It’s delayed fairly significantly this month, but Google has finally gotten around to releasing the platform distribution numbers for the week leading up to September 11th. With a new OS now in the wild, it seems older versions of Android are dropping in popularity.
Across the board there was a drop in distribution for all versions of Android with the exception of Nougat (Android 7.0/7.1). There is disappointingly no entry for Oreo as yet, but it will come likely next month.
The lowest end versions of Android: Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich continue to decrease in popularity with just 0.6% market share each – a slide into obscurity is on the way, but it will take a little more time. Marshmallow is still by far the most popular version of Android, with just over 32% of the numbers, but it saw a 0.1% drop from last month.
For the record, here’s how the number stacked up against last month:
|Android Version||August 2017||September 2017|
|Android 2.3.3 – 2.3.7 (Gingerbread)||0.7%||0.6%|
|Android 4.0.3 – 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)||0.7%||0.6%|
|Android 4.1.x (JellyBean)||2.7%||2.4%|
|Android 4.2.x (JellyBean)||3.8%||3.5%|
|Android 4.3 (JellyBean)||1.1%||1.0|
|Android 4.4 (KitKat)||16.0%||15.1|
|Android 5.0 (Lollipop)||7.4%||7.1%|
|Android 5.1 (Lollipop)||21.8%||21.7%|
|Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)||32.3%||32.2%|
|Android 7.0 (Nougat)||12.3%||14.2%|
|Android 7.1 (Nougat)||1.2%||1.6%|