According to Google, Android Marshmallow was powering only 2.3% of all Android devices last month but in the recent report of Android Marshmallow adoption, things are looking better. Now, Android 6.0 is running on a total of 4.6 % Android Devices all over the world. This indicates that the Marshmallow user base has doubled since the beginning of the March.
This increase can be credited to the fact that most manufacturers have just rolled out the Android 6.0 update, and also, because a lot of new smartphones have been released in March with Android Marshmallow pre-installed. Most popular among these devices are the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge duo.
Along with this, Android 6.0 Marshmallow update has also been released for the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ in many parts of the world including Canada, where the updated started rolling out yesterday. Owners of the Note 5 and S6 Edge+ can now update to the latest Android OS if their carriers are Bell or Tellus. If your device is on Rogers, the update for your Android device won’t arrive until April 27th.
Android 6.0 features and modifications include the Doze battery-management feature, which should help to keep the lights on for longer. The TouchWiz has also undergone a few adjustments. Google Now is on tap, and a few small changes, have been made in the OS. The OTA might not arrive immediately like always, so you may have to wait a few hours or maybe even a day or two. To prepare your device for the update, make sure it has enough free space, since the bundle is over one gigabyte in size.
Other relevant Android version’s usage have slightly decreased compared to last month. The change in usage percentage isn’t very significant. Android Lollipop is running on 35.8% of the Android devices, Android Kitkat stands at 33.4% of the devices and Jelly Bean is used on 21.3% of devices. Android Ice Cream Sandwich (first released in 2011) still powers 2.2% of devices, while Android Gingerbread (launched in late 2010) is running on 2.6% of Android devices.
Google is set to release the Android N later this year. Android N developer preview has already been launched on some Google Nexus devices. Hopefully Android Marshmallow will take over the Android devices before the launch of Android N.