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Android Distribution Updated for February 2017: Nougat Explodes Past 1%

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Google updated the Android distribution numbers last night for February and they show a massive jump for Nougat to over 1%! In fact, the jump was even more significant than that, if you count the extra 0.2% on top of that, which brings Nougat’s cut of the pie to 1.2% and counting. Man, this is big. Really big. Yuge even.

All sarcasm aside, Nougat did jump from 0.7% to 1.2% in a month. Cool. In other numbers, we have Marshmallow jumping from 29.6% to 30.7%, while everyone else fell. Lollipop now sits at 32.9%, KitKat at 21.9%, Jelly Bean at 11.3%, and Ice Cream Sandwich at 1.0%. Gingerbread rounds out the platform versions with a solid 1.0% of the pie, almost as much as Nougat controls.

Last month’s numbers can be seen in full right here.

Via:  Android Developers
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  • The Doctor

    I like that there’s a same amount of people on Gingerbread as there are on Nougat.

  • Daniel Thomas

    I wonder if Google can break this down regionally or by nation. While traveling to a lot of impoverished nations I see a lot of Android phones are sold from carriers with Lollipop, Kitkat, and even ICS from off brands that will never be updated. I wonder what the distribution percentage is of one of these countries vs America?

  • Snowbo13

    haha Yuge even!

    • Howard Stern ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      its YUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE

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  • Larry Simpson

    Marshmallow runs just fine for me. I’ve been holding out flashing any 7.X rom on my 6P in fear getting the dreaded early shutdown issue

    • jimt

      Same with my Nexus 6 . T-Mobile has not done an OTA of Nougat yet, also. There has to be a reason.

    • Snowbo13

      my 6p has been great on 7.1 no issues at all. It was already on the phone when I got it but once again have had no issues. I have since rooted it to get the google assistant on it!

    • Howard Stern ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      I dont have those issues on my 6P….I do get some crazy random battery draining though.

    • Lucky Armpit

      I have performance issues with 7.1.1 on my N6 but it’s tolerable as long as I reboot once per day. I like the features enough to live with it because I’m getting the GS8 when it’s announced.

  • Howard Stern ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    guess I own some unpopular phones with the Pixel XL and V20. Who the hell is still rocking Gingerbread and ICS?

    • Snowbo13

      Not many of us on here I would think. Good phone choices

      • Howard Stern ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        thanks. Love what I got.

    • My Google TV.

      • Howard Stern ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        haha well you are not part of a YUGE crowd.

      • T_Dizzle

        Yes, my Logitech Revue Google TV would agree.

    • MadMartigan

      Threw Remix on my V20 yesterday. Man…I thought the device was quick before. I can definitely live without the second screen for this raw speed.

      • Howard Stern ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        does remix disable the 2nd screen?? i use it quite a bit. love this phone a lot.

        • Brandon Sobotta

          So wanted this phone for the screen. Settled with a G5 . happy with it, but definitely want the second screen.

          • Howard Stern ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            how do you like that phone? my nephew has it and likes it. all reviews say its junk, but i dont trust all reviews. I like to use AT&T’s 14 day return thing. I actually like this v20 better than my pixel xl. I seen quite a few others post the same too. its a YUGE phone, buts man is it fast and nice.

          • Brandon Sobotta

            I actually really like it. I will be going with the v30 next time around. No bootlooping yet so that is a plus. Ha ha. I really don’t know what all the complaints are about.

          • Howard Stern ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            I had bootlooping with my G3 then G4. I flashed a ROM on it and havent had issues since really. I love how people troll the subject, when it hasnt been an issue since the V10. even though it wasnt released that long ago, its still a long time ago in tech-time haha. And yeah, the v30 needs to have an IP rating worth mentioning. I love this V20 so much….i’d be willing to give LG another go in the near future.

            They need to go Amoled though so I can actually do some Daydream!

        • MadMartigan

          Yes, hence my comment about being able to live without it. 😉

    • cdm283813

      Most people don’t even care. As long as the phone works is all that matters. My manager looks at me nuts for owning a iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone SE, Pixel, S6 and Nexus 6.
      The vast majority of people can get by as long as the camera, email, browser, text and phone works.

      • Howard Stern ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        totally agree. I have a Nexus 5, 6, Note 5, Pixel XL, V20, G2, G3, G4 and an iphone 6s. I got the 6s to try it out before judging. Nothing wrong with iOS other than personal views on customization IMO.

        • Armaced

          Agreed – iOS is fine except for those reasons, and all of my content is in Google Play.

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        • sinfoman

          @HovvardStern:disqus and @cdm283813:disqus – If I may ask, what are your use cases for the multiple phones? Is it just “today I think I’ll drive….” or “I liked X so I bought it. Now it’s [daily driver/meh/sitting in a drawer]” or something else? I just don’t have the “kwan” to have multiple devices riding my dresser. And honestly, I’m not sure I’d have multiple phones if I did have the money. Not being a douche, I’d sincerely like to understand your use cases. Thanks!

          • Howard Stern ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            well, i have multiple cases for both phones. I typically buy them all on amazon. right now, i’m using this one for my V20:

            amazon com/Caseology-Parallax-Modern-Geometric-Textured/dp/B01N4MB2VY/ref=sr_1_35?ie=UTF8&qid=1486667717&sr=8-35-spons&keywords=lg%2Bv20%2Bcase&refinements=p_72%3A2661618011&th=1

            remove the and put a period in there. For my Pixel XL, I am using a Spigen Tough Armor with a kick stand on it.

          • sinfoman

            Apologies sir, that was “use cases” (why do you have multiple phones; what do you USE them for) not do you “use cases.” I apologize for the inaccurate grammar.

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          • sinfoman

            Perfectly understandable. Do you use each every day, or is it more of a “I think I’ll drive X today…” kind of thing?

          • Howard Stern ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            well I had my pixel xl as my daily drive since owning it until I got my V20 as an upgrade through AT&T. I’ve been on that for 3 weeks straight now. I did play with my Nexus 6P yesterday for the day. But yeah, its more of a “what I feel like” kind of thing.

          • sinfoman

            That’s cool. Thanks for the input! I have been considering the second phone as a “backup” but haven’t taken the plunge yet. You like the V20? I haven’t played with it at all. Specs look decent.

          • Howard Stern ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            its great, its just big. very big. my pixel xl almost seems as big, but its not nearly as tall. the v20 is very thin though, I prefer it in my pocket when traveling over the pixel xl. some times, i plug in my iphone 6s since its just super tiny haha.

    • sinfoman

      I can tell you there are a lot of companies (mine included) that still support Samsung Tab 1 devices in the field, which are on 2.3.5. We don’t have nearly as many as we used to, but they’re still out there.

      • Howard Stern ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        That’s awesome that it’s still supported. It’s just crazy to me since things are very cheap. Why not upgrade to keep up with the technology?

        • sinfoman

          #beancounters [SIGH]. In defense of Samsung, they ma(-de, -ke) a pretty decent product. As they have been failing, we’ve been replacing them with other Android tablets (full disclosure, our business model changed, so we aren’t buying as many of these tablets as we once were. At one time I had over 700 of these in the field; now we’re down to about 90). But beancounters see nuttin’ but HARD dollars. Soft dollar figures are lost on them. [DOUBLE SIGH]