New month and as expected, Google is out with Android Distribution numbers. As per the latest numbers, Android Nougat now has 0.1 point growth over last month’s data. It now has 0.4% share in the market. The Marshmallow edition has 26.3% share, which is 2.3 point growth from the last month’s data. Android Lollipop (API 21,22) still rules the chart with 34% share. But this share is 0.1 point less compared to its stand last month. The other numbers can be seen in the chart below:
Android Distribution Chart for Dec 2016
Though the growth in Nougat number is small, it has to be considered that only a handful of devices have received updates of Nougat and with time to come, more devices will receive Nougat updates. With Android v7.1.1 Nougat update already out, many of the makers would be in rush to push the updates to respective devices. Some players like Sony, Samsung, Moto have already informed the devices that will receive the Nougat treat. If you are Sony user- Xperia X, XA, XA Ultra, X Performance, XZ, X Compact, Z5, Z5 Compact, Z5 Premium, Z3+ and Z4 Tablet would receive the update. Rumours also hint that Moto will release Nougat update to G4 and G4 Plus device.