Android Distribution Updated for January 2017 – RIP, FROYO!

Oh man, we’ve got yuuuuuge breaking news on the Android distribution front. You ready for it? Seriously, are you ready for this? Well, if you read the title, you know it, but yes, Froyo is finally dead!

Google updated the Android distribution numbers for January 2017 and Froyo has finally been retired from the list, having dropped below the 0.1% threshold needed to stick around. Man, Android 2.2 is gone for good. Struggling to deal with this…reflecting back. What times those were, overclocking single-core processors to melt our hands while blacking out everything via cheesy embossed themed ROM for an extra 3 minutes of battery. Good stuff.  (more…)

October’s Android Security Update is Rolling Out (Updated: Nexus 6 Nougat!)

Google is pushing out October’s Android security update (at least we’re assuming that’s what this is; Edit: Yep, it is!) to Nexus devices today and has done so by already publishing both factory image and OTA .zip files. This is the second security patch for Nougat and that means new Android 7.0 builds for a few devices. The security bulletin should be up soon as well (Edit: It is!).  (more…)

Android Distribution Updated for September 2016 – Still More Kit Kat Than Marshmallow

The latest Android OS distribution numbers have been made available from Google, and to absolutely no one’s surprise, Marshmallow has not grown by leaps or bounds. As of September, 2016, Marshmallow sits at 18.7 percent, up from last month’s 15.2 percent.

For those wondering about Android 7.0 “Nougat,” given the public release has happened, it hasn’t quite hit the chart yet. Expect to see it make its first appearance next month.  (more…)

Android Distribution Updated for August 2016 – Marshmallow Now Over 15%

Google updated the Android distribution numbers while we were headed home from NYC yesterday, and wouldn’t you know it, Marshmallow continues to climb. Up from last month’s 13.3%, Android 6.0 now sits at 15.2%, a huge increase of over 1%. That might not sound big, but when we’re talking about millions and millions of Android devices, it’s quite significant.  (more…)