Last month according to the latest Android distribution figures, it was revealed that Android 7.0 Nougat was sitting at around 2.8% of all Android devices. However fast forward to April, it seems that those numbers have improved rather drastically because according to the Android Developer website, Nougat is now sitting at 4.9%.


To be more specific, Android 7.0 itself is at 4.5% while Android 7.1 is at 0.4%. This is compared to the previous month where Android 7.0 was at 2.4%, although interestingly enough Android 7.1 remained the same at 0.4%. So far based on the latest figures, Nougat is the only update that has seen an increase in distribution figures.

Older builds of Android such as Android 6.0 Marshmallow dropped from 31.3% to 31.2% which we guess is almost negligible. This appears to be the same as other older Android builds like Android 5.x Lollipop which dropped by 0.5%, while KitKat dropped by 0.8%, and Jelly Bean by around 0.5%.

We can only assume that OEMs and carriers pushing out the Nougat update in recent times had something to do with this increase, along with the release of new Nougat-based handsets, but either way it’s a good thing, although admittedly the latest build of Android is still a very far cry from Apple’s iOS distribution numbers.

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