Android platform stats: Nougat swells its share in December

Google has released the latest platform stats for Android, giving a break down on the share for the various versions of Android out in the wild in December.

december 2017 android share chart

To be precise, the stats are based on active devices interacting with Google Play over the period of a week. (“Data collected during a 7-day period ending on December 11, 2017. Any versions with less than 0.1% distribution are not shown”)

The main takeaway is the slow increase for Android “Nougat” 7.x. It has only gained 2.7 extra points in percentage share, but this represents a 13.1% increase month on month.

If Nougat has waxed, then KitKat and Marshmallow have waned. They are down from  14.5% to 13. 8% (KitKat) and from 32.0% to 30.9% (Marshmallow).

Android “Oreo” v8.0 now takes a minuscule 0.6% share.

See Google’s developers dashboard for the full latest stats.

Monthly comparison

So, 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 0.5%) – 0.4%
3.2 Honeycomb – disappeared
4.0.3 – 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich – (was 0.5%) – 0.5%
4.1 Jelly Bean – (was 2.2%) – 2.0%
4.2 Jelly Bean – (was 3.1%) – 3.0%
4.3 Jelly Bean – (was 0.9%) – 0.9%
4.4 KitKat – (was 13.8%) – 13.4%
5.0 Lollipop – (was 6.4%) – 6.1%
5.1 Lollipop – (was 20.8%) – 20.2%
6.0 Marshmallow – (was 30.9%) – 29.7%
7.0 Nougat – (was 17.6%) – 19.3%
7.1 Nougat – (was 3.0%) – 4.0%
8.0 Oreo – (was 0.3%) – 0.5%

See the full stats at developer.android.com/about/dashboards/index.html

 


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