Android Nougat Gains Market Share but Oreo is Missing in Action in September Distribution Numbers

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Yesterday (September 12, 2017) was, fair to say, Apple’s day and as everyone was focused on what Apple had to say about their new iPhones, Google sneakily updated their stats for Android distribution for the month of September.

According to the stats, Android Nougat seems to be catching on as the version saw a 2.3% increase in market share with Android 7.0 Nougat giving 1.9% to that contribution while the newer 7.1 dishing out 0.4%. For the first time, Android Marshmallow saw a decline in market share, albeit a minimal margin. All other versions of Google also saw a decline of less than 1% but still a significant march in the right direction.

Below you can find Android distribution numbers for September 2017:

Android VersionCodenameAPIDistribution
2.3.3-2.3.7Gingerbread100.6%
4.0.3-4.0.4Ice Cream Sandwich150.6%
4.1.xJelly Bean162.4%
4.2.x"173.5%
4.3"181.0%
4.4KitKat1915.1%
5.0Lollipop217.1%
5.1"2221.7%
6.0Marshmallow2332.2%
7.0Nougat2414.2%
7.1"251.6%

Android Oreo has been around for some weeks now but there is no sign of the tasty cookies in the distribution numbers and this can be attributed to very few devices having access to the update at the moment and thus the version hasn’t reached the 0.1% threshold that is required to make an appearance on the distribution stats.

*The data above is from Google. It was collected during a seven-day period ending on September 11, 2017. Any versions with less than 0.1 percent distribution are not shown.

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