Wednesday , September 26 2018 Ausdroid » News » Android Distribution Numbers for February released: The rise of Nougat


Google has released the latest distribution numbers for Android, at least for those devices accessing the Google Play Store and it looks like Nougat is on the rise.

The rise is far from numbers that should be exciting with Nougat versions spanning 7.0 and 7.1 adding up to a grand total of 1.2% of the total Android devices out there. Kit Kat and Lollipop have both shown the largest signs of market share decline with drops for both versions. Marshmallow continues to grow, but Nougat seems to have picked up the lions share of the numbers.

For the record, here’s how this months results stack up:

Android Version January 2017 February 2017
Android 2.3.3 – 2.3.7 (Gingerbread) 1.0% 1.0%
Android 4.0.3 – 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) 1.1% 1.0%
Android 4.1.x (JellyBean) 4.0% 4.0%
Android 4.2.x (JellyBean) 5.9% 5.7%
Android 4.3 (JellyBean) 1.7% 1.6%
Android 4.4 (KitKat) 22.6% 21.9%
Android 5.0 (Lollipop) 10.1% 9.8%
Android 5.1 (Lollipop) 23.3% 23.1%
Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) 29.6% 30.7%
Android 7.0 (Nougat) 0.5% 0.9%
Android 7.1 (Nougat) 0.2% 0.3%
Source: Android Developer Dashboard.

Daniel Tyson   Ausdroid's Editor in Chief

Dan is a die-hard Android fan. Some might even call him a lunatic. He's been an Android user since Android was a thing, and if there's a phone that's run Android, chances are he owns it (his Nexus collection is second-to-none) or has used it.

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