Another month, another new set of Android platform distribution numbers.
Google has released new Android distribution stats that detail which versions of Android were used to access the Play Store during the 7-day period ending on April 3. Usage of Android Nougat (7.0 and 7.1) has grown quite a bit since last month, going from 2.8 percent in March to 4.9 percent in April.
Meanwhile, Android 6.0 Marshmallow dropped ever so slightly, going from 31.3 percent in March to 31.2 percent in April. Android Lollipop (5.0 and 5.1) fell, too, going from 32.5 percent in March to 32.0 percent in April.
Rounding out the list is Android 4.4 KitKat slipping to 20.0 percent, Android Jelly Bean (4.1-4.3) falling to 10.1 percent, and both Android Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0.3 and 4.0.4) and Android Gingerbread (2.3.3-2.3.7) both dropping to 0.9 percent.
April brought with it another solid gain in Android Nougat usage. The new version of Android is still way behind Marshmallow, Nougat, and even KitKat, but it’s good to see Nougat making big gains each month. And with the releases of high-profile Nougat phones like the LG G6 and Samsung Galaxy S8 happening this month, expect Nougat usage to continue growing in May and June.