Google has been long speaking fo its Marshmallow update for Android phones. Google released data about the monthly distribution of versions of its Android platforms. The data was collected within a one week period of December 1st to December 7th 2015. Lollipop users account for 29.5% of total number of Android users. This is further divided by Lollipop 5.0 and Lollipop 51. Here Lollipop 5.0 has 16.3 %, while Lollipop 5.1 has 13.2% users. Android KitKat still ranks highest with 36.6 % users. These figures are recorded for the month of December.
Marshmallow has 0.5% users for the month of December. The adoption rate are said to be be high, since Marshmallow has been released very recently. This is a huge jump in a month's time. Android Jelly Bean (4.1/4.2/4/3) has an adoption rate of 26.9%. The adoption rate for older Android versions are reducing as people adapt to new versions fo the Android version. Froyo 2.2 has 0.2% users while Gingerbread has 3.4% users. Android Ice Cream Sandwich still has about 2.9% users.
Google has started rolling out Marshmallow update to high-end devices. These figures do not include adoption rates for android versions that have less than 0.1% users.