According to the official Android distribution figures from last month, it was revealed that Android 5.x Lollipop was sitting at 25%, which more or less means that the build accounted for at least a quarter of Android devices. Android 6.0 Marshmallow on the other hand only accounted for a fraction at 0.3%.
However if you thought that maybe Marshmallow would have gained some traction in the month, that does not appear to be the case here. According to Google’s latest figures it seems that Marshmallow barely grew in the month and it is now sitting at 0.5%, a very tiny gain of 0.2%. However if anything it seems that Lollipop has been gaining a fair bit of traction.
The numbers now reveal that Lollipop is sitting at a distribution rate of 29.5%, a 4.5% leap from the previous month. Older builds of Android are still in the mix like Froyo and Gingerbread, with the latter actually dropping by 0.4% while Froyo is surprisingly still in the mix and maintaining its 0.2% market share amongst Android devices.
We’re not sure what’s taking Marshmallow so long to be adopted, but chances are OEMs and carriers have yet to push out the updates and we reckon that once that ball gets rolling, Marshmallow’s numbers will spike by a lot. In the meantime it looks like mostly Nexus handsets are the ones that have received the update.