Marshmallow Still Tastier than Nougat Reveals July 2017 Android Distribution Stats


We still don’t have a name for Android O yet and it is bothering me, but as we wait for mother Google to decide on the name of Android O, the distribution numbers for the month of July are in and we still have a long way to go.

The latest distribution numbers reveal that there are still OEMs releasing devices running Android Marshmallow. The two year old Operating System now has a market share of 31.8% up from 31.2%. A slight growth but still significant all the same. Nougat also lags behind 2014’s Android Lollipop with a market share of 30.1%. The latest sweet treat from Google, Android Nougat, comes in with a market share of 11.5%.

I should be happy for Nougat, but 2% growth in one month is nothing not to be proud of but the Operating System has been around for a year, and it is now that it has just passed the 10% mark.

The other Android versions have seen slight declines across the board with Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean still very much alive, with the former two under intensive care.

Below you can find Android distribution numbers for July 2017:

Android VersionCodenameAPIDistribution
4.0.3-4.0.4Ice Cream Sandwich150.7%
4.1.xJelly Bean162.8%

*The data above is from Google. It was collected during a seven-day period ending on June 5, 2017. Any versions with less than 0.1 percent distribution are not shown.


  1. is it that hard to code compatible drivers for a new OS or is it just greed to sell crappy hardware for profit? these chinese…hahah

    • It has been proven that the Chinese markets do not care about OS versions. This is why you will see a company like OPPO launching devices running on Marshmallow in 2017, with heavy iOS-like skins on top.

      Plus, some companies have a small team, so they prefer using old software that they have tested and won’t need more resources to implement.

      • so sad. google should try to force these guys to push atleast one update, including the rule of shipping a new phone with the latest OS.

        • They did try. Google recommends that OEMs support devices for at least 2 years after launch but who follows this up? Android is open source, so OEMs can do what they want.

          This is why Google launched the Pixel phone, to have more control on devices.

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