android distribution numbers Stories November 22

In late 2018, Google stopped monthly reporting on the adoption of various Android releases, but the company sparingly provides updated figures in Android Studio. Distribution numbers for 2021 today have Android 11 – instead of 12 – as the latest version.

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android distribution numbers Stories June 5, 2020

Earlier this year, Google “killed” their long-running web page for Android’s distribution numbers, instead tucking the data away into Android Studio. Today, we’re unveiling a new home for Android distribution data both past and present.

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android distribution numbers Stories April 10, 2020

For years, Google publicly displayed the percentage of Android devices running each historic version of Android in what is known as the Android distribution chart. After not updating it in nearly a year, Google has finally taken the Android distribution chart off of the web altogether.

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android distribution numbers Stories April 25, 2019

For years, Google published monthly data on Android’s version distribution. How many Android phones in the world were running an Android version that was released many, many years ago? The answer was often “lots of them,” and this distribution dashboard was where you would go to find that information. Half a year later, is that publicly-available stream of data done for?…

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android distribution numbers Stories October 26, 2018

Almost three months after Android 9 Pie launched on the Pixel and Pixel 2, the latest version of Google’s operating system does not appear in the October distribution numbers. Meanwhile, Oreo is now the second most used version of Android.

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android distribution numbers Stories September 28, 2018

Earlier this month, Google released Android distribution numbers for September only two weeks after reporting the August figures. Today, Google has posted revised stats for the month where Android 9 Pie is still notably absent.

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android distribution numbers Stories September 13, 2018

Just two weeks after last reporting figures, Google today posted the monthly Android distribution numbers. Given the time duration, the September statistics are unchanged, with Android 9 Pie still not present a month after launch. expand full story

android distribution numbers Stories August 31, 2018

Android 9 Pie absent from August distribution numbers

Over the past several months, Google has been rather inconsistent about updating the Android distribution numbers. Skipping June entirely, July’s were not reported at the typical start of the month. The company is now reporting the latest figures on the very last day of August.

android distribution numbers Stories July 23, 2018

Android Oreo doubles to 12.1% in July distribution numbers

In recent months, Google has been rather inconsistent at issuing Android distribution numbers. After skipping March, the company did not release June numbers and is only posting July’s today. Oreo sees the largest gain of any OS version, doubling in a two month period.

android distribution numbers Stories May 7, 2018

Amidst the kickoff of I/O 2018, Google has published the Android distribution numbers for the month of May. Oreo sees the largest gain of any OS version and has finally passed 5% following its release nine months ago.

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android distribution numbers Stories April 16, 2018

Android Oreo on 4.6% of devices after almost eight months in April distribution numbers

After skipping March, Android’s distribution numbers are back for April. Oreo sees the largest gain of any OS version, but is still just shy of 5% following its release on August 21, 2017.

android distribution numbers Stories February 5, 2018

It might have taken 18 months but Nougat has finally become the most used version of Android. While most of the phones released in 2017 came with Nougat pre-installed, it has taken quite some time for older devices to receive the update.

Has your Android device been updated to Nougat yet?

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Last month, Nougat surpassed the three-year old Lollipop to become the second most used version of Android. In the February distribution numbers, Android 7.0/7.1 is finally on top, while Oreo continues its very slow ascent.

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android distribution numbers Stories January 8, 2018

With 2018 underway, Google has released the first distribution numbers of the year and it continues to show slow growth for Oreo, while Android Nougat saw a rise, likely as a result of the holiday season.

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android distribution numbers Stories December 11, 2017

The final distribution numbers for the year are in and continue to show slow growth for Android 8.0 This minimal increase comes as Nougat rises and all other versions decline.

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android distribution numbers Stories November 13, 2017

Despite launching in August, Android 8.0 only made its debut with last month’s distribution numbers. For November, Oreo saw a minimal increase, while Nougat rose and older versions declined.

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android distribution numbers Stories October 2, 2017

A month and a half after Android 8.0 first rolled out, Oreo is now running on .2% of devices according to the October distribution numbers. Meanwhile, Nougat continues to rise while other version either fell or remained static.

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android distribution numbers Stories September 12, 2017

Just over three weeks after 8.0 Oreo began rolling out to the latest Pixel and Nexus devices, the latest version of Android is absent from Google’s distribution numbers for September. Meanwhile, Nougat rose in usage while every other version of Android fell.

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android distribution numbers Stories August 8, 2017

With O’s official summer release imminent, Nougat is about to lose its title as the latest version of Android. Till then, Nougat and Marshmallow continue to rise in the latest August distribution numbers.

