May 2017 Android platform distribution shows another big gain for Nougat and a small uptick for older versions
June 2017 Android platform distribution stats see steady rise for Nougat and not much else
Android platform distribution numbers for July 2017 show another modest increase for Nougat
Android platform distribution for August 2017: Nougat hits 13.5% with Android O right around the corner
Android platform distribution updated for September 2017 with another small gain for Nougat and no sign of Oreo
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Google has provided updated numbers on what versions of Android are out there in the world, and again Nougat is showing a respectable, though not impressive rise. Nougat has increased by 2% across both versions, which is a bit weaker than last month's 2.4% rise. Some older versions of Android saw larger than expected decreases, but Nougat has still fallen behind the pace set by Marshmallow last year.
Nougat is now running on 11.5% of the Android devices out there. Compared to this time last year, Marshmallow was on 13.3% of phones and tablets. For the first few months of the year, Nougat adoption was tracking ahead of Marshmallow. Perhaps that was a bump from higher Pixel sales this year compared to Nexus phones last time. It's unclear. Marshmallow continues to be the largest segment of Android at 31.8%.
The good news is that KitKat dropped a full point this month. It's still a big chunk of devices, but it's been falling fast. In a year it might be a negligibly small sliver of Android. Gingerbread also continues dropping (now at 0.7%) after its bizarre tenth of a point jump in May. A few more drops like this and it'll fall off the charts along with ICS.
- Android Developers