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Latest Android distribution numbers kill off Froyo at long last

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Android 2.2-2.2.3, better known as Froyo, is now gone from the distribution chart

Android 2.2-2.2.3, better known as Froyo, is now gone from the distribution chart

As usual during this time of the month, the latest Android distribution numbers have been released. And for the first time in years, the Android build known as Froyo is no longer on the chart, having died out. Froyo covered Android 2.2 and Android 2.2.3 and was launched on May 20, 2010. Last month, it was on .1% of Android phones. The data is based on the handsets that have visited the Google Play Store over the last seven days, ending January 9th.

The most widely used Android build according to the new report, is Android Lollipop which includes Android 5.0 and Android 5.1. Combining the 23.3% of handsets powered by Android 5.1, with the 10.1%  running Android 5.0, means that a leading 33.4% of Android handsets are using Lollipop at present. Marshmallow (Android 6.0) is next with 29.6% of Android handsets employing this build. With 22.6%, Android 4.4 KitKat is next. Android 4.1.x, Android 4.2.x and Android 4.3 combine to make up Jelly Bean, which is on 11.6% of Android phones. Ice Cream Sandwich, or Android 4.0.3 to 4.0.4, has a 1.1% slice of the Android pie. Gingerbread, which includes Android 2.3.3 to 2.3.7, is next with 1%.

And that leaves the newest build of Android, Nougat. Made up of Android 7.0 (.5%) and Android 7.1 (.2%), the two combine for .7%. Nougat was officially launched on August 22nd, 2016 and updates to it have been slow going. Hopefully, when we come back and meet right here early in February, Android 7.0 and Android 7.1 will have picked up some momentum.

source: Android

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posted on 10 Jan 2017, 20:49 7

1. NoToFanboys (Posts: 2135; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Kitkat still at 22.6%?
LOL

posted on 10 Jan 2017, 21:12 3

6. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1222; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


I'm still trying to figure out where you find the humour in that statistics.

posted on 10 Jan 2017, 22:08 2

9. kiko007 (Posts: 3566; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)


Easy. KitKat is what, four years old now? That's pretty damn amusing...... no matter how you look at it.

posted on 11 Jan 2017, 02:34 2

23. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1222; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


Oh yeah, I guess that's pretty funny because some people chose to keep their old phones because it still works.

posted on 11 Jan 2017, 06:12 4

29. Finalflash (Posts: 3283; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Doesn't even matter, most of the new features are released through the play services and app compatibility libraries. The iFans just like to get version number bumps that cripple their phones.

posted on 11 Jan 2017, 07:24

30. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 15070; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Your comment screams denial.

posted on 11 Jan 2017, 08:34

33. JunitoNH (Posts: 1927; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Yes that, and it also illustrates one undeniable fact, most OEM are Not going to push updates. What you buy, is all you get, forget support.

posted on 11 Jan 2017, 08:31

32. JunitoNH (Posts: 1927; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


I was thinking the same, but look at marshmallow, you would think by now it would had reached at least 50%. One of the biggest problems I noticed, OEMS are allowed to sell new, package devices with old OS.

posted on 11 Jan 2017, 09:11

35. joey_sfb (Posts: 6150; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


I recently bought a 6.4 with 5000mA battery running stock lollipop.

Does not bother me one bit as all the app run smooth and the phone can run for 3 days under normal web surfing condition. Android is not iOS. For iOS I would never buy a device stuck on iOS 5 or 7. All iOS user should know why. Apple are actively push app developer to develop new app and upgrade their older app to the last two iOS releases.

posted on 10 Jan 2017, 20:55

2. sissy246 (Posts: 2362; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


A lot of people choose not to upgrade, so to me these numbers could be off.

posted on 10 Jan 2017, 21:18 1

7. mikehunta727 (Posts: 172; Member since: 12 Sep 2014)


