With Android 7.0 Nougat expected to release this month, more and more devices are either getting the long awaited Android 6.0 Marshmallow update or are being launched with Marshmallow running out of the box. However, the number of devices running on Android Marshmallow is still relatively low. The latest Android Distribution Chart shows us where Android 6.0 Marshmallow stands after more than 6 months of release.
Last month, Android Marshmallow stood with 13.3% in the Android Distribution Chart and is now running on 15.2% of all Android devices. That’s a small increase of 1.9% from last month.
We aren’t seeing huge jumps in the number of Marshmallow’s share in Android Distribution Chart. And for this, the manufacturers are the ones to be blamed. Irregular security and version updates in Android isn’t anything new.
Android Lollipop is still leading the chart with its share of 35.5%. Lollipop’s share has increased by 0.4% this month. We are still wondering how that happened. Maybe devices running on KitKat were updated to Lollipop instead of Marshmallow.
Talking about other versions, Lollipop is followed by Android KitKat with 29.2%, Android JellyBean with 16.7%, Android Marshmallow with 15.2%, Android Gingerbread with 1.7%, Android Ice Cream Sandwich with 1.6% and yes, Android Froyo still holds the ground with 0.1%.
If the adoption of Android Marshmallow goes by the same rate, we wonder when will it run on more than 20% of overall Android devices. With the release of Android 7.0 Nougat, we hope Marshmallow will run on more Android devices than it is right now.