Most Popular Android Versions 2018 (Always Updated List)

Android is essentially the most used working system on the planet. In reality, it’s virtually omnipresent within the cell ecosystem. Even bygone Android variations like Nougat, Marshmallow, Lollipop, and many others. have been capable of construct their particular person fan following.

Meanwhile, Google could be very punctual in releasing the market share of those Android variations on a month-to-month foundation. This information will get uploaded to their developer portal and offers us a tough estimate of the most well-liked Android variations for the month.  It helps the builders prioritize their assets for broadly used Android variations, relatively than losing them on close to out-of-date Android variations.

To get an estimated values of Android utilization share, Google retains a watch on energetic Android variations each month. Here are the most well-liked Android variations of October.

Most Popular Android Version May 2019

All hail Android Pie! Alive and Kicking

After an extended halt of six months, Google has lastly added within the new Android distribution figures. And simply as we anticipated, Android Pie is right here. The newest Android model has over 10.2% utilization share. No surprise protecting monitor of which gadgets have acquired Android Pie is getting exhausting.  

Besides the beginner, different Android variations are following the identical traits; nevertheless, the determine jumps are fairly larger given the six month hole. Android Oreo has lastly dethroned Android Nougat, changing into the most well-liked Android model. Meanwhile, Gingerbread and Jellybean are working neck to neck. 

Android TitleAndroid VersionUtilization, 7.119.2%↓Marshmallow6.016.9%↓, 5.114.5%↓, eight.128.three%↑KitKat4.46.9%↓Jelly Beanfour.1.x, four.2.x, four.three.x3.2%↑Ice Cream, to 2.three.70.three%↑

Most Popular Android Version October 2018

Gingerbread Marching Towards Its Impending Doom

For over two months, Gingerbread tried to carry its place, but it surely couldn’t maintain any longer. The veteran Android model has dropped to zero.2% from the earlier Android share of zero.three%.

For others, the pattern stays the identical. Ever since Android Oreo began rising at a rampant tempo, others are seemingly dropping each month. A notable change is  that Android Jellybean has dropped down to three%. Somehow the Android Ice Cream Sandwich has managed to remain on zero.three% for greater than three months.

Android TitleAndroid VersionUtilization, 7.128.2%↓Marshmallow6.021.three%↓, 5.117.9%↓, eight.121.5%↑KitKat4.47.6%↓Jelly Beanfour.1.x, four.2.x, four.three.x3%↓Ice Cream, to 2.three.70.2%↓


Most Popular Android Version September 2018

Most Popular Android Version September 2018

Nougat is shedding its maintain (newest)

After a steep rise and holding its place, we’re, finally, seeing a major drop in Nougat’s Android platform share. The Android 7 has dropped by 1.5 p.c in a single month. Nougat isn’t the one one; Marshmallow, Lollipop, KitKat and Jelly Bean, all have misplaced a small quantity of Android platform share.

There is not any stopping the Android eight Oreo now. Since July, Oreo has jumped 7.1 p.c, giving it a whopping 19.2 p.c share within the Android utilization share.

Android TitleAndroid VersionUtilization, 7.129.three%↓Marshmallow6.021.6%↓, 5.118.three%↓, eight.119.2%↑KitKat4.47.eight%↓Jelly Beanfour.1.x, four.2.x, four.three.x3.2%↓Ice Cream, to 2.three.70.three%

Gingerbread takes us unexpectedly

Gingerbread has managed to outlive one other month. Last month, we acquired afraid for Android Gingerbread because it touched all the way down to zero.2%. But the legendary model has reclaimed its May place with zero.three% Android platform share. For others, Oreo remains to be rising with now 14.6% market share. Nougat appears to have referred to as it a month and others are following the identical pattern as earlier than.

In the upcoming months, we’d see Android Pie, the most recent Android model from Google, on the distribution record. As of now, one can assume it’s on the zero.1% mark since Google excludes variations from this record who’ve lower than zero.1% distribution.

