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Latest data shows 36.1% of Android devices running Lollipop with just 2.3% sporting Marshmallow

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Latest data shows 36.1% of Android devices running Lollipop with just 2.3% sporting Marshmallow
The latest version of the Android distribution stats have been released by Google; for the seven-days ended March 7th only 2.3% of Android devices were powered by the latest build of the platform, Android 6.0. The one single build found on most Android phones at the moment was Android 4.4%, discovered on 34.3% of Android phones and tablets. On the other hand, both builds of Lollipop (Android 5.0 and Android 5.1) combined to own a 36.1% share.

22.3% of Android devices were powered by Android 4.1 through Android 4.3, known as JellyBean. The 2.3% share held by Android 4.0.3-4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich was topped by the 2.6% slice of the pie that belonged to Android 2.3.3-2.3.7 Gingerbread.

Once the next generation flagship models from HTC, LG and others start to join the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, we should see a pick up in devices carrying Android 6.0. At the same time, older models currently running Android 5.0 and Android 5.1 will start receiving their update to Marshmallow. It might be July or August before we see a measurable increase in Android 6.0 powered Android devices.


source: Android via MobileSyrup

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posted on 08 Mar 2016, 18:09 3

1. tedkord (Posts: 11549; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Count my Note 5 in that 2.3%.

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 18:20 7

4. cdm283813 (Posts: 352; Member since: 10 Jan 2015)


Just wait until fall rolls around. You won't see Android N until 2017.

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 18:28 10

6. tedkord (Posts: 11549; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


But I'll still have a more advanced mobile OS them any competing one.

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 18:58 2

8. bucky (Posts: 2556; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


I agree. So advanced that you don't even need updates.

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 20:00 1

12. Unordinary (Posts: 1659; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


But 97% won't =(

Lets call it...trickle down ec...updates!

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 20:20 2

19. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1530; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Most of those are low-end phones anyway, they had it coming.

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 20:51

23. tedkord (Posts: 11549; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


They still will. Just not the most advanced of Android.

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 20:12 3

16. VirginSeventyTwo (banned) (Posts: 7; Member since: 03 Mar 2016)


lol android 6 is garbage no one care for the update,

reading this article on my ipad 2 running ios9 roftlmao

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 20:54 2

24. tedkord (Posts: 11549; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Sure!

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 21:06 1

26. Unordinary (Posts: 1659; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


You're cool.

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 23:45 2

29. joey_sfb (Posts: 5730; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Yeah! That's big achievement for an iPad 2.

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 19:25 1

10. Awalker (Posts: 1477; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


Count my Nexus 5X, 6P, Nexus 7 2013 and Nvidia Shield TV. I also have a few other devices with Marshmallow but I no longer use them.

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 18:09 10

2. janis (Posts: 322; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


yes its stupid, i have 700Eur phone Samsung galaxy s6 edge still dont have android 6.0,
my women has htc m8 she rocking 6.0 for 2-3 months.

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 18:20 1

5. abdoualgeria (Posts: 395; Member since: 27 Jul 2015)


Get a nexus for just 280$ ;)

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 19:15 1

9. djkhalid (Posts: 111; Member since: 01 Jul 2013)


lol u said my women not woman :P

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 02:19 1

32. janis (Posts: 322; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


sorry my bad, i am not native English, tho i speak 3 languages daily.

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 20:00 1

13. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 2891; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


Blame f*ckn google for not releasing the latest Android build to OEMs months before it's released to public...software isn't magic, it takes time to implement the more features you pack into it.

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 00:00 1

30. vincelongman (Posts: 4396; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


HTC released the One A9 with 6.0 only 2 months after 6/0's public release
So OEMs did have access to the 6.0 source code for months before public release, probably even months before IO

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 00:27

31. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 2891; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


Last time I checked, HTC's sense UI is a pretty light skin compared to TouchWiz or LG's skin...

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 02:21

33. janis (Posts: 322; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


that is true, i had htc, i defo prefer htc UI, but since this or previous year htc was disappointment i went with samsung. still managed to install proper launcher so looks stock

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 23:27

28. Heisenberg (Posts: 102; Member since: 11 Feb 2015)


Calm down bro. I use same phone and mine is already updated. You should check the settings for the OTA

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 02:52

35. legiloca (Posts: 1387; Member since: 11 Nov 2014)


You're buying it for its features and not only for the software updates, if you're after the updates only so bad then get a Nexus

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 18:18

3. abdoualgeria (Posts: 395; Member since: 27 Jul 2015)


Happy with my kitkat here :D

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 20:04

14. mixedfish (Posts: 1176; Member since: 17 Nov 2013)


For as long as I continue using my current phone, I will stay on Kit Kat. Only thing annoying is the stupid update reminders.

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 20:16

17. Sovat_fc (Posts: 224; Member since: 30 Aug 2014)


Bet when you get Lollipop, you'll realize how s**t Kitkat is.

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 20:45

21. mixedfish (Posts: 1176; Member since: 17 Nov 2013)


Nope, I have Lollipop on my tablet and regret it everyday.

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 20:58

25. bucky (Posts: 2556; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


My gs5 active is brutally laggy ever since lollipop.

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 18:42

7. Trakker (Posts: 283; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


4.4.2 is still the most stable version ever.

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 19:56 1

11. Andr01d (Posts: 26; Member since: 08 Mar 2016)


Thanks Moto for letting me inside that 2.3% :D

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 20:04 1

15. Sovat_fc (Posts: 224; Member since: 30 Aug 2014)


That's 2.3% is more than iDevices combined.

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 20:18 1

18. vliang86 (Posts: 238; Member since: 05 Oct 2015)


iOS platform > Android any time!

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 20:46 6

22. mixedfish (Posts: 1176; Member since: 17 Nov 2013)


"iOS platform ---> Android any time!"

Fixed it for you

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 20:24 3

20. MANOFSTEEL (Posts: 57; Member since: 25 Nov 2015)


Bartender......FRAGMENTATION ON THE ROCKS PLEASE........!!!!

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 21:15

27. CreeDiddy (Posts: 714; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


Sad...

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 02:26

34. Zylam (Posts: 737; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)


The reason why these scores are so low is because the majority of Android phones sold worldwide are low end phones, Noone buys a feature phone anymore and this Android has become the defacto Os.

Fragmentation in most cases is a non issue, except for the one major problem of being valuable to exploits, other than that it really doesn't matter which version of Android you have as long as it's Kitkat and beyond. Visual changes and some smaller useful stuff like doze is all you miss out on.

The real problem of fragmentation rests with the commentors here, they are mostly American and this do not believe anything beyond the US exists and hate apple so much that it hurts their reproduction unit to admit that the only reason Android has a larger market share is because of the low end, a figure they like to throw in the face of random unknown people because it stimulates excitement in their reproduction unit for some reason, and having to admit that it's really 80 percent low end phones causes issues in their performance.

If Google started releasing a separate chart for the US and the rest of the world, Androids chart would probably look better than iOS for the US, as most phones in the US run 5 or above. However the rest of the world would be 90 percent on 4.4 or below.

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