Android usage: 7.1 Nougat is on just 0.6% of devices after seven months

Google has published its latest monthly breakdown of platform usage, showing the proportion of active devices running each version of Android. The data was collected during a 7-day period that ended on June 5, and it only represents devices that have visited the Google Play Store during that period, so to be clear, it does not include AOSP devices.

Version Codename API Last month This month Change
2.3.3 - 2.3.7 Gingerbread 10 1.0% 0.8% -0.2
4.0.3 - 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich 15 0.8% 0.8% -
4.1.x Jelly Bean 16 3.2% 3.1% -0.1
4.2.x 17 4.6% 4.4% -0.2
4.3 18 1.3% 1.3% -
4.4 KitKat 19 18.8% 18.1% -0.7
5.0 Lollipop 21 8.7% 8.2% -0.5
5.1 22 23.3% 22.6% -0.7
6.0 Marshmallow 23 31.2% 31.2% -
7.0 Nougat 24 6.6% 8.9% 2.3
7.1 25 0.5% 0.6% 0.1


The biggest gain this month is obviously Android 7.0 Nougat, which got a 34.8% increase from last month to 8.9%. It's not exactly worth bragging about though, since it was released nearly ten months ago. But while Nougat is seeing strong momentum (as far as Android versions go), 7.1 is not. Nearly seven months old, it's still on only 0.6% of Google Play devices.

Marshmallow saw its first decline (of just 0.1) back in April, and has remained stagnant at 31.2% since. The declines in Lollipop bring it down to a total of 30.8%, making this the first month where Marshmallow is more popular than the combination of 5.0 and 5.1.

Jelly Bean and KitKat are continuing to decline steadily. Of course, this is normal for aging versions of the OS that used to have larger usage shares. Ice Cream Sandwich is stagnant, which isn't surprising given its already-low share.

Gingerbread is continuing to bounce around the 1% mark, this time dropping to 0.8% after an increase last month.

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