As you’re already aware, the Marshmallow rollout has been painfully slow. But it appears that for the first time since its release, the adoption of the Marshmallow made its biggest jump in the month of March 2016. Presumable, this was influenced by the fact that several high-end devices have been launched already running on the latest Marshmallow OS, including the Galaxy S7 series.
Android 6.0 was holding strong at a 2.3 percentage share of the Android platform distribution just at the start of March. As of this writing, the number of Android devices powered by the Marshmallow software is a little more than 4.6 percent. From a larger perspective this may seem like a drop in the ocean, but considering how slow the whole process has been, this is a titanic progress.
The good news is that more than half of users in the Android ecosystem were found to be currently running on a KitKat operating system or higher. In addition, it seems the number of users on all versions except those on Lollipop and Marshmallow have reduced, which is a good sign.
With Android N already in the horizon, it will be interesting to see how it will impact the Android ecosystem as well as rollout of updates, especially after it was revealed that this upcoming version will make it significantly easier for OEMs and carriers to push out future software updates.
Are you running on the Marshmallow OS or are you still stuck on an older version of Android?
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