Android Lollipop is deemed the sweetest among all the versions of Google’s mobile operating system, as it takes the top spot in terms of Android adoption. Marshmallow, in the meantime, claims 2.3 percent of the distribution.

Google has published its most recent monthly breakdown of platform usage, showing off the number of active devices running different versions of Android.

What's notable is that Android Lollipop has outshone Android KitKat as being the most-used version of the OS.

Google initially rolled out Android 5.0 Lollipop way back November 2014 via the Nexus 9.

Changes Between February And March

Here are the changes on the data amassed in February and in the current month.

Android 5.0/5.1 Lollipop – It increased by 2.0 points. It now got 36.1 percent of the distribution.

Android 4.4 KitKat – It dropped by 1.2 points. From 35.5 percent last month, it now got 34.3.

Android 4.1/4.2/4.3 Jelly Bean – It went down by 1.6 points. It now has 22.3 percent.

Android 2.3 Gingerbread – It dropped by 0.1 points and is now at 2.6 percent from last month's 2.7 percent.

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) – It went down by 0.2 points. It got 2.3 percent as compared to 2.5 percent last month.

Android 6.0 Marshmallow – It improved by 1.1 points. It garnered 2.3 percent.

Android 2.2 Froyo – It remains at 0.1 percent.

In the present ranking, Lollipop now sits in first place, KitKat in second spot, Jelly Bean in third, Ice Cream Sandwich along with Marshmallow in fifth and Froyo in sixth.

Google notes on the Platform Versions page that the data was gathered from the Google Play Store app, which requires Android 2.2 and higher. Moreover, the data was pulled together during a seven-day period that ended on March 7.

The latest stats show that Lollipop is performing better than Marshmallow. Five months after Lollipop was released, it was installed in 5.4 percent of active devices. Marshmallow, on the other hand, has only reached a 2.3 percent adoption rate during the same amount of time after it was first pushed out.

In November, Tech Times reported that Android Marshmallow notched 0.3 percent of Android devices, based on Android platform distribution numbers released by Google. This was after a full month upon it was pushed out on Android devices across the globe.

Marshmallow was launched on Sept. 29 along with the unveiling of Google two latest Nexus Phones, the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P.

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