Android 6.0 Marshmallow, has officially made its debut in the Android Distribution Numbers on Google’s dashboard.
The new operating system which debuted in September, now runs on 0.3% of devices.
See the tiny sliver sitting between Froyo and Lollipop in the above chart? That’s Marshmallow saying hi. Its predecessor, Lollipop climbed to 25.6%, and now is the third most popular version of Android. KitKat still leads the race with 37.8%, and is followed by Jelly Bean which holds 29% of usage shares in the latest distribution stats.
Ice Cream Sandwich still runs on 3.3% of devices, Gingerbread on 3.8%, and Froyo on 0.2%, and is on the brink of being dropped from the Dashboard.
Given that Marshmallow is mostly just available to the Nexus devices 5 and up, Android One devices, and very few OEMs have actually rolled out the update, 0.3% in just over a month is pretty impressive. There have been a few unofficial ports of the new version of Android 6.0, but that still amounts to a measly number which combined makes up for the week ending November 2nd. We will have to wait for a few months for Marshmallow to ascend the ladder, and make a real impression.
source: Google Dashboard