The latest Android distribution numbers are here, as they are in the first week of every new month. And once again, some will call them a huge disappointment for Android. Based on the devices that visited the Google Play Store for seven days ended March 6th, Android 7.0 and Android 7.1 combined to appear on only 2.8% of all Android powered models. Those are the latest two builds of Android that are available. But looking at the month-to-month numbers, that is a huge 133% increase from the 1.2% rockin’ Nougat in February.
Android 5.0 and Android 5.1 are the versions of the open source OS found the most on active devices. Together, 32.5% of Android phones and tablets have Lollipop installed, off a tad from the 32.9% tallied last month. That is followed by the 31.3% of Android devices with Marshmallow 6.0 running the show. In February, that build had a 30.7% share.
Android 4.4 KitKat remains fairly popular with 20.8% of the Android OS pie. Jelly Bean comes next with 10.8%, followed by Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread, both still on 1% of Android devices.
Over the next few months, we should see Android 7.0 and Android 7.1 pick up more share as new flagships start to get released with the build pre-installed on these new models out of the box.
source: AndroidDevelopers via Droid-Life