Google has released the latest distribution numbers for Android, after skipping the same for the month of October. Following the launch of a couple of Google’s Pixel smartphones and devices like the LG V20 with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, the latest version of the OS is now running on 0.3 percent of all Android devices out there. It’s an extremely minor share, especially when compared to how quickly new versions of iOS reach iPhones and iPads, but Google is probably happy to see that Android 6.0 Marshmallow is now running on almost 25 percent of Android devices.
Nougat’s share is likely to increase steadily over the next few months, as existing devices start getting it through a software update, but as is usually the case, it’s the not-so-latest versions of Android that currently rule the market. Android 5.0 and 5.1 Lollipop rule the roost, with a 34.1 percent market share (down from 35 percent in September), while KitKat holds the next place with 25.2 percent share. Jelly Bean, which launched between KitKat and Marshmallow, is running on 4.9 percent of devices, followed by Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread at 1.3 percent each. Android 2.2 Froyo is almost out of the picture with just a 0.1 percent share.
The chart below has the full breakdown of the Android distribution numbers.