It’s time once again: Google has released its latest Android distribution numbers.
The newest Android platform distribution numbers were gathered by Google as it tallied the devices that accessed the Play Store during the seven-day period ending on Sept. 5. During that period, 18.7 percent of Android devices were running Android 6.0 Marshmallow, up from 15.2 percent in August.
Android 5.0 dropped a bit from August’s numbers while 5.1 grew. As a whole, Android Lollipop fell from 35.5 percent in August to 35 percent in September.
Moving on to Android 4.x versions, KitKat dropped from 29.2 percent in August to 27.7 percent in September. Jelly Bean fell, too, going from 16.7 percent in August to 15.6 percent in September. Meanwhile, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich slipped from 1.6 percent in August to 1.4 percent in September.
Rounding out these stats, we’ve got Android 2.3 Gingerbread dropping from 1.7 percent in August to 1.5 percent in September and Android 2.2 Froyo still holding strong at 0.1 percent.
Obviously the notable exception here is Android 7.0 Nougat, which started rolling out to Nexus devices on August 22. Android software updates typically go out in stages, though, and so it’s possible that Nougat simply hadn’t been installed on enough devices to appear on Google’s chart, which only shows Android versions with 0.1 percent distribution or more.