Android distribution stats for January 2017 show the end of Froyo


Android distribution stats for January 2017 show the end of Froyo

Another new month, another new set of Android platform distribution numbers.

Google today posted its latest Android distribution numbers, which analyze the different version of Android that accessed the Play Store during the seven-day period ending on January 9. During that time, 0.7 percent of Android devices were running Nougat, up from 0.4 percent in December 2016.

Android Marshmallow saw some growth this month, too, going from 26.3 percent usage in December to 29.6 percent in January. Android Lollipop wasn’t quite as lucky, falling from 34 percent in December to 33.4 percent in January.

Android distribution stats for January 2017 show the end of Froyo

Android KitKat’s usage fell from December 2016 to January 2017 as well, going from 24 percent in December to 22.6 percent in January. Meanwhile, Android Jelly Bean dropped from 12.8 percent in December to 11.6 percent in January, while Android Ice Cream Sandwich fell from 1.2 percent in December to 1.1 percent in January.

Rounding out this report is Android Gingerbread, which fell from 1.2 percent in December to 1.0 percent in January. That means that Android Froyo has finally fallen off of this list, which means that its usage has fallen below 0.1 percent.

Android Froyo has been lingering on these distribution reports for a long time now, so it’s exciting to see that its usage has finally dropped enough for it to fall off. At the other end of the spectrum, Android Nougat’s usage hasn’t quite climbed above 1 percent yet, but that’s because the update isn’t really available on many devices outside of Google’s Nexus and Pixel phones. Expect its usage number to grow once Nougat starts hitting phones like the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge and we start getting 2017’s flagships with Nougat preloaded.

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