Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Android Nougat leaps on to 2.8 percent, Lollipop maintains its dominance

Google has released its monthly Android distribution data for the month of March. The Android distribution data were gathered by devices visiting Google Play Store, which only support Android 2.2 and above.

As per the latest data Android Nougat adoption has doubled and is now running on 2.8 percent of active devices, a significant 1.2 percent growth than February. The Nougat version 7.0 is present on 2.4 percent, while the v7.1.1 which is only present in Nexus and Pixel device has a share of just 0.4 percent.

It is believed that the growth took place mainly due to the fact that many Android Nougat based devices launched at MWC 2017, and moreover, most of the Samsung's popular Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge units received Nougat during the same period.

As for the other Android versions, Marshmallow saw a slight increase, up 0.6 percent to 31.3 percent compared to 30.7 percent in November. Lollipop is still on top with a 32.5 percent share of the pie, but it saw a decrease of 0.4 percent compared to February's 32.9 percent

Android KitKat is present on 20.8 percent of the device, compared to 21.9 percent last month, a decrease of 1.1 percent. The other older Android version Jelly Bean is running on 10.6 percent of active devices, which Ice Cream Sandwhich and Gingerbread are present on 1 percent of the devices.


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