Android Marshmallow adoption increases while other versions see a slight decrease in usage


Android 7.0 Nougat has arrived, September is here, and we are about a month away from the Nexus/Pixel devices. When new versions of Android are released, that means that stagnation begins for older devices as manufacturers begin prepping the latest software update for their flagship devices.

Google has released the distribution numbers for Android as of September 5th and Android Marshmallow and Android Lollipop percentages have continued to increase when compared to August. Marshmallow increased by more than 3% while Lollipop has increased by just .5%.


On another note, Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, and KitKat have all decreased in usage as more devices continue to see updates or lack of support. Since Android Nougat has yet to see primetime for any devices other than the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, and Nexus 6P, it’ll probably be a month or two before we see that on the list.

It’s also possible that it will be even longer before Nougat makes the list as we still don’t have a release date for the LG V20. We’ll be keeping an eye out to see what’s to come for the latest version of Android, but the monthly distribution numbers are always interesting to see.

[Android Developers]


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