Google has updated its Android developer dashboard with the latest distribution numbers. In the latest November numbers, Android 6.0 Marshmallow has debuted in the distribution chart. Also Read - Google Pay will not charge transfer fee from Indian users; Google India clarifiesAlso Read - 400 new games coming to Google Stadia cloud gaming platform
Google recently launched the LG Nexus 5X and the Huawei Nexus 6P with Android Marshmallow out-of-the-box. The over-the-air (OTA) update has also been rolled out to compatible Nexus devices such as the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 9 and the Nexus Player. Also Read - Google Pay to remove payments on web app, adds fee on instant money transfers
With 0.3 percent share, the Android Marshmallow has just barely made its presence felt. However, as more Android handset manufacturers start rolling out the update to their smartphones, the percentage share is expected to climb further.
Android Lollipop has also seen a small jump to 25.6 percent, from 23.5 percent last month. To further breakdown the numbers, Android 5.0 and Android 5.1 have an adoption of 15.5 percent and 10.1 percent, respectively.
Android 4.4 KitKat still runs on most devices with an adoption rate of 37.8 percent. Earlier versions have seen some decline, with Jelly Bean at 29 percent (from 30.2 percent last month), Ice Cream Sandwich at 3.3 percent (from 3.4 percent last month). Also, Gingerbread still runs on 3.8 percent devices, whereas Froyo runs on 0.2 percent devices.
While the Android adoption rate is very slow, Apple s recently released iOS 9 has seen an adoption of 66 percent, ever since it was released back in September 2015.