Google’s Android Nougat has finally crossed the 1 percent mark in the monthly Google Play distribution data. The latest distribution numbers confirm that Android Nougat is running on 1.2 percent of active devices with Android 7.0 on 0.9 percent and Android 7.1 on 0.3 percent devices. Considering that Android 7.0 Nougat was officially made available to Nexus devices in August, the latest version has taken roughly six months to cross the 1 percent mark, which is awful. To recall, Android 7.0 Nougat made its debut on Google Play distribution charts in November last year.
We can expect Nougat’s share to increase in next few months with several companies planning the Android 7.0 Nougat update rollout to their respective phones. Some of the companies expected to rollout Nougat update include Huawei; Sony – which has already started update rollout with its premium Xperia smartphones; Motorola – which has made available Nougat to its Moto line of devices, and HTC also rolled out Nougat to several smartphones. With Google rolling out Android 7.1.2 beta, we can expect the version to make it to the list in the coming months.
The latest Nougat version has seen just 0.4 percent increase since January. Google has updated its Google Play distribution data for the seven-day period ending February 6. According to Android distribution data, Android 6.0 Marshmallow is yet again the most used Android version. The latest distribution list says Android Marshmallow running on 30.7 percent devices compared to 29.6 percent last month.
In the latest data released by Google, Android Lollipop has a total share of around 32.9 percent of active Android devices (with Android 5.0 Lollipop running on 9.8 percent of devices and Android 5.1 Lollipop at 23.1 percent) that checked into Google Play. Last month, Android Lollipop was running on 33.4 percent of active Android devices. The Android Developers’ webpage shows that Android KitKat now powers 21.9 percent of devices compared to 22.6 percent last month.
Android Jelly Bean has a combined share of 11.3 percent while Android 4.0.x or Ice Cream Sandwich, in Google’s latest numbers, registered a share of 1 percent. Android Gingerbread (v2.3.3-2.3.7) device distribution share is 1 percent in the latest charts. To note, Android Froyo was dropped to last month below the 0.1 percent mark, marking the end of what was the oldest active Android version on the charts for several years.
The latest OpenGL version distribution numbers, on the other hand, saw OpenGL 2.0 at 40.4 percent, and OpenGL version 3.0 steadily rising to 42.3 percent.