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Usually, Google updates its Android Developers site with the latest distribution numbers of all versions of the OS every month. However, for some reason, the latest such update was posted nearly two months ago on Sept. 13. Today, the Android distribution stats were finally refreshed, and they gave us the first official numbers on the latest version, Android 7.0 Nougat.

As you might expect, Google’s numbers show that Nougat is only on 0.3 percent of all Android smartphones. Only a few phones have it installed out of the box, but more will be coming soon and updates for many current smartphones to get the new version are already in the works.

The new Android distribution states show Marshmallow has 24 percent of the total install base, a big boost compared to 18.7 percent in September. Lollipop (Android 5.0/5.1) clocks in with a total of 34.1 percent, down from 35 percent compared to two months ago.  KitKat (Android 4.4) is shown with a 25.2 percent install share, down from 27.7 percent in September. Jelly Bean (Android 4.1-4.3) claims 13.7 percent this month, down from 15.6 percent.

The Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread versions of Android are still hanging on with 1.3 percent for each in the new numbers, down from 1.4 percent for Ice Cream Sandwich and 1.5 percent for Gingerbread from September’s numbers. Froyo is about to disappear with 0.1 percent, the same numbers as it had in September. You can get more┬ámore details, including the latest info on display screen size percentages, at the Android Developers site.