This time all about the latest Android version. Five months after its launch, the Android Marshmallow version of Google’s mobile software is only on 1.4 percent of Android devices. It’s actually a big jump from last month.
Marshmallow, the latest version of Google’s Android mobile operating system, is still on only a little number of devices. But now it looks like it’s started rolling out quickly. Marshmallow launched in early October, Android 6.0 Marshmallow is on 1.4 percent of Android devices, according to the latest position offered up by Google’s developer console.
Google traced the market share of each Android version by checking all the devices that visited the Google Play Store during the seven-day period every week.
Low adoption rate is a side effect of a frustrating upgrade process. It means users often have to wait months for the latest Android version.
Few of mobile device makers have rolled out Android Marshmallow update so far. It comes preinstalled on Google’s device such as new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P and other Nexus devices. LG is also offering it on some of its G4 smartphones. Manufacturers, like Samsung, have announced plans to start pushing it out early March, which should increase Android Marshmallow’s growth rate overall.
Prior version of Android, Lollipop, which was released in 2014, collected more users during the past month to lick off a 34.1 percent of all devices. Where, KitKat, with 35.5 percent share.
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Jelly Bean’s total share down to 23.9 percent from 24.7 percent last month. Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich, both released in 2011, also lost users but stand out there with shares of 2.5 percent and 2.7 percent, respectively. Even first Android version, Froyo, debuted in 2010, remained on the list with a 0.1 percent. Important thing, Older Android devices often cannot be upgraded to later versions due to unsupportable configuration, which explains why these various version never seem to go away totally. It seems the device manufacturer busy in preparation of Marshmallow roll-out.
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