Android Nougat Stands at an Embarassing 13.5% Market Share as Android O Beckons


Android distribution numbers for the month of August have been released and honestly, it is nothing to smile about. Older Android versions such as KitKat, Lollipop and Marshmallow all have a command on Nougat’s 13.5-percent market share. Android 7.0 is still big daddy when it comes to Nougat, with 12.3-percent of the 13.5. This is thanks to devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S8 running on Android 7.0 and not the newer 7.1.

Sadly, Nougat is growing at a slower pace compared to how much ground Marshmallow had gained in the same period last year, where Marshmallow was running on 15.2-percent of all Android devices in August 2016.

Android O, which we really hope is not going to end up as Octopus, is set to be released sometime this month. With Nougat still crawling around, I am embarrassed by how fragmentation is crippling Google’s efforts with Android as an Operating System.

Below you can find Android distribution numbers for August 2017:

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

*The data above is from Google. It was collected during a seven-day period ending on August 8, 2017. Any versions with less than 0.1 percent distribution are not shown.