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

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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35 Comments

1. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Count my Note 5 in that 2.3%.

4. cdm283813

Posts: 424; Member since: Jan 10, 2015

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

6. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

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

8. bucky

Posts: 3785; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

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

12. Unordinary unregistered

But 97% won't =( Lets call it...trickle down ec...updates!

19. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

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

23. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

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

16. VirginSeventyTwo

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 03, 2016

lol android 6 is garbage no one care for the update, reading this article on my ipad 2 running ios9 roftlmao

24. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Sure!

26. Unordinary unregistered

You're cool.

29. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

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

10. Awalker

Posts: 1977; Member since: Aug 15, 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.

2. janis

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 10, 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.

5. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Get a nexus for just 280$ ;)

9. djkhalid

Posts: 156; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

lol u said my women not woman :P

32. janis

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

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

13. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 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.

30. vincelongman

Posts: 5695; Member since: Feb 10, 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

31. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

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

33. janis

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 10, 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

28. Heisenberg

Posts: 374; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

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

35. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 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

3. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Happy with my kitkat here :D

14. mixedfish

Posts: 1556; Member since: Nov 17, 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.

17. Sovat_fc

Posts: 224; Member since: Aug 30, 2014

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

21. mixedfish

Posts: 1556; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

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

25. bucky

Posts: 3785; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

My gs5 active is brutally laggy ever since lollipop.

7. Trakker

Posts: 283; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

4.4.2 is still the most stable version ever.

11. Andr01d

Posts: 63; Member since: Mar 08, 2016

Thanks Moto for letting me inside that 2.3% :D

15. Sovat_fc

Posts: 224; Member since: Aug 30, 2014

That's 2.3% is more than iDevices combined.

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