Google’s Android Distribution Numbers for September has been revealed, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow now runs on 18.7 percent of devices, which is a 2.5% improvement over the 15.2% it had a month ago.
Lollipop has been sitting comfortably at the top spot even though Marshmallow was launched almost a year ago. And that hasn’t changed, as Lollipop now powers 35% of devices, with Android 5.0 amounting to 13.1%, and its successor, Android 5.1 summing up the rest with 21.9%. This happens to be a 0.5% decrease from August’s 35.5%.
Android 4.4 KitKat’s usage share dropped by 1.5% as it fell from 29.2% to 27.7%. Android Jelly Bean runs on 15.6% of devices, a 1.1% deficit from 16.7% it had in August. Ice Cream Sandwich surprisingly held on strongly and only dropped 0.2% from 1.6 to 1.4%, while Gingerbread also accomplished the same feat and now sits at 1.5%. But the biggest surprise is Android Froyo which refuses to budge from the 0.1% it has been clinging to for many a month.
And if you are wondering why Android 7.0 Nougat is not shown in the chart, it is because the latest version of Android powers less than 0.1% of devices, and so is not taken into account. The only devices which have Nougat officially on them are some of Google’s Nexus devices, the recently launched LG V20. The numbers will improve in the next quarter with the launch of the Pixel and Pixel XL.
via: Google Dashboard