Google has just released the latest detailed statistics regarding the operating system’s version distribution, Android’s Platform Distribution chart, for the month of September and it’s no real surprise to see that Android 7.0 Nougat isn’t quite on the listing yet. These numbers represent data taken over the past month, so Nougat still isn’t represented on the charts. Android only counts versions equal to or exceeding .1 percent of the ecosystem. Android Marshmallow adoption has soared to 18.7%, up from 15.2% in August.
Lollipop 5.0 and 5.1 reached 35%, down 0.5% from 35.5% in August. Lollipop 5.0 actually lost a full point, from last month’s 14.1%, while Lollipop 5.1 rose 0.5%, but didn’t help the overall decline of Android Lollipop.
Next in line is Kit Kat which now reaches 27.7%, down 1.5% from the distribution numbers presented last month. Jelly Bean 4.1.x, 4.2.x and 4.3 all dropped 1.1 points together, reaching a collective share of 15.6%. Ice Cream Sandwich fell .2%, the same as Gingerbread. And, as usual in the past few months, Froyo is stuck at 0.1% of the market.
Google is also releasing data about how screen sizes are distributed throughout devices. They’re reporting that “normal” size screens constitute nearly 90 percent of the market, which just goes to show that their designation is accurate. “Large” screens of the phablet variety make up 7.4 percent of the market, and tablet-sized “Xlarge” screens constitute 3.9 percent. The latest OpenGL version distribution numbers, on the other hand, saw OpenGL 2.0 at 44.9 percent, and OpenGL version 3.0 steadily rising to 42.3 percent.