+ Thursday November 21st, 2019

The Android distribution figures for October have been released to day, with the new version making an appearance and once again everything below Nougat dropping.

Just as we saw last month, this month there is once again a drop across the board for all versions of Android below 7.0 with Nougat increasing.
Android 8.0, Oreo, also makes an appearance at just 0.2% but considering that there are over 2 billion Android-powered devices out there, 0.2% is still a fair amount of devices (you can do the maths).

Once again Marshmallow is the most dominant version at 32% but that has also seen a decrease in the past month. Hopefully Nougat catches it soon.

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

Android VersionSeptember 2017October 2017
Android 2.3.3 – 2.3.7 (Gingerbread)0.6%0.6%
Android 4.0.3 – 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)0.6%0.6%
Android 4.1.x (JellyBean)2.4%2.3%
Android 4.2.x (JellyBean)3.5%3.3%
Android 4.3 (JellyBean)1.0%1.0
Android 4.4 (KitKat)15.1%14.5
Android 5.0 (Lollipop)7.1%6.7%
Android 5.1 (Lollipop)21.7%21.0%
Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)32.2%32.0%
Android 7.0 (Nougat)14.2%15.8%
Android 7.1 (Nougat)1.6%2.0%
Android 8.0 (Oreo)0.2%

Scott Plowman   Editor


Scott is our modding guru - he has his finger on the pulse of all things ‘moddable’, pointing us towards all the cutting edge mods hacks that are available. When he’s not gymming it up, or scanning the heck out of Nexus devices, you'll find him on the Ausdroid Podcast.

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Max Luong
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So what *is* the maths on the 0.2%? Because that indicates the number of recent Nexii and Pixels in use. That’d be interesting to know.

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