Marshmallow is now on 10 % of Android units
The newest model of Android simply hit an enormous, huge milestone. Google’s early June developer stats have revealed that Marshmallow is now on simply over 10 % of Android units, representing an enormous bounce from simply 2.three % in March. Notably, solely a few of that surge may be credited to individuals upgrading from Lollipop. Whereas the not-fairly-present model’s adoption did go down (to 35.four %), the most important declines in utilization have been for Jelly Bean and KitKat. In essence: lots of these shifting to Marshmallow might properly have been changing units that have been three or extra years previous.
The timing is not coincidental, as you may need gathered. Within the three months since we final appeared again, quite a few smartphone makers have delivered Marshmallow telephones in pressure. The Galaxy S7 is the large kahuna, however you may as well level to telephones just like the HTC 10, LG G5 and Sony’s newer Xperias as elements. For those who purchased a model new system this spring, particularly if it was fairly excessive-finish, it may need been exhausting to keep away from Marshmallow.
To us, the large unknown is how properly Marshmallow will fare by the point its successor rolls round in a couple of months, round Marshmallow’s first anniversary. Lollipop took a yr and a half to turn out to be the dominant Android taste. Though Marshmallow is not essentially going to repeat historical past, its yr-one figures ought to offer you a good suggestion as as to if or not it is doing in addition to its predecessor.