Weekly Poll Results: Our Readers Are Rolling In Marshmallows!

By 02:08 Tue, 03 Aug 2021 Comments

Last week we asked you if your phone is running Android 6.0 Marshmallow. After all, Android N is already on Nexus devices (as a developer preview) and Marshmallow will soon become the "old" version.

The poll results show that a respectable 56% of our readers are running Marshmallow. Of those, the majority received it as an upgrade, but 12% of users got it out of the box.

These results are way above average - Google's numbers show that globally only 7.5% of Android users are on version 6.0. Well done, readers!

That still leaves a gigantic chunk, 37%, on Android 5.1 Lollipop or earlier. The vast majority of those devices will stay on that version. The Marshmallow-first crowd will likely acquire upgraded to N at some point, even some of the Marshmallow-upgrades.

Of course, some of you have taken matters into their own hands and flashed CyanogenMod or another Read-Only Memory (ROM) to acquire the coveted update. That path will remain available in the future, but this seems rare in the comment section.

I think these poll results show that smart shopping gets you a phone that has fine software support. And I like to think we played a part in helping you create the correct decision.



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