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%
Source: Android Developer Dashboard.
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    Craig Mitchell
    Craig Mitchell
    2 years ago

    My Nexus 6P finally got the 8.0 Oreo update today.