The Marshmallow OS can now be found on just over 10% of Android devices. Is the Google OS being rolled out fast enough by Android companies?
Google’s latest Android OS recently hit a big milestone. The company stated in their early June developer statistics that Marshmallow has now been installed in just over 10% of all Android devices – this represents some great progress since the 2.3% figure stated in March this year.
The move can be credited to people upgrading from Lollipop. While the not-quite-current version’s adoption did go down (to 35.4 percent), the biggest declines in usage were for Jelly Bean and KitKat. Those moves would generally stem from people upgrading to newer devices, rather than updating their OS. Read: Three ways Android N has officially thundered past Apple‘s iOS
Since the previous adoption stats were released numerous Android companies have delivered new Marshmallow enabled models. Large flagship devices from Samsung (Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge) as well as the HTC 10, LG G5 and the new Sony Xperia devices all ship with the latest OS.
The true test for Google will be just how well Marshmallow performs by the time the new OS rolls along. That will be around the OS’s first anniversary and just a few months away. Lollipop took a year and a half to become the dominant Android flavor. Although Marshmallow isn’t necessarily going to repeat history, its year-one figures should give you a good idea as to whether or not it’s doing as well as its predecessor. Read: Android N preview reveals potential new “˜VR Mode‘
Here’s to hoping you have Marshmallow rolled out to your smartphone model before Google announces the next OS! What’re your thoughts? Which version of Android do you use? Be sure to let us know your opinion in the comments below!
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