According to Google’s latest monthly report on the distribution of Android for this month of June, the latest Android Marshmallow platform is running on 10 percent of all smartphones all over the world, while Android Lollipop 5.1 is running on around 20 percent of devices which makes them top the chat of the most used.
The Latest Android Marshmallow was on 7.5 percent active devices in May last month, revealing the share of various Android versions running on active devices. The data was collected during the seven-day period ending June 6, and it shows that Android 6.0 Marshmallow now runs on only 10.1 percent of active devices, a 2.6 percent increase over the month of May figure which was 7.5 percent.
Android Marshmallow was released 7 months ago in October 2015. The latest OS version barely had 1% users in February all over the world. Its Adoption or users has been slow as brands continue to launch smartphones with older Lollipop OS baked with their custom UIs. However, with brands like Tecno [tecno camon c9], Motorola, Samsung, LG, Lenovo, Huawei[huawei GR5], Sony xperia [xperia E5] releasing Android Marshmallow updates to their devices, the adoption rates have rise up and we still hope to get a better result before the month of July.
Kitkat dominates over Android Marshmallow
The present June Android version distribution data as per the data available on the report shows that froyo 2.2 was seen on 0.1 percent devices, Gingerbread seen on 2.0 percent devices, Ice cream sandwich 4.0.3 – 4.0.4 seen on 1.9 percent smartphone devices, Jellybean 4.1.1 seen on 6.8 percent then 4.2.2 seen on 9.4 percent smartphone devices and the Jellybean 4.3 seen on 2.7 percent smartphone devices.
Kitkat was seen on 31.6 percent smartphone which has the highest number of the most active smartphone devices followed by the Lollipop 5.1 which was seen on 20 percent smartphone devices while the Lollipop 5.0 version has 15.4 percent smartphones activeness.
As for me, i think if Google and other smartphone manufacturers continue to provide updates, we can expect that Android Marshmallow will take over Lollipop in the next two to three months. Moreover, with Android N around the corner, we can expect devices with the upcoming platform as well.