Another month has passed and another update to the Google Play distribution data has been made available, revealing the share of various Android versions running on active devices. The data was collected during the seven-day period ending June 6, and it shows that Android 6.0 Marshmallow now runs on 10.1 percent of active devices, a 2.6 percent increase over the May figure of 7.5 percent.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow has been slow to gain adoption, and whether it’s due to the low number of new devices being released with the latest OS version, or few OS updates from Android OEMs is hard to say. To put the numbers in perspective, Android 6.0 Marshmallow made it to 1 percent of active devices in February, five months after its release to Nexus devices.
The June Android version distribution data shows that Android Lollipop has a total share of 35.4 percent of active Android devices (with Android 5.0 Lollipop running on 15.4 percent of devices and Android 5.1 Lollipop on 20 percent) that check into Google Play. Last month, Android Lollipop had a total share of 35.6 percent of active Android devices.