Google releases the Android distribution numbers for December; Nougat experiences a slight increase


Google recently posted the distribution numbers for its mobile operating system, Android. The released numbers reflect that at the point of time in December thus far.

Google recently announced updated Android distribution numbers, as they do typically once per month. That being said, these should be the last results for the 2016 year.

Android 7.0 Nougat has been released, meaning that manufacturers and carriers will now turn to it to run their latest hardware. Android Nougat, the latest version of the mobile OS. The version was spotted on last month’s results held at just 0.3% of the pie, but has now risen ever so slightly to a 0.4% share. Even though some flagship devices are beginning to get updated to the new software, it will take a lot more than just a few phones for us to see any solid increase.

Marshmallow was surprisingly up, reaching 26.3% from 24%. Lollipop, which came before Marshmallow, dropped substantially capturing just a 24% share at the conclusion of this period. Older versions such as Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean and KitKat also saw declines during the period. Froyo, Android version 2.2, remained at a 0.1% share.

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SOURCE [Android Developers]

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