With a new year, new updates come as gifts. Google is no different here. In the month of February, it has also updated its Android distribution chart. Thus, for this update, Marshmallow finally manages to jump past the 1% market share hurdle which is not very impressive. It now stands at 1.2%.
Since its official release, Google could not improve Marshmallow the way it was expected to. Still Android Marshmallow itself is a milestone. Just like me, you can also assume this iteration of the OS will pick up the pace and reach a better position in the chart in the future, with updates to Android 6.0 which are available to incredibly well-selling devices such as Samsung’s Galaxy S6 series.
In December, Lollipop increased its share up to 29.5% and 32.6% last month. But currently, it sits at 34.1% on the market. Moreover, it is close to catching KitKat, which has now dropped to 35.5%. The three versions called Jelly Bean are collectively at 23.9%, Ice Cream Sandwich has 2.5%, Gingerbread is at 2.7%, while Froyo still commands 0.1% of the market.
Earlier, Marshmallow has fixed all of Lollipop’s bugs, added new features and is more fluid. The 1% raise in the market is surely going to give Google a headache considering its past performance.