Android distro numbers: Nougat more than 1%

The Android distribution numbers for February are out! Some of us get excited by these numbers, and the accompanying green graphs. Key takeaway this month? Nougat is now more than 1% of devices that connected tot the Google Play Store in the seven days to February 6th 2017.

Android distro numbers: Nougat more than 1%


So, Nougat is now more than 1% of devices that connected to the Google Play store over 7 days. 1.2% to be exact. Nougat is the latest Android version Google released to the public (and also released to AOSP), but so far is only available on a handful of devices other than Google’s Nexus and Pixel lines. Marshmallow, aka Android 6.0, is now 30.7% of devices, while Lollipop is 32.9% of devices.

Android distro numbers: Nougat more than 1%

The oldest versions of Android measured by Google (as more than 0.1% of devices that connect to the Google Play Store) are Gingerbread (2.3.3 and above) and Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0). Each are sitting at 1%, and that is now less than the latest version (Nougat). Not bad for operating system versions which are six and five respectively. The good news about these Android distribution numbers is that more than 60% of devices now have independent updates to the browser and web view, so security on the web and in some apps is better than it ever has been…

We’ll leave the discussion of what these numbers mean until the Coolsmartphone Podcast later this evening. Are you so passionate about the subject that you need to tweetstorm us? All you have to do is tweet @coolsmartphone and someone will be happy to read your rant. If you are timely, you could always tweet at @CSP_Podcast during the show too. All we have to do now is wait for Greg to tease the Android people…

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