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Nougat’s market share grows, but it still isn’t the top

by Josh Levenson | June 6, 2017June 6, 2017 11:30 am PDT

The latest Android distribution figures are in. As you’d expect, they show a steady increase in Nougat adoption — Android 7.0 and Android 7.1 — with the total number of people using the flavor climbing an impressive 2.4 percent from last month.

It’s been a long time coming, but Marshmallow is now the most-used version of Android. It has a total adoption rate of 31.2 percent. The last time the data was recorded, Lollipop was in the lead with a share of 32 percent, which has dropped down to 30.8 percent.

These figures don’t account for all Android-powered devices

As we’ve said in the past, these numbers 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; if a user didn’t download an app, their handset won’t be included.


Josh Levenson

Josh Levenson is an avid technology enthusiast who writes news and the occasional how-to. He's also a self-proclaimed sneakerhead and has been an...

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