Launch of Android Marshmallow trapped the developers into technical dilemma
The excitement is rising in android community as the latest version of android has already made public earlier this month. Samsung, Sony, HTC and many mobile manufacturers have announced their rollout schedules with included devices. As the android almighty Google has exquisitely developed the curiosity amongst the users, way before the name of latest goody was announced which made them engage, inquire, discus more and more about the version. Google has mastered this activity by practicing it for every new version launch.
Definitely the interface is fascinating; we can say it from the visuals which we have seen so far. On that note let’s have a little stroll around the bygone variants of android OS. It will be preferable to begin with the version named ‘Ginger Bread’; which caught the attention at very initial stage of android journey by App Development Companies USA and running on 3.8% of the android devices worldwide. Ice Cream Sandwich, the next version had established the foundations of android platform and right now it is installed on 3.4% of the smartphones.
There arrived Jelly Bean running on the 30.2% devices at the moment, which had paved the path of android system to the glory and enable the platform to take on iOS. The successor of Jelly Bean known as ‘Kitkat’ has proved the most triumphant version till date due to its amazingly organized update rollout which has provided to mid-range and low-range devices as well with highest installation ratio of 38.9% on android handsets.
Everything was alright until the ‘Lollipop’; the 5th edition from Google’s android basket has gone public. After official the launch of Lollipop, it took considerable delay in availability of the version. In fact, the models having Lollipop out of the box, were showing many sorts of troubles and ultimately it came out that there are many bugs which was required to be solved. The bugfix update cycles also took a while and confronting the conflict, the Lollipop 5.2 update was made available which had fuelled the fire and made the issue more severe.
In this case, the iOS rollouts and bugfix are executed wonderfully as there is only one party which controls entire procedure, whereas there are multiple channels through which android updates are made available which hamper the update cycle overall. Android Lollipop has made it difficult for app development companies also, as they have to start developing applications right from the beginning in very short notice. Now that Marshmallow has just introduced so all they have to do is shift the resources into the creation of apps which work magnificently on the latest version, too, to survive in this cut throat competition, given the fact that Lollipop has reached to mere 23.5% of the android devices.