numbers for its different Android builds. And for the month of December,
nothing much has changed, Android Nougat (7.0) was found on just .4% of devices
powered by Google’s open source OS.
Kitkat, and woe betide that device that defies upgrade.
34% for Lollipop. That breaks down to 10.8% for Android 5.0 and 23.2% for
Android 5.1%. Combined, the Lollipop build remains the most widely used on
Android devices. Second place goes to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, currently
installed in 26.3% of Android devices. Phones and tablets powered by Android
4.4 KitKat (24%), Android 4.1.x, 4.2.x and 4.3 Jelly Bean (12.8%), Android
4.0.3, 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (1.2%) and Android 2.3.3-2.3.7 Gingerbread
(1.2%) are next.
and 5.1 were split into two platform versions because of their differing API
levels. So, really, Lollipop remains the “dominant” Android version
if we combine the two versions, but Marshmallow is now the single most
prevalent version of the platform by individual API level.