+ Tuesday March 26th, 2019

Google has released the Android Distribution numbers for the month of August and the more modern versions of Android (Marshmallow and Nougat) are the only versions seeing growth.

The growth of Marshmallow and Nougat comes at the expense of every other version of Android except Gingerbread which remained static at 0.7% market share. Marshmallow is now the most popular version of Android by far with 32.3% market share. Lollipop is lagging behind dropping from 22.3% to 21.8% while Kit Kat comes in third at 16%. Nougat, when combining 7.0 and 7.1 comes in at fourth with 13.5% market share.

For the record, here’s how the number stacked up against last month:

Android Version July 2017 August 2017
Android 2.3.3 – 2.3.7 (Gingerbread) 0.7% 0.7%
Android 4.0.3 – 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) 0.7% 0.7%
Android 4.1.x (JellyBean) 2.8% 2.7%
Android 4.2.x (JellyBean) 4.1% 3.8%
Android 4.3 (JellyBean) 1.2% 1.1%
Android 4.4 (KitKat) 17.1% 16.0%
Android 5.0 (Lollipop) 7.8% 7.4%
Android 5.1 (Lollipop) 22.3% 21.8%
Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) 31.8% 32.3%
Android 7.0 (Nougat) 10.6% 12.3%
Android 7.1 (Nougat) 0.9% 1.2%
Source: Android Developer Dashboard.

Daniel Tyson  


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