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Android Nougat's market share continues to grow

Google Android usage graph in early March 2017 shows Nougat nearing the 3 percent barrier
Google Android usage
Google's data collected in the first few days of this month show that Nougat's market share is nearing the 3 percent barrier, while Lollipop and Marshmallow continue to dominate.

This month's Android distribution numbers hold no big surprises, although now we finally see Nougat taking off and increasing its market share by around 250 percent in just a month. However, the leaders of the market remain Lollipop and Marshmallow, with KitKat still in control of a big slice, as clearly shown by the official pie chart.

Android Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich refuse to go for now, both being stuck at 1 percent for another month. These are all the numbers:

  • Gingerbread (2.3.3-2.3.7) - 1 percent
  • Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0.3-4.0.4) - 1 percent
  • Jelly Bean (4.1-4.3) - 10.6 percent
  • KitKat (4.4) - 20.8 percent
  • Lollipop (5.0-5.1) - 32.5 percent
  • Marshmallow (6.0) - 31.3 percent
  • Nougat (7.0-7.1) - 2.8 percent

Google collected the data above during the seven-day period that ended on March 6, taking into account all the devices that visited the Google Play Store in those days. The most popular screen size/density combination remains normal/hdpi (240 dpi), with 36.1 percent, while OpenGL ES 3.0 gets to keep its crown as well, with 42.3 percent.

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-03- 8 (Update: 2017-03- 8)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.