The squirrel is fed up: In the latest Android statistics from Google, Android 7.x Nougat has a market share of 13.5 percent. Marshmallow, Lollipop and KitKat are a long way off. With Android 8.0, the next version is already in the start blocks, before the current version has prevailed.
Google’s Android statistics include the accesses to the Play Store and includes all versions that reach a market share of 0.1 percent or more. As a result, Android 2.2 Froyo and even older versions are no longer counted. Since the 30th of June there is no support for the Android Market, introduced in August 2008, Google Play, Android 2.1 Eclair.
Marshmallow to 32.3 percent of all devices
Android 7.0 and Android 7.1 nougat have grown by 2 percentage points to 13.5 percent market share. The Android 2.0 Marshmallow, which is also two-year-old, has also been able to increase slightly, reaching 32.3 percent of all Android devices with play-store access.
Second place goes to Android Lollipop, whose subversions 5.0 and 5.1 in total reach 29.2 percent market share. Even the soon four-year-old Android 4.4 KitKat is 16 percent before Android Nougat, which is available since August 2016.
In the third quarter of this year, Google plans to publish the final version of Android 8.0. The fourth and final developer preview of the new smartphone and tablet operating system is about 2 weeks old today. Its premiere will probably celebrate Android 8.0 on Google’s pixel and Nexus devices.