What version of Android are you on?

So, the distribution speed for every new major Android build has always been the punchline for a now tired (though, still relevant) joke. Today, Android's most recent distribution stats have been posted and they show that the newest build, Android 7 Nougat which was officially released at the end of last year is only installed on about 11% of devices. Most of the devices out there (32%) rock the 2-year-old Android 6 Marshmallow build, but there are almost as many (30%) on the 3-year-old Lollipop.
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62 Comments

27. paul.k

Posts: 293; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

Oops. Well that's gonna be a fun poll now :D

8. NoAllegiance unregistered

Since when is Kitkat version 5? Where is lollipop?

16. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I don't like to be critical of PA, but this survey is really messed up.

9. dnomadic

Posts: 405; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

The results are pretty obvious. People on tech sites will likely have the latest and greatest. S8s, Pixels, G6, OnePlus, or some cool unlocked device from China.... I also think the majority of the gernal public could not care less about the Version of Android they are currently on. This is a non-topic #FakeNews #fakeconcern # westilltalkingaboutthis The people that care have recent device and the latest software.

10. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

I've Marshmallow on S7 and Nougat on Z3C.

11. Lumberjack

Posts: 306; Member since: May 04, 2017

7.0. Waiting for OTA 7.1.1 that may show up next days.

12. spasticpat

Posts: 109; Member since: Dec 18, 2012

Android O isn't an option? Some of us are on the beta

13. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Exactly, though it's easy to forget that it's a beta because it's working flawlessly right now. :)

15. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

He forgot to put Lollipop, forget Android O lol. Paul, fix it.

20. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

This poll is messed up, for real.

17. rojiblanko

Posts: 25; Member since: Oct 14, 2011

Nexus 6P running Pure Nexus 7.1.2 and ElementalX.....

18. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3101; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Elementalx is the best kernel I have used so far. Very smooth experience and great battery life. Such a nice developer.

21. ahmadkun

Posts: 572; Member since: May 02, 2016

5 is lollipop, mmm see, you can just focus on apple and i devices if you want , and we can move on to android police.. we take it easy

22. jarome

Posts: 23; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

I just switched from my Android tablets to an iPad. My Android tablets are unsafe to use because they stop getting updates in less than a year. Apple at least updates everything for at least 5 years. This is Android's biggest failure.

45. cmdacos

Posts: 4118; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

It would be a concern if the security gaps actually resulted in an affected user.

59. jarome

Posts: 23; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Exactly. Most people do not care about security, but I do. The version of Android is immaterial if it does not get the monthly Google security patches. Manufacturers should be forced to provide them for 5 years.

24. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Lolliflop on Note 3 and Nougat on Tab S2 8.

25. Reticulum93

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 29, 2015

KitKat is 4.4 not 5

32. Sakeem

Posts: 857; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Nougat. Thanks to my Pixel XL.

33. ChrisNelson

Posts: 11; Member since: Jan 22, 2015

Android 8.0 :-D

37. Nexus4lifes

Posts: 290; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

people coming reading techblogs and voted ics, gingerbread or jellybean are definitely trolls.

40. surethom

Posts: 1668; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Finally nougat since yesterday when Samsung FINALLY released nougat to my Samsung S6 in UK.

42. ZeeNasir

Posts: 131; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

Nougat on my HTC 10 and enjoying.

43. TechGirl90 unregistered

LG G4 (Android 6.0), HTC 10 (Android 7.0)

44. jdrch

Posts: 107; Member since: Jul 08, 2014

7.1.2 thanks to LineageOS.

46. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

1 device on Marshmallow, 1 on Lollipop, 2 on JellyBean

49. BillVan

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 08, 2017

Why didn't you give us an option for Android O? I would have liked to have seen how many are running Android 8.0

50. Karriope

Posts: 148; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

Still on Jelly Bean and I'm probably happier that way. A lot of the new Android versions introduce new quirks and changes to UI navigation that I can't stand, if updated to an old phone. I for one am extremely happy that my tablet still uses the old single bottom bar layout. That said I'm not against having Nougat or O on the next device, assuming I can find one that suits me before it's time for 9.0. I just don't like having my stuff changed unnecessarily in my daily phone.

54. debugger919 unregistered

lollipop, for xposed

56. EazyC623

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 09, 2017

I wish I still had lollipop. I had it when the phone was fresh outta the box and carrier unlocked, but AT &T dumped marshmallow on me & my S5 as soon as I got the service going. I wanna put apps on my sd card, dammit.
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