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New Android distribution numbers don’t show Nougat yet

Although Nougat has been all the rage in the headlines as of late, Google's latest version of the Android Operating System constitutes less than 0.1 percent of the ecosystem.
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September 13, 2016
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Android has just released the latest detailed statistics regarding the operating system’s version distribution, and it’s no real surprise to see that Android 7.0 Nougat isn’t quite on the listing yet. These numbers represent data taken over the past month, so Nougat still isn’t represented on the charts. Android only counts versions equal to or exceeding .1 percent of the ecosystem.

What we are seeing is Marshmallow achieving a record share clocking in at 18.7 percent of the platform. Lollipop is still the big man on campus, snagging 35 percent of Android devices between its two API versions. KitKat remains surprisingly strong at 27.7 percent, and Froyo is finally vanishing into oblivion with approximately 0.1 percent share.

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Android is also releasing data about how screen sizes are distributed throughout devices. They’re reporting that “normal” size screens constitute nearly 90 percent of the market, which just goes to show that their designation is accurate. “Large” screens of the phablet variety make up 7.4 percent of the market, and tablet-sized “Xlarge” screens constitute 3.9 percent.

For more details, including Open GL Version information, head on over to Android Developers to see the comprehensive breakdown. In the meantime, sound off in the comments below giving us your take on the current Android ecosystem!

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