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Most Popular Android January MAin

Short Bytes: Every month, Google releases the Android versions usage share data on its developer portal. This data can give us a rough estimate of the most popular Android versions for the month. According to the Android usage share for March, Android Lollipop is still the most popular version of the Android operating system.

The Android operating system is the most used, in fact, almost omnipresent in the mobile ecosystem. Even the Android versions like Nougat, Marshmallow, Lollipop and more have been able to build their individual fan following.

Google is very punctual in releasing the market of these Android versions on a monthly basis. This data gets uploaded on their developer portal. It helps the developers prioritize their resources for widely used Android version, rather than wasting them on near out-of-date Android versions.

To get estimated values of Android usage share, Google keeps an eye on active Android versions in the first week of every month. Here are the most popular Android versions for the month of January.

Most Popular Android Version April 2017

Google recently announced the Android O Developer Preview but its predecessor Nougat is yet to make a significant footprint in the Android. Nougat has started to steal small chunks of market share from other versions. Still, Lollipop and Marshmallow are the representatives of the Android army for the month of April.

Android Name Android Version Usage Share
Lollipop 5.0, 5.1 32%
Marshmallow 6.0 31.2%
Kitkat 4.4 20%
Jelly Bean 4.1.x, 4.2.x, 4.3 10.1
Nougat 7.0, 7.1 4.9%
Ice-Cream Sandwich 4.0.3 to 4.0.4 0.9%
Gingerbread 2.3.3 to 2.3.7 0.9%
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Most Popular Android Versions March 2017

In March, a decrease has been seen in the Android usage share of Lollipop, Kitkat, and Jelly Bean which has fueled the numbers of Nougat, and Marshmallow. Still, Android Lollipop is the most used version.

The adoption of Nougat has been slow, but numbers might rise in the coming months as various smartphone maker including Motorola and Samsung have started pushing updates.

Android Name Android Version Usage Share
Lollipop 5.0, 5.1 32.5%
Marshmallow 6.0 31.3%
Kitkat 4.4 20.8%
Jelly Bean 4.1.x, 4.2.x, 4.3 10.6%
Nougat 7.0, 7.1 2.8%
Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3 to 4.0.4 1.0%
Gingerbread 2.3.3 to 2.3.7 1.0%

Most Popular Android Versions February 2017

The usage share of Android Nougat has slightly increased since January. However, Lollipop still continues to remain the most used Android version.

Android Name Android Version Usage Share
Lollipop 5.0, 5.1 32.9%
Marshmallow 6.0 30.7%
KitKat 4.4 21.9%
Jelly Bean 4.1.x, 4.2.x, 4.3 11.3%
Nougat 7.0, 7.1 1.2%
Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3, 4.0.4 1.0%
Gingerbread 2.3.3 – 2.3.7 1.0%

Most Popular Android Versions January 2017

Android Name Android Version Usage Share
Lollipop 5.0, 5.1 33.4%
Marshmallow 6.0 29.6%
KitKat 4.4 22.6%
Jelly Bean 4.1.x, 4.2.x, 4.3 11.6%
Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3 to 4.0.4 1.1%
Gingerbread 2.3.3 to 2.3.7 1.0%
Nougat 7.0, 7.1 0.7%

The latest Android Nougat was released in August 2016. It is yet to arrive on many Android devices and achieve a considerable usage share in comparison to other Android versions. A lot has changed since the last time I wrote about this list on Fossbytes. Android Froyo 2.2 – discontinued in 2011 – has been removed from the list.

Note: The Android usage share for various Android versions have been clubbed according to their codename. You can visit Google’s developer portal to know the usage share for individual Android versions.

What Android version are you running on your smartphone? Drop your answer in the comments.

Also Read: 8 Useful “Google Play Store Tricks” And Features For Every Android User

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