Android TitleAndroid VersionUtilization, 7.130.eight%Marshmallow6.022.7%↓, 5.119.2%↓, eight.114.6%↑KitKat4.48.6%↓Jelly Beanfour.1.x, four.2.x, four.three.x3.5%↓Ice Cream, to 2.three.70.three%↑

Most Popular Android Version July 2018

Most Popular Android Version July 2018

Oreo takes up an enormous leap

Where each Android model depreciated by one or two p.c, Android Oreo is quickly gaining on Nougat with a major improve of 6.four% solely over two months cross 12% in Android utilization share. But Nougat can also be not leaving its floor very quickly. The most used Android model simply dropped zero.three%.

With zero.1 % drops each month, Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread are on the sting of getting out of the record altogether.

Android TitleAndroid VersionUtilization, 7.130.eight%↓Marshmallow6.023.5%↓, 5.120.four%↓, eight.112.1%↑KitKat4.49.1%↓Jelly Beanfour.1.x, four.2.x, four.three.x3.6%↓Ice Cream,↓Gingerbread2.three.three to 2.three.70.2%↓

Most Popular Android Version May 2018

Most Popular Android Version May 2018

Nougat has trumped Marshmallow

The Android distribution quantity for this month is right here and Nougat has develop into essentially the most used model of Android working system. Marshmallow, which used to carry the highest spot, is quickly shedding its market and has tumbled all the way down to 25.5%.

Oreo, then again, appears to be catching up with the tempo with virtually 5% achieve because it was launched. However, the remaining Android variations proceed to lose their share this month.

Android TitleAndroid VersionUtilization, 7.131.1%↑Marshmallow6.zero25.5%↓, 5.122.four%↓KitKat4.410.three%↓, eight.15.7%↑Jelly Beanfour.1.x, four.2.x, four.three.x4.three%↓Ice Cream,↓Gingerbread2.three.three to 2.three.70.three%↓

Most Popular Android Version February 2018

Most Popular Android Version February 2018

Finally, Oreo runs on 1.1% of Android gadgets.

I’m confused whether or not it needs to be referred to as success or disgrace. If we speak about iOS, virtually the entire help gadgets get updates inside per week after the discharge of the brand new model. But we’d take Android decentralized ecosystem into consideration right here.

The success occasion needs to be given for Android Nougat which is now essentially the most used Android model. After a couple of and a half 12 months of existence, it has managed to surpass Marshmallow. Although the margin is small for now, the distinction will develop within the coming months.

Android TitleAndroid VersionUtilization, 7.128.5%↑Marshmallow6.028.1%↓, 5.124.6%↓KitKat4.412%↓Jelly Beanfour.1.x, four.2.x, four.three.x5%↓, eight.11.1%↑Ice Cream,↓Gingerbread2.three.three to 2.three.70.three%↓

Most Popular Android Version January 2018

Most Popular Android Version January 2018

Hey Marshmallow, Nougat is coming for you.

Our calendar has turned over for an additional 12 months, however there’s a small change available in the market share for various Android variations, anticipated for Nougat. Eating chunks off Marshmallow, Lollipop, and KitKat, it has recorded a dramatic improve over the past couple of months, now working on round 26.three% of Android gadgets.

Android’s most up-to-date model Oreo is but to mark a presence with simply zero.7% utilization share after 5 months since its launch. And relating to GB and ICS, it’s virtually clear that their market share received’t change till customers begin ditching their outdated Android telephones.

Android TitleAndroid VersionUtilization ShareMarshmallow6.028.6%↓, 7.126.three%↑, 5.125.1%↓KitKat4.412.eight%↓Jelly Beanfour.1.x, four.2.x, four.three.x5.6%↓, eight.10.7%↑Ice Cream, to 2.three.70.four%↓

Most Popular Android Version December 2017

Most Popular Android Version December 2017

Oreo, that you must catch up

For the primary time in months, we are able to see that no single model has the Android market share crossing 30%. A commendable improve has been made by Nougat, leaping round four% in a single month. The latest dessert Android Oreo now runs on zero.5% of the gadgets, nonetheless most of them made by Google. And the older Android boys are always sacrificing their share for the newbies.

Next month, we will see Android eight.1 within the image as effectively. The launch of the Android Oreo Go version may assist Oreo develop sooner than Android Nougat.

