Android platform stats: June sees Nougat gain some traction

Google has announced the latest monthly breakdown of Android platform share for June, giving an insight into the spread of Android versions.

Android platform stats: June sees Nougat gain some traction

As always, the stats are based on active devices interacting with Google Play over the period of a week.

The only headline of note is continuing progress of Nougat (Android version 7.x), which almost reaches a 10% share. Of course that is – still – a long way of a significant chunk of the Android user base.

Marshmallow (v6) continues to be the most significant platform in use, accounting for nearly a third, with Lollipop (v5) also accounting for 30% of active users.

See Google’s developers dashboard for the full latest stats. (“Data collected during a 7-day period ending on June 5, 2017. Any versions with less than 0.1% distribution are not shown”)

Monthly comparison

Here are the detailed Android platform share figures, with comparison to the previous month for some context…

2.3 – 2.3.2 Gingerbread – disappeared
2.3.3 – 2.3.7 – (was 1.0%) – 0.8%
3.2 Honeycomb – disappeared
4.0.3 – 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich – (was 0.8%) – 0.8%
4.1 Jelly Bean – (was 3.2%) – 3.1%
4.2 Jelly Bean – (was 4.6%) – 4.4%
4.3 Jelly Bean – (was 1.3%) – 1.3%
4.4 KitKat – (was 18.8%) – 18.1%
5.0 Lollipop – (was 8.7%) – 8.2%
5.1 Lollipop – (was 23.3%) – 22.6%
6.0 Marshmallow – (was 31.2%) – 31.2%
7.0 Nougat – (was 6.6%) – 8.9%
7.1 Nougat – (was 0.5%) – 0.5%

See the full stats at



  1. if just count the active device which have interactive with google play, The devices produced in China based on Andorid are cut of goog play. so this share have a distance with the acutal data.

  2. Providers are slow with unrolling the updates. If the updates would be provided as Google releases them into the wild those numbers would be considerably higher.

    • Indeed, Alex. But there is no incentive, unfortunately, for the companies to invest the time and effort to do so… while consumers continue to accept the situation, at least. My personal advice, when asked about Android purchases, is simply ‘choose a Nexus’ for that update reason alone, as Nexus devices get them asap.

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