What is the most recent android version

Android is the most used operating system on the planet. In fact, it’s almost omnipresent in the mobile ecosystem. Even the Android versions, like Nougat, Marshmallow, Lollipop, etc. have been able to build their individual fan following.

Google is very punctual in releasing the market share of these Android versions on a monthly basis. This data gets uploaded to their developer portal and gives us a rough estimate of the most popular Android versions for the month. It helps the developers prioritize their resources for widely used Android versions, rather than wasting them on near out-of-date Android versions.

what is the most recent android version

To get the 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 July.

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Nougat losing its hold (latest)

After a steep rise and holding its position, we are, at last, seeing a significant drop in Nougat Android platform share. The Android 7 has dropped down by 1.5 percent within a single month. Nougat is not the only one; Marshmallow, Lollipop, KitKat and Jelly Bean, all have lost a little amount of Android platform share.

There is no stopping for Android 8 Oreo now. From July, Oreo has jumped 7.1 percent, giving it a whopping 19.2 percent share in the Android usage share.

Android Name Android Version Usage Share
Nougat 7.0, 7.1 29.3%↓
Marshmallow 6.0 21.6%↓
Lollipop 5.0, 5.1 18.3%↓
Oreo 8.0, 8.1 19.2%↑
KitKat 4.4 7.8%↓
Jelly Bean 4.1.x, 4.2.x, 4.3.x 3.2%↓
Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3, 4.0.4 0.3%
Gingerbread 2.3.3 to 2.3.7 0.3%

Gingerbread takes us by surprise

Gingerbread has managed to survive another month. Last month, we got afraid for Android Gingerbread since it touched down to 0.2%. But the legendary version has reclaimed its May position with 0.3% of Android platform share. As for others, Oreo is still growing with now 14.6% market share. Nouget seems to have called it a month and others are following out the same trend as before.

In the upcoming months, we might see Android Pie, the latest Android version from Google, on the distribution list. As of now, one can assume it is on the 0.1% mark since Google exclude versions from this list who have less than 0.1% distribution.

Android Name Android Version Usage Share
Nougat 7.0, 7.1 30.8%
Marshmallow 6.0 22.7%↓
Lollipop 5.0, 5.1 19.2%↓
Oreo 8.0, 8.1 14.6%↑
KitKat 4.4 8.6%↓
Jelly Bean 4.1.x, 4.2.x, 4.3.x 3.5%↓
Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3, 4.0.4 0.3%↓
Gingerbread 2.3.3 to 2.3.7 0.3%↑

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