These numbers aren't off and simple reason why, 3rd party apps you use report the OS version you are on

posted on 10 Jan 2017, 23:15 1

12. NarutoKage14 (Posts: 653; Member since: 31 Aug 2016)


I thought these numbers were based off of Google play reporting only.

posted on 10 Jan 2017, 23:27 1

14. sissy246 (Posts: 2362; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


It still does not mean that some decided not to upgrade when they could have.
And not every one my have visited the app store in the last 9 days.

posted on 10 Jan 2017, 23:30

16. mikehunta727 (Posts: 172; Member since: 12 Sep 2014)


Both the Play Store and most of the actual apps you use daily that you downloaded from the Play Store... They all use Google Play Services in some way and form, you don't have to visit the Play Store, once you download the app.. It's simple data collecting

posted on 11 Jan 2017, 09:18

36. sissy246 (Posts: 2362; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


"The data is based on the handsets that have visited the Google Play Store over the last seven days, ending January 9th"

Going by what I read.
Oh and it was 7 days not 9, my goof

posted on 11 Jan 2017, 11:29

38. mikehunta727 (Posts: 172; Member since: 12 Sep 2014)


Yes this data right here is based on who visited Play Store yes thats one way of getting people's OS version, the other simple and easy way is through the apps you downloaded from Play Store and use daily(like Facebook, Instagram, basically almost any app from Play Store also reports OS version to devs)

posted on 10 Jan 2017, 20:58 5

3. dmitrilp_ (Posts: 192; Member since: 12 Sep 2016)


For the most part i hate that Android takes years to update most phones or don't update them at all, but for the ones that don't receive the updates it's better b/c it would either be useless or not fully compatible and we would have all the issues that Iphones experience

posted on 10 Jan 2017, 21:03 7

4. Settings (Posts: 1815; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Coz Android still works even if you dont update.

posted on 10 Jan 2017, 21:06 1

5. ibend (Posts: 5435; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


that heavily depend on manufacturers (and carriers for some part of this planet), and most of android phone in this planet is low-end, so don't expect long term update from it's maker, but at least it's stable and not updated with new bug every now and then :P

and yes, it's better to stick with lollipop, because marshmallow is a trap, lol...

posted on 10 Jan 2017, 21:42 1

8. lainez21 (Posts: 9; Member since: 31 Dec 2014)


It's not Android, its OEMs and phone carriers. They give Android a bad name.

posted on 11 Jan 2017, 00:43 1

19. trojan_horse (Posts: 2666; Member since: 06 May 2016)


That's the sad reality of it. OEMs and carriers a screwing up Android updates, and Google can't do anything about that.

posted on 11 Jan 2017, 09:24

37. sissy246 (Posts: 2362; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


Yeah, people put the blame on Google, (not say they don't need a little of it) a lot of the blame should be on the carriers.

posted on 10 Jan 2017, 22:27 1

10. cnour (Posts: 1122; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


Nougat 0.7%!!!!!!! Hahahahahahaha......

posted on 11 Jan 2017, 02:30 2

22. iushnt (Posts: 1850; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


What's funny here?

posted on 11 Jan 2017, 05:21 1

26. maple_mak (Posts: 612; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


At least you don't need facing serious battery drain like iOS 10.

posted on 10 Jan 2017, 23:11 1

11. kingyazid25 (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 Jan 2017)


What makes people not want to update?

posted on 10 Jan 2017, 23:30 2

15. sissy246 (Posts: 2362; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


Some people may not have room on their phone to update, some just like what they are on.

posted on 11 Jan 2017, 01:40

21. joey_sfb (Posts: 6150; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Many non tech savvy user dislike changes therefore don't like update.

Especially when they have bad experience on phone update.

posted on 11 Jan 2017, 05:22

27. maple_mak (Posts: 612; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


Blame OEM?

posted on 11 Jan 2017, 05:28

28. zenun12 (Posts: 67; Member since: 31 Oct 2016)


Some people, like my friends, are not eager to update since they fear that their data might be lost. After all, they're just consumers using a phone and was never taught in the user manual to update.

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