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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