Latest Android distribution numbers kill off Froyo at long last
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.