Marshmallow on 18.7% of Android Devices; Nougat Not Yet on Chart


Android 7.0 Nougat, the latest publicly available version of Google’s mobile and tablet operating system, is powering less than 0.1 percent of active Android devices, according to the latest Google Play distribution data. To recall, Nougat started rolling out to Nexus devices last month and reportedly also started rolling out to Android One devices.

Sharing the latest distribution data of different versions of Android, Google reported that Marshmallow has a total share of 18.7 percent of Android devices that check into Google Play, compared to the 15.2 percent reported in August – an increase of 3.5 percent. Google has updated its Google Play distribution data for the seven-day period ending September 5.

Google reports that Android Lollipop has a total share of around 35 percent of active Android devices (with Android 5.0 Lollipop running on 13.1 percent of devices and Android 5.1 Lollipop at 21.9 percent) that checked into Google Play. Last month, Android Lollipop had a total share of 35.5 percent of active Android devices.

The Android Developers’ webpage shows that Android KitKat is going down steadily on the charts, and now powers 27.7 percent of devices compared to 29.2 percent last month – a decrease of 1.5 percent.

Android Jelly Bean has a combined share of 15.6 percent – falling 1.1 percent from August’s 16.7 percent. Android 4.0.x or Ice Cream Sandwich, in Google’s latest numbers, registered a share of 1.4 percent, down from 1.6 percent in August. Android Gingerbread (v2.3.3-2.3.7) and Android 2.2 Froyo’s device distribution shares are 1.5 percent (down from 1.7 percent) and 0.1 percent (same figure as August) respectively in the latest charts. To note, the figures are gathered from devices visiting the Google Play app, which only supports Android 2.2 and above.

The latest OpenGL version distribution numbers, on the other hand, saw OpenGL 2.0 at 44.9 percent, and OpenGL version 3.0 steadily rising to 42.3 percent.

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