Android 6.0 Marshmallow has technically been released for a while now, and for the most part it seems that many Nexus devices have received the update. However despite that, it seems that even after a few months, the distribution numbers of Marshmallow still remains as a fraction of Android.
According to the latest figures released by Google, it seems that Android 6.0 Marshmallow accounts for a mere 1.2% of all Android devices. This is versus back in December where Marshmallow was only at 0.5%, so a 0.7% jump in 2 months doesn’t seem to be very encouraging.
However given the way Android updates are distributed, there is a good chance that those numbers will probably start increasing later in the year. That being said, oddly enough for some reason there seems to be a surge in Lollipop builds. In December it only accounted for 29.5%, but in February 2016, those numbers have since jumped to 34.1%.
We’re not sure what’s with the increase, although chances are this might have to do with the fact that many OEMs are still releasing Lollipop handsets. In any case we expect that to change this years as OEMs are expected to preinstall Marshmallow, so hopefully we will see a bigger increase in Marshmallow numbers in the coming months.