Yesterday, Google took to its Developer Dashboard to share the latest Android distribution figures. The numbers reveal that Android 7.0 adoption is on the rise, climbing by 1.6 percent since the beginning of February, which is likely due to the recent Nougat update for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge in the United States.
The only other build that saw an increase was Marshmallow; growing from 30.7 to 31.1 percent. Despite a 0.4 percent decrease, Lollipop still remains the most-used version of the open-source operating system, with a total distribution rate of 32.5 percent, while KitKat and Jelly Bean continue on their inevitable path towards extinction.
It’s worth noting, however, that these figures don’t account for all Android-powered devices. The data is collected by recording the OS a unit was running when it accessed the Play Store over a 7-day period, ending on March 6 — so if a user didn’t download an app or install an update in the timeframe, their handset won’t be included.