Android version distribution in May 2017: Nougat thanks to Galaxy S8, G6

In May, the Google I / O 2017 are ahead and therefore probably numerous details about Android version O. The successor is so slow, but what is Android version Nougat? After about 9 months of market affiliation holds the growth, but in absolute terms, nobody can continue Marshmallow the water.

The monthly survey comes from the accesses to the Play Store, which Google has recorded from 25 April to 2 May. So so-called Android-Forks, so alien versions such as for the Amazon tablets, do not flow into the statistics. However, the new smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S8, LG G6, and Huawei P10 Plus, all of which have been launched in the market during April, are based on Android nougat.

Galaxy S8, LG G6, and Huawei P10 let nougat spread grow

VersionCodenameAPI-LevelDistributionChange to. previous month
Android 2.3.3 – 2.3.7Gingerbread101,0 %0.001
Android 4.0.3 – 4.0.4Ice Cream Sandwich150.008- 0,1 %
Android 4.1.xJelly Bean160.032-0.003
Android 4.2.x170.046-0.005
Android 4.3180.013- 0,2 %
Android 4.4KitKat1918,8 %-0.012
Android 5.0Lollipop210.087-0.003
Android 5.1220.2330.003
Android 6.0Marshmallow230.312+/- 0 %
Android 7.0Nougat246,6 %0.021
Android 7.1250.0050.001

Said models should also be responsible for the solid increase in nougat, which continues to grow and thrive. The measure of all things is and remains Android version Marshmallow, although the relative market share remained constant last month. Instead, Android 5.1 Lollipop curiously increased, possibly due to new entry models in emerging markets.

However, most Android versions continue to build and create space for nougat. Gingerbread was similarly curious as Lollipop: the Android 2.3, which came from a long-gone era, was able to gain 0.1 percentage points. However, this should be a statistical deviation due to rounding which has no meaning. It can not be assumed that Gingerbread has suddenly reached new devices somewhere in the world.

Android nougat remains statistically irrelevant, Android version O is approaching

Android version distribution in May 2017: Nougat thanks to Galaxy S8, G6

In a few weeks stands the above mentioned Google I / O. There Google is still a few words to lose to Android O, which is already available as an alpha development preview, but so far, little new features. Accordingly, the developer conference will probably show the true Android O. Meanwhile, Android Nougat still lags at a single-digit percentage in the monthly survey.

It speaks volumes that a two-digit value is probably reached at the earliest in the summer when OnePlus, Sony and HTC launch their new smartphones. But then just the final Android O is on the door – there are things that will never change.

Source: Android


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