Nougat reaches 15.8% of Android devices worldwide

Another month, another Android usage statistics breakdown from Google. As usual, the data for this breakdown was collected over the course of one week and is based on visits to Google Play.

While Android 7.0 Nougat is steadily climbing in adoption rates, in contrast to ancient Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich, which are on their way out of the list, Oreo is nowhere to be seen. Since it's the latest iteration of Android, and it isn't available on that many devices yet, Oreo's distribution numbers are not yet registered in the list. For Android 8.0 to not make a dent in the rankings this month, its adoption rate must be less than 0.1%.

Android 6.0 Marshmallow continues to hold the largest piece of the proverbial cake, running on 32.2% of all Android devices worldwide. Following Marshmallow is Lollipop (5.0 and 5.1) at a total of 28.8%, while Nougat is in third place with 15.8% (14.2% for 7.0 and 1.6% for 7.1).

source: Google



1. Predict

Posts: 19; Member since: Apr 11, 2017

This is so bad...

7. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Don't know how that is bad. It literally means more phones have Nougat than all iOS phones in usage right now. Plus, it is a far more advanced OS and so that makes it even more amazing.

14. bucky

Posts: 3797; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

The only reason this is higher is because the Samsung s8 and the other higher end phones came with it out of the box...

10. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

What exactly is bad? Having the freedom to run apps on older device or having them artificially restricted so that Apple could make that extra money forcing their users to buy new hardware.

2. yyzamin

Posts: 383; Member since: Aug 26, 2015

Stop the press!

3. LanjaKodaka

Posts: 219; Member since: Sep 27, 2016


4. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012


5. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Even that Pathetic....Lol devices are having "FINGER PRINT SCANNER"

11. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Tick....tock.....Tick.....tock. Time is running out for all your iOS devices.

15. bucky

Posts: 3797; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

if someone keeps a device for 4-5 years, chances are they aren't paying attention to all the features. Nice try though

19. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Who on Earth use 100% of the feature? Till this days I only use feature the matter to me. Only fanboy force the issue to make every mobile OS feature useful.

16. Panzer

Posts: 283; Member since: May 13, 2016

Almost as pathetic as your new security feature failing on stage.

6. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

15% !! hahahaha

8. antonmassoud

Posts: 89; Member since: Oct 22, 2016

15% is more than 350 million devices.

9. Lumia_Luigi

Posts: 173; Member since: Mar 22, 2017

How do more phones have lollipop than nougat?

12. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

A lot of Chinese OEM are still selling Lollipop phones and tablets till these days. People in developing countries still buy them because it's cheaper and still run 100% of the Play store apps unlike iOS 5 or 6.

13. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014


20. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Hahaha my shoe in your mouth! Smell it, taste it!

17. KingSam

Posts: 1513; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Part of the reason is because in countries like Jamaica carriers still sell overpriced phones on older versions which is not helping. Apple discontinues their phones after a while and those get updated immediately. Staying on an old OS on I phones is impractical because you can't use any apps. It is forced.

18. Toyoman24

Posts: 42; Member since: Aug 31, 2017

HAHAHAHA Eat it Apple!! your crappy pee pee phone dont matter

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