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android distribution numbers Stories July 7, 2017

Android Nougat finally hits double-digits in July distribution numbers

With several devices running Nougat launching in the past month, Android 7.0 — released nearly a year ago — has finally passed 10% in the July distribution numbers.

android distribution numbers Stories June 5, 2017

Following an on-stage jab by Apple at WWDC 2017 this morning, the Android distribution numbers for June are now available. Nougat saw a sizeable jump with the latest version of Google’s operating system now at 9.5%.

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android distribution numbers Stories May 2, 2017

Android Nougat — specifically version 7.0 — continues its steady rise according to the platform distribution numbers for May. This increase is likely aided by the launch of major flagships by Samsung and LG around the world this past month.

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android distribution numbers Stories April 6, 2017

Nougat saw solid growth in April’s distribution numbers as more devices get updated to the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system. Adoption will only increase in the coming months as this year’s flagship phones begin hitting the market.

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android distribution numbers Stories March 7, 2017

With many phones announced at MWC launching with Nougat and older devices continuing to receive updates, Android 7.0 continues it growth. According to March’s Android distribution numbers, the latest version of Google’s OS doubled in usage over the last month.

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android distribution numbers Stories February 8, 2017

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Google has today released its monthly set of statistics regarding Android version distribution. Like in previous months, we haven’t seen any major drops or gains here, but we are seeing good progress across the board, with new versions like Nougat and Marshmallow seeing gains, and older versions taking slight drops.

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android distribution numbers Stories January 10, 2017

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Including the shopping and gift-heavy holiday season, January’s Android distribution numbers are now available. Although still under one percent, Nougat almost doubled in usage, while the nearly seven-year old 2.2 Froyo finally disappeared from the list.

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android distribution numbers Stories December 5, 2016

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The last distribution numbers for 2016 are in and show slow growth for 7.0 Nougat, but a big boost that makes Marshmallow the most commonly used version of Android. These numbers come as Android 7.1’s rollout will add a new API version to the list before the busy holiday season.

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android distribution numbers Stories November 7, 2016

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For some reason, Google didn’t post Android distribution numbers last month. Now updated for November, however, Nougat finally enters the fray. Marshmallow, meanwhile, sees a decent jump to nearly a quarter of all devices — despite there being a huge share of KitKat and Lollipop devices still in the wild…

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android distribution numbers Stories September 13, 2016

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Released at the tail end of last month, Nougat has yet to be installed on enough devices to register in September’s Android distribution numbers. Meanwhile, Marshmallow continues its steady adoption at 18.7%, while all other versions are in decline.

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android distribution numbers Stories May 3, 2016

Marshmallow continues steady rise w/ 7.5% adoption in May Android distribution numbers

As we approach Google I/O 2016, where we’ll learn more about Android N, Marshmallow continues its steady rise and is now on 7.5% of all devices.

android distribution numbers Stories April 5, 2016

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Nearly six months after release, Android 6.0 barely reached 2% usage in March. Helped by flagship devices and OEM updates from Samsung and LG, however, Marshmallow adoption has doubled in the past month.

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android distribution numbers Stories March 8, 2016

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Last month, Marshmallow finally reached a full percentage point in the Android distribution numbers. In March, helped by numerous OEMs releasing Android 6.0 updates, it reached 2.3%. This month also marked Lollipop becoming the most widely-used version of Android…

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android distribution numbers Stories February 2, 2016

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Marshmallow only saw a .2% increase in January’s Android distribution numbers despite the fact that it included the holiday season. This month was much better, however, with Android 6.0 growing .5% and now a full percentage point in usage.

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android distribution numbers Stories January 5, 2016

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Despite last month being the time when gifts are received (or rather selfishly bought for one’s self), Marshmallow’s distribution numbers increased very minimally. January’s Android distribution numbers were released today and includes data collected during a 7-day period ending on January 4th, well after when all the presents get opened.

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android distribution numbers Stories November 5, 2015

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It’s been about a month now since Android Marshmallow started rolling out to a variety of Android devices (mostly just the Nexus line), and according to this month’s distribution numbers, only 0.3% of Android phones are running the latest version. That’s just plain depressing.

And what’s worse is that the other numbers across the board haven’t really improved all the much since last month, either. Last month, 23.5% of Android users were running last year’s OS, Lollipop, and now 25.6% have managed to go to a build of either 5.0 or 5.1. An amazing 37.8% of Android users are still on KitKat… expand full story

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