Android TitleAndroid VersionUtilization ShareMarshmallow6.029.7%↓, 5.126.three%↓, 7.123.three%↑KitKat4.413.four%↓Jelly Beanfour.1.x, four.2.x, four.three.x5.9%↓Oreoeight.00.5%↑Ice-Cream, to 2.three.70.four%↓

Most Popular Android Version November 2017

Most Popular Android Version November 2017

Nougat getting stronger presence

In the month of November, Android Nougat which is now greater than a 12 months outdated has gained respectable Android utilization share numbers. The dessert has executed so by taking a piece off the Marshmallow, which remains to be the chief within the Android group. Also, we see some extent rise within the reputation of Android O which is generally working on Pixel and Nexus gadgets solely.

Android TitleAndroid VersionUtilization ShareMarshmallow6.zero30.9%↓, 5.127.2%↓, 7.120.6%↑KitKat4.413.6%↓Jelly Beanfour.1.x, four.2.x, four.three.x6.2%↓Ice-Cream,↓Gingerbread2.three.three to 2.three.70.5%↓Oreoeight.00.three%↑

Most Popular Android Version October 2017

Most Popular Android Version October 2017

Finally, we have now Oreo within the image.

With an escalation of two%, final 12 months’s Android Nougat stays the third most used Android model. There can also be a small footprint of Android Oreo, because of the Pixel gadgets that have been the earliest to obtain the replace. In the case of JB and ICS, the determine hasn’t modified, this means the producers don’t have any plans to replace these gadgets and so they’ll ultimately part out as their house owners improve to new gadgets.

Android TitleAndroid VersionUtilization ShareMarshmallow6.032%↓, 5.127.7%↓, 7.117.eight%↑KitKat4.414.5%↓Jelly Beanfour.1.x, four.2.x, four.three.x6.6%↓Gingerbread2.three.three to 2.three.70.6%Ice-Cream,↑

Most Popular Android Version September 2017

Most Popular Android Version September 2017

It’s nonetheless Marshmallow.

With simply zero.1% discount its utilization share, Android Marshmallow remains to be the very best promoting dessert in Google’s bakery. Last 12 months’s chocolaty deal with Nougat was simply behind KitKat by way of reputation. And for ICS and Gingerbread, we’re nonetheless seeing the zero.1% discount per thirty days.

Now, we even have Android Oreo within the image, launched in September solely. So, it’s prone to see some Oreo numbers in subsequent month’s Android utilization share information. Considering the traits over the months, within the case of Marshmallow, which turns three in October, it could nonetheless be the king.

Android TitleAndroid VersionUtilization ShareMarshmallow6.032.2%↓, 5.128.eight%↓, 7.115.eight%↓Kitkatfour.415.1%↑Jelly Beanfour.1.x, four.2.x, four.three.x6.9%↓Ice-Cream,↓Gingerbread2.three.three to 2.three.70.6%↓

Most Popular Android Version August 2017

Most Popular Android Version August 2017

Hail Marshmallow, Nougat nonetheless catching up

The numbers for August are out and Android Marshmallow is heading ahead with a rise of zero.5% in its share. As far a Nougat is anxious, the numbers are boosting each month and would attain a decent determine by September. Android is due for a launch this month, by the way in which.

The case of KitKat and Jelly Bean, as predictable, a discount has been noticed of their utilization share and recognition. While ICS and Gingerbread are nonetheless surviving at zero.7% share.

Android TitleAndroid VersionUtilization ShareMarshmallow6.032.three%↑, 5.129.2%↓Kitkatfour.416%↓, 7.113.5%↑Jelly Beanfour.1.x, four.2.x, four.three.x7.6%↓Ice-Cream, to 2.three.70.7%

Most Popular Android Version July 2017

Most Popular Android Version July 2017

Finally, Nougat crosses 10% utilization share mark.

It’s form of an achievement for Android Nougat that after one 12 months of existence the desert has managed to discover a respectable place in Google’s bakery. Still, even at 11.5%, Nougat has a significantly decrease share within the 2 billion month-to-month energetic gadgets.

Also, there was a rise within the variety of gadgets working Android Marshmallow. Probably, producers of those gadgets woke to appreciate Marshmallow had arrived.

