Google recently announced updated Android distribution numbers, as they do typically once per month. Last month we saw Marshmallow and Lollipop hold strong with a minor increase in the share of those running Nougat, Google’s latest version. Here are the updated numbers.
Android Nougat has been released, meaning that manufacturers and carriers are turning to it to run on their latest hardware. Android Nougat, the latest version of the mobile OS, had 1.2% of the pie according to last month’s results. That share more than doubled during the recent month tallying to 2.8%, adding both those on Android 7.0 and Android 7.1. Even though some 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 a larger increase. We have our doubts.
Marshmallow was surprisingly up, reaching 31.3% from 30.7%. Lollipop, which came before Marshmallow held strong during the period experiencing a minor decrease in share from 33% to 32.5%. Older versions such as Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean and KitKat also saw minor declines during the period.
SOURCE [Android Developers]