Android 6.0 Marshmallow now on 10.1% of active devices
We all know there’s a problem with having the latest Android flavor available and there’s a lot of factors that contributes to it. A new report from Google shows the current share of versions and an insight how things are going with the updates.
First off, the latest Marshmallow 6.0 version is now at 10.1%. That’s a good increase from last month’s 7.5% and last last month’s 4.6%. While the widely distributed Lollipop is enjoying a combined share of 35.4% for both the 5.0 and 5.1 versions. KitKat, on the the other hand, is not far behind at 31.6%.
Older versions are still around with all the Jelly Bean versions at 18.9%. Ice Cream Sandwich, Gingerbread, & Froyo still has 1.9%, 2.0%, and 0.1% respectively.
With Android N around the corner, we can’t help but think how big its release will be. With the latest version at just 10.1% after 8 months from initial release, how can Google and partners increase the rate of distribution? Meanwhile, iOS users enjoy the latest update across multiple supported devices days after release.