November Android distribution numbers reveal Nougat’s 0.3 percent debut


After pretending October didn’t exist — no Android distribution numbers went out last month — Google has revealed Android Nougat’s debut distribution percentage.

Unsurprisingly Nougat falls at just 0.3 percent, which makes sense given the fact that only the Pixel and Pixel support the latest version of Google’s operating system.

Other distribution numbers include Marshmallow sitting at 24 percent, up from 18.7 percent, Lollipop dropping to 34.1 percent, down from 35 percent, KitKat down to 25.2 percent from 27.7 percent, Jelly Bean down to 13.7 percent from 15.6 percent, Ice Cream Sandwich to 1.3 percent from 1.4 percent and Gingerbread hitting 1.3 percent from 1.5 percent last month.

Oh and Froyo somehow still remains on the list, taking up just 0.1 percent of Android’s distribution. Operating system version fragmentation has always been an issue that’s plagued Google’s mobile OS since its launch, with the problem likely set to get worse following the release of the Pixel and Pixel XL, two devices that utilize a version of Android with exclusive features.

Source: Google