Not so much thanks to the firmware upgrades from the phone makers. I'm sure the custom ROMs have a big slice of the Marshmallow share
Please Launch marshmallow update for my HTC desire 628 as soon as possible
The reason behind slow growth of android 6 is
- android 6 based devices are too costly
- android device most vendors are mostly limited to same version, and not upgradeable
ESUmanuelynne, 13 Jul 2016Android phone manufacturers (including Samsung) don't want you to stick to one device for too... moreCalled flooding market with there Low end devices and people keep looking for Next big thing! Lol
I suggest manufacturers begin pushing security updates packaged with new UIs even on same (old) version of OS just to satisfy those who can't keep starring at the same interface for over 52-weeks then only a few will want an OS update.
Android phone manufacturers (including Samsung) don't want you to stick to one device for too long, they simply want you to get bored and replace them with those of newer versions just to keep the market going .Maybe Apple would do same if they had a long line up of devices like Samsung.
They all seem to forget the essence: consumers' satisfaction first.
Many people buy devices from manufacturers that aren't on this site and also are many that want to buy a phone with 20$.
Typhoon, 12 Jul 201613.3% distribution for a year old version of Android is pathetic..It's nearly impossible to reach high saturation of the latest OS when your potential demographic is the rest of the world's potential population that can access a smartphone after you subtract the paltry percentage of potential iPhone users. Whether that is due to choice or economic standing.
Especially with the lack of updates from the manufacturers combined with the subset of people who couldn't care less about having the latest as long as their device functions.
Hey Google we do not care for operating system updates but plz make it a policy to force security updates to your android device for a yearly fees .All android devices needs it.
i m on 1.9% one. Even having moto defy doesn't help if you are using android.no updates. no patches. should we throw the phone?
abynormal, 13 Jul 2016You mean there are devices older than 2 years out there which are not being provided with OS u... moreI still have Jellybean for my S Duos 2 and haven't even received a Kitkat upgrade...:)
I really don't see the need for a software upgrade anywhere except when the user is bored with staring at the old user interface of his / her phone...considering the fact that Samsung doesn't bother upgrading its lower end devices, I just see it as a gimmick to entice people to go in for high end models and posing as though one needs to have an upgraded device all the time...I still have Jellybean and am sure most of the low end phone consumer group wouldn't have even got a Kitkat upgrade for their phone....as they run the risk of losing their data through rooting etc..
is this even a news? LOL! logically, it will increase because it is the latest available OS, and most of the newly released phone runs MM.
GSMA, make a news article only if MM declines. hehe!
you guys should check out population demogrpahics...that rising number of android m users indicate the middle age group(not middle aged as in 30s but the middle tier population from about 18-30) who are interested in new tech AND be able to afford it(and i cannot stress this point enough) there are tabs for kids that run on the "ancient" OS and also the elderly who only want a phone funcationality with the occassional skype...
my granddad shouted at me for getting him a smartphone..and it has never been connected to the internet..ever...
my dad has had a note 5 for an year now..and he learned to whatsapp last week...
alex.ess, 12 Jul 2016"For some reason there still are devices out there, actively being used, with ancient Android ... moreActually it isn't a problem, the reason there is a high percentage on old OS is one easy and obvious reason. Root!!! These old phones are still quite capable and can run marshmallow on custom roms. So sometimes having the latest and greatest isn't a plus. Unlike ios which is heavily supported by a manufacturer and not much custom roms for it due to Apples lock on devices. Also Apples policy is to make you buy new handsets which it owned up to with slowing down devices on software updates