Android TitleAndroid VersionUtilization ShareMarshmallow6.031.eight%↑, 5.130.1%↓Kitkatfour.417.1%↓, 7.111.5%↑Jelly Beanfour.1.x, four.2.x, four.three.x8.1%↓Ice-cream,↓Gingerbread2.three.three to 2.three.70.7%↓

Most Popular Android Version June 2017

Most Popular Android Version June 2017

The heavyweight title has slipped from the palms of Android Lollipop within the month of June. Now, Android Marshmallow has the best Android utilization share which nonetheless stays at 31.2%. It additionally appears as if different Android bros have sacrificed their share for the struggling Nougat. Hopefully, it would cross 10% earlier than Oreo arrives.

Android TitleAndroid VersionUtilization ShareMarshmallow6.031.2% ↑, 5.130.eight% ↓Kitkatfour.418.1% ↓, 7.19.5% ↑Jelly Beanfour.1.x, four.2.x, four.three.x8.eight% ↓, to 2.three.70.eight% ↓

Most Popular Android Version May 2017

Most Popular Android Version May 2017

 Android Nougat, you’re going approach too sluggish

For the month of May, Lollipop can nonetheless be referred to as the most well-liked Android model. Its utilization share is identical however the variety of gadgets working Android 5.1 has elevated compared. There can also be a small however stunning improve within the case of Android Gingerbread utilization share, regardless of being older than ICS.

Android TitleAndroid VersionUtilization, 5.132%Marshmallow6.031.2%Kitkatfour.418.eight%Jelly Beanfour.1.x, four.2.x,, 7.17.1percentGinggerbread2.three.three to 2.three.71%Ice-Cream,

Most Popular Android Version April 2017

Most Popular Android Version April 2017

Google just lately introduced the Android O Developer Preview, however its predecessor Nougat has but to make a major footprint within the Android. Nougat has began to steal small chunks of market share from different variations. Still, Lollipop and Marshmallow are representatives of the Android military for the month of April.

Android TitleAndroid VersionUtilization, 5.132%Marshmallow6.031.2%Kitkatfour.420%Jelly Beanfour.1.x, four.2.x,, 7.14.9%Ice-Cream to to 2.three.70.9%

Most Popular Android Version March 2017

Most Popular Android Versions March 2017

In March, a lower has been seen within the Android utilization share of Lollipop, Kitkat, and Jelly Bean which has fueled the numbers of Nougat, and Marshmallow. Still, Android Lollipop is essentially the most used model.

The adoption of Nougat has been sluggish, however numbers may rise within the coming months as numerous smartphone makers, together with Motorola and Samsung, have began pushing updates.

Android TitleAndroid VersionUtilization, 5.132.5%Marshmallow6.031.three%Kitkatfour.420.eight%Jelly Beanfour.1.x, four.2.x,, 7.12.eight%Ice Cream to to

Most Popular Android Version February 2017

Most Popular Android Versions February 2017

The utilization share of Android Nougat has barely elevated since January. However, Lollipop nonetheless continues to stay essentially the most used Android model.

Android TitleAndroid VersionUtilization, 5.132.9%Marshmallow6.zero30.7percentKitKat4.421.9%Jelly Beanfour.1.x, four.2.x,, 7.11.2%Ice Cream, –

Most Popular Android Version January 2017

Most Popular Android Versions January 2017

Android TitleAndroid VersionUtilization, 5.133.four%Marshmallow6.029.6percentKitKat4.422.6%Jelly Beanfour.1.x, four.2.x, four.311.6%Ice Cream to to, 7.10.7%

The newest Android Nougat was launched in August 2016. It is but to reach on many Android gadgets and obtain a substantial utilization share compared to different Android variations. Quite a bit has modified for the reason that final time I wrote about this record on Fossbytes. Android Froyo 2.2 – discontinued in 2011 – has been faraway from the record.

Note: The Android utilization share for numerous Android variations have been clubbed based on their codename. You can go to Google’s developer portal to know the utilization share for particular person Android variations.

What Android model are you working in your smartphone? Drop your reply within the feedback.

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