Late yesterday, Google released the latest Android Distribution Report and it is one of the more positive reports in a while. While Android Oreo did not make its debut in the report, Android Nougat gained 2.3% in overall install base for this month’s report and was the only version of Android that saw gains.
The distribution report looked at devices coming to the Google Play Store for the 7-day period ending September 11, 2017. For that time, Android Nougat was seen on 15.8% of devices, an increase of 2.3% over the August report. That makes Nougat third most installed of Android flavors, behind Marshmallow (32.2%) and Lollipop (28.8%). Nougat jumped ahead of the long loved KitKat version which now sits at 15.1%. Jelly Bean continues to hang on at 6.9% while Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread continue to fall, both down to just .6% of devices.