Android Nougat distribution logged for November 2016

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After two full months in the hands of developers and consumers, Android Nougat has registered measurable market share in the software version distribution numbers. Meantime, Marshmallow is still struggling to make it to the quarter mark.

The Android Developers Blog jumped October and has left us with November figures, meaning there’s two months of progress to track.

VersionCodenameAPIDistributionChange
2.2Froyo80.1%N/A
2.3.3-2.3.7Gingerbread101.3%-0.2%
4.0.3-4.0.4Ice Cream Sandwich151.3%-0.1%
4.1.x-4.3Jelly Bean16-1813.7%-1.9%
4.4KitKat1925.2%-2.5%
5.0-5.1Lollipop21-2234.1%-0.9%
6.0Marshmallow2324.0%+5.3%
7.0Nougat240.3%+0.3%

Only the two latest versions of Android gained market share these past two months while all other versions lost share.

As we’ve noted through the growth of 6.0, Marshmallow has consistently lagged behind Lollipop’s growth at comparable stages. Indeed, we find that just as Marshmallow was registering a share of 0.3 percent in November 2015, Lollipop was able to grab 25.6 percent.

But we’re on a new version with a new digit and a new compare period. Let’s see if Nougat can glue manufacturers rather than fragment them.

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Jules Wang
Jules Wang is News Editor for Pocketnow and one of the hosts of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast. He came onto the team in 2014 as an intern editing and producing videos and the podcast while he was studying journalism at Emerson College. He graduated the year after and entered into his current position at Pocketnow, full-time.