Android 6.0 Marshmallow adoption has doubled since last month
posted by Florin T. / Apr 05, 2016, 4:50 PM
Android Marshmallow is now on 4.6% of all devices, so the user base has doubled since early March. That's thanks not just to updates rolled out by various manufacturers, but also to the fact that new handsets running Marshmallow out of the box have been released in March - the most popular examples being the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.
All other Android versions that are still relevant are less used than they were one month ago, though the percentage decrease isn't exactly significant. Android Lollipop now stands at 35.8% (down from 36.1%), KitKat is used on 33.4% of devices (down from 34.3%), and Jelly Bean is powering 21.3% of devices (down from 22.3%). Android Ice Cream Sandwich (first released in 2011) still shows up on 2.2% of devices, while Android Gingerbread (first launched in late 2010) is running on 2.6% of devices.
Later this year, Google will release Android N, but we hope that, until this happens, Marshmallow will power a much, much larger percentage of Android products.
Have you received your Android Marshmallow update (that is, of course, if your device is eligible)? Or maybe you've bought a device that's running Marshmallow from day one? Let us know in the comments! Also, check out this table put together by redditor QuestionsEverythang, which shows the year-over-year growth changes between all Android version between April 2015 - 2016.
|Version||Codename||API||April 2015||April 2016||YoY Difference|
|4.1.x||Jelly Bean||16||16.5%||7.8%||∨ 8.7%|
Whoa, whopping 4.6%? I'm flabbergasted. Where's my inhaler?
posted on Apr 05, 2016, 4:56 PM 1
Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015
On another note.. Froyo never say die ^_^, Android will forever remain fragmented and *mainstream consumers will always be behind Android versions, I bet those Froyo users will get to marshmallow by 2025,lol, there's a need of another OS, hope Tizen is baked with time
posted on Apr 05, 2016, 5:30 PM 3
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This is sad , only a few people can use the latest v of android … Since vanilla android is finally getting multitasking with N I recommend getting the nexus devices to avoid this situation or an iPhone
posted on Apr 05, 2016, 4:57 PM 2
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The sad story on android is that it's less about devices getting updated to 6.0, more about new devices launching with 6.0 that's why the market share grows. Oem decides that it's a good idea to not update your phone so you could buy a new one from them
posted on Apr 06, 2016, 6:08 AM 0
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That's good news. It's still at an extremely low percentage but nonetheless a little better now. It's good enough to be able "say" that marshmallow actually "exists" :)
posted on Apr 05, 2016, 5:00 PM 0
Posts: 263; Member since: Dec 19, 2013
I don't know why this is so relevant to people. Every now and then I load up my old Android and Apple devices, so the kids can play with them (verses my current phone) I have one Apple product stuck on iOS 4, and I have three old phones on various version of Android. It all works fine with me. (although, I am frustrated about Apple apps I paid for, that won't work until I upgrade iOS, which Apple will not let me do.) Apple kind of turned their old devices into paper weights. But the old Android devices are fine.
posted on Apr 05, 2016, 8:20 PM 2
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Isn't this pie chart basically always the same? The previous 3 versions make up the 3 largest portions, while the newest version is roughly equivalent to all the older versions combined... Yeah, there's some flexing in the exact size of the slice but for the most part one only has to rotate the names.
posted on Apr 06, 2016, 12:40 AM 0
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Kitkat is still the dominant build. Looks like majority of Android users are still living in 2014.
posted on Apr 06, 2016, 4:05 AM 0
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I've got a Nexus 7 2013 on Kit Kat... I could be on Marshmallow, but I choose KK. I'm satisfied with it enough I don't feel compelled to upgrade. Conversely, my girlfriend is using the Note 4 on my account. A while back I told her she'd be getting Marshmallow and her response was: "Okay... And?" Anecdotal, but long story short... There are simply people that don't care about chasing higher numbers.
posted on Apr 06, 2016, 4:12 PM 0
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