Latest Android distribution figures show 45% more Android phones running on Nougat

With the beginning of each new month comes an important batch of updated data. We're talking about the Android distribution figures. Based on all of the devices that visited the Google Play Store over the last seven days that ended today (perhaps your phone or tablet was included in the data), Android Nougat made a solid jump in usage. The number of handsets with either Android 7.0 and 7.1 installed jumped 45% from April's report. 7.1% of Android devices are running on Nougat compared to the 4.9% that were using it as of last month.

It is quite a battle between Marshmallow (Android 6.0) and Lollipop (Android 5.0, 5.1) for the title of most installed version of Android. The older Lollipop was found on 32% of Android handsets and tablets, while Marshmallow was running on 31.2% of the devices. The two should flip flop in the next two to three months. Next up was KitKat (Android 4.4) with 18.8%, and JellyBean (Android 4.1.x, 4.2.x, 4.3, 4.4) was found on 9.1% of Android devices..

For those of you nostalgic mobile fans, Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0.3-4.0.4) was on .8% of Android flavored phones and tablets, and Gingerbread (Android 2.3.3.-2.3.7) still managed to hold onto a 1% share. Amazingly, Gingerbread had a 1 percentage point increase during the month. Not bad for an Android build that was released in December 2010.

See ya again with the latest data next month!

source: Android via DroidLife

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28 Comments

1. sgodsell

Posts: 7368; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Not too bad. 70.3% between 5,6, and 7 now.

2. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Android fragmentation at its finest.

7. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Yet a 3 year old version of Android is still more capable than the most current version of ios which happens to be nothing but bug fixes these days.

12. lolatfailphones

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

More capable? I challenge you to use anyone of those lag junks as your daily driver you idiot.

13. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Yes more capable, even a dumb phone can do stuff an iPhone officially can't in 2017, not to talk of a flexible Smartphone OS.

15. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

8 out of 10 smartphone user already did use Android as their daily driver. Lag is not really the problem with modern mid range and above android handset. However, malware is. Android user need to educate themselves from the point of purchasing the smartphone from trustworthy source to the security apps that safeguard their interests. If you guy got better apps to enhance security do share. List of Security apps that i use 1. Malwarebyte - Scan for malware 2. Android Device Manager - device tracking 3. Rootkit Detector - scan for rootkit 4. NoRoot Firewall - firewall to be notified and block app online activity. 5. System Panel 2 - track apps battery usage. 6. 3C Battery Monitoring Widget Pro - show in real time the current battery drain and the offending apps.

17. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Dude, I think you're using Android wrong (or Android itself is wrong), if you're going through so much hustle to feel secure...

23. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Android popularity has made it the target of malware. Even more so than Windows PC. What you never encounter or have no knowledge does not make it to be untrue. I made a choice to use Android because I like having complete control over my computing device. On the other hand, Apple heavy handed approach to control iOS user is not for me. I especially dislike their policy of remote disabling phone due to third parties repair. I don't think its any of apple business when i have bought and owned the device. I have read your past comment and realise you are just another apple fan troll. Alas, i might have wasted my time.

25. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

If you have made an assumption about me, ignoring facts, I think you have indeed wasted your time. Android is a very safe os, except for the dated versions and for when one uses apps from unverified sources, that's why I don't understand why one would need all those methods to protect oneself, if one uses a phone with Android the way it is meant. PS: I'm a supporter of locking out of iOS the phones repaired with unauthorised parts; I think no one would ever steal another iPhone ever again.

26. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Yes Android is safe provided you don't get a mobile with a tainted rom with a locked bootloader. My first Xiaomi Mi Max bought from an online store is just that. The phone failed a malware scan and i can't flash the rom back to XiaoMi official rom even with XiaoMi bootloader unlock program and their key. Because its bootloader is locked with a third party key. Security is where Apple and their iOS device shine and i do give credit when credit is due. I returned the phone and bought another XiaoMi Mi Max from their official retail store and things went on smoothly. Please don't assume that bad things don't happen if they don't happen to you. As for supporting Apple policy, you may support whatever you want. I would also based on my own believe system support whatever i want. But do we need to hate each other because of our differences. For me that a NO! I choose to see people and things in the most positive outlook because that what makes me happy. I don't know what is you make up so to each their own.

27. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Have you seen me posting hate messages? I respect every choice, but I won't accept when others mock my choices just because they don't fit their needs. Peace, bro!

28. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Peace be with you too!

18. zenun12

Posts: 205; Member since: Oct 31, 2016

My Xperia SP after 4 years is still running great even if it's just stuck at Android 4.3! I only experienced a hiccup or two, but this dual core Krait with Adreno 320 is still one of the more capable phones from 2013. Until now, it is still much powerful than some local low-end phones here in the Philippines.

24. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I am using a Samsung Note 3 (4 yrs old) and a Windows 10 mobile as my daily driver. I do buying a lot of other device like the Mi Max, Nexus 6, Tab S etc. But the above two has a sim card and i have business contact on my Note 3 and private contact on my wp phone. I just don't understand why a person phone choice could make a different, Android, iOS and Windows phone are all phone serving a common purpose and yet people could find a slightest of different to hate one another. Same with race and religions. Are the human race so unworthy of love?

16. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

No, it's not, stop deluding yourself... :)

20. AbhiD

Posts: 803; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Android users(especially Samsung) who unnecessarily whine each time iOS or Apple is mentioned, should just look what pathetic condition Android is in. Samsung, Xiaomi and a lot whole of other Android manufacturers are still releasing their mid range and budget phones on Android Marshmallow(6.0) (shame) while Android O is abt to be unveiled in 3-4 months. Infact even Samsung's flagship phone S8/S8+ come with not the latest Android N (7.0). For Xiaomi users it might not even matter what Android version is underneath since Xiaomi's skin MIUI is everything‚Äč in their phones and every single Xiaomi phone in the world out there is on the latest MIUI 8 right now but what about those other pathetic manufacturers ? And for that matter the best Android version was Kitkat, extremely light, functional, optimized and yet offering best battery life without all the battery saving drama that's in latest androids. PS - I am an android user from last 5 years. Owned 4 phones in the span and would never go to iOS as it doesn't meet my needs. But still calling s**t out without being biased is good.

22. AbhiD

Posts: 803; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Android users(especially Samsung) who unnecessarily whine each time iOS or Apple is mentioned, should just look what pathetic condition Android is in. Samsung, Xiaomi and a lot whole of other Android manufacturers are still releasing their mid range and budget phones on Android Marshmallow(6.0) (shame) while Android O is abt to be unveiled in 3-4 months. Infact even Samsung's flagship phone S8/S8+ come with not the latest Android N (7.0). For Xiaomi users it might not even matter what Android version is underneath since Xiaomi's skin MIUI is everything‚Äč in their phones and every single Xiaomi phone in the world out there is on the latest MIUI 8 right now but what about those other pathetic manufacturers ? And for that matter the best Android version was Kitkat, extremely light, functional, optimized and yet offering best battery life without all the battery saving drama that's in latest androids. PS - I am an android user from last 5 years. Owned 4 phones in the span and would never go to iOS as it doesn't meet my needs. But still calling s**t out without being biased is good.

8. KingSam

Posts: 1449; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Remeber rom community stays om previous versions intentionally.

10. skyline88

Posts: 697; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

same-old-ios crying like a baby. as usual.

19. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 455; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Ye really should factory reset after a major update but a fair few users don't.

3. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I read that title so wrong it's not even funny...

4. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Same here, I was like 45% on nougat already? No way

5. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 652; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Yup, you read most everyone got Nougat except iPhone, they'll be waiting awhile...

6. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

You got for four seconds lol

9. Tuxedo

Posts: 356; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

45% more than a few is still a few. Way to cherry pick your numbers.

11. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Lol the fragmentation....LMAO

14. monoke

Posts: 1162; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Who cares? Kitkat was and still is the lightest quickest optimized iteration of android!

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