Most Popular Android Versions In May 2019 (Always Updated List)

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Android is the most used operating system on the world. Truth be told, it’s practically ubiquitous in the portable biological system. Indeed, even former Android variants like Nougat, Marshmallow, Lollipop, and so on have had the option to fabricate their individual fan following.

In the mean time, Google is extremely prompt in discharging the piece of the overall industry of these Android forms on a month to month premise. This information gets transferred to their engineer entry and gives us an unpleasant gauge of the most prominent Android renditions for the month. It enables the engineers to organize their assets for generally utilized Android renditions, as opposed to squandering them on close outdated Android versions.

To get an expected estimations of Android use share, Google watches out for dynamic Android forms each month. Here are the most well known Android forms of October.

Most Popular Android Version May 2019

All hail Android Pie! Perfectly healthy

After a long stop of a half year, Google has at last included the new Android appropriation figures. Also, similarly as we expected, Android Pie is here. The most recent Android rendition has over 10.2% utilization share. No big surprise monitoring which gadgets have gotten Android Pie is getting depleting.

Other than the amateur, other Android adaptations are following similar patterns; nonetheless, the figure hops are very greater allowed the half year hole. Android Oreo has at long last deposed Android Nougat, turning into the most famous Android adaptation. In the interim, Gingerbread and Jellybean are running neck to neck.

Android NameAndroid VersionUsage Share
Pie910.4%
Nougat7.0, 7.119.2%↓
Marshmallow6.016.9%↓
Lollipop5.0, 5.114.5%↓
Oreo8.0, 8.128.3%↑
KitKat4.46.9%↓
Jelly Bean4.1.x, 4.2.x, 4.3.x3.2%↑
Ice Cream Sandwich4.0.3, 4.0.40.3%
Gingerbread2.3.3 to 2.3.70.3%↑

Most Popular Android Version October 2018

Gingerbread Marching Towards Its Impending Doom

For more than two months, Gingerbread attempted to hold its place, however it couldn’t hold any more. The veteran Android rendition has dropped to 0.2% from the past Android portion of 0.3%.

For other people, the pattern continues as before. As far back as Android Oreo began ascending at a widespread pace, others are apparently dropping each month. An eminent change is that Android Jellybean has dropped down to 3%. By one way or another the Android Ice Cream Sandwich has figured out how to remain on 0.3% for over a quarter of a year.

Android NameAndroid VersionUsage Share
Nougat7.0, 7.128.2%↓
Marshmallow6.021.3%↓
Lollipop5.0, 5.117.9%↓
Oreo8.0, 8.121.5%↑
KitKat4.47.6%↓
Jelly Bean4.1.x, 4.2.x, 4.3.x3%↓
Ice Cream Sandwich4.0.3, 4.0.40.3%
Gingerbread2.3.3 to 2.3.70.2%↓

Most Popular Android Version September 2018

Nougat is losing its hold (most recent)

After a lofty ascent and holding its position, we are, finally, seeing a critical drop in Nougat’s Android stage share. The Android 7 has dropped by 1.5 percent in a solitary month. Nougat isn’t the one and only one; Marshmallow, Lollipop, KitKat and Jelly Bean, all have lost a modest quantity of Android stage share.

There is no halting the Android 8 Oreo now. Since July, Oreo has hopped 7.1 percent, giving it an incredible 19.2 percent share in the Android utilization share.

Android NameAndroid VersionUsage Share
Nougat7.0, 7.129.3%↓
Marshmallow6.021.6%↓
Lollipop5.0, 5.118.3%↓
Oreo8.0, 8.119.2%↑
KitKat4.47.8%↓
Jelly Bean4.1.x, 4.2.x, 4.3.x3.2%↓
Ice Cream Sandwich4.0.3, 4.0.40.3%
Gingerbread2.3.3 to 2.3.70.3%

Gingerbread overwhelms us

Gingerbread has figured out how to endure one more month. A month ago, we got apprehensive for Android Gingerbread since it contacted down to 0.2%. However, the amazing form has recovered its May position with 0.3% Android stage share. For other people, Oreo is as yet developing with now 14.6% piece of the overall industry. Nougat appears to have considered it a month and others are following a similar pattern as in the past.

In the up and coming months, we may see Android Pie, the most recent Android variant from Google, on the dispersion list. Starting at now, one can expect it is on the 0.1% imprint since Google avoids forms from this rundown who have under 0.1% circulation.

Android NameAndroid VersionUsage Share
Nougat7.0, 7.130.8%
Marshmallow6.022.7%↓
Lollipop5.0, 5.119.2%↓
Oreo8.0, 8.114.6%↑
KitKat4.48.6%↓
Jelly Bean4.1.x, 4.2.x, 4.3.x3.5%↓
Ice Cream Sandwich4.0.3, 4.0.40.3%
Gingerbread2.3.3 to 2.3.70.3%↑

Most Popular Android Version July 2018

Oreo takes up a colossal jump

Where each Android rendition devalued by a couple of percent, Android Oreo is quickly picking up on Nougat with a noteworthy increment of 6.4% just more than two months cross 12% in Android use share. Yet, Nougat is additionally not leaving its ground very soon. The most utilized Android form just dropped 0.3%.

With 0.1 % drops each month, Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread are on the edge of escaping the rundown inside and out.

Android NameAndroid VersionUsage Share
Nougat7.0, 7.130.8%↓
Marshmallow6.023.5%↓
Lollipop5.0, 5.120.4%↓
Oreo8.0, 8.112.1%↑
KitKat4.49.1%↓
Jelly Bean4.1.x, 4.2.x, 4.3.x3.6%↓
Ice Cream Sandwich4.0.3, 4.0.40.3%↓
Gingerbread2.3.3 to 2.3.70.2%↓

Most Popular Android Version May 2018

Nougat has bested Marshmallow

The Android dispersion number during the current month is here and Nougat has turned into the most utilized form of Android working framework. Marshmallow, which used to hold the top spot, is quickly losing its market and has tumbled down to 25.5%.

Oreo, then again, is by all accounts making up for lost time with the pace with nearly 5% gain since it was propelled. In any case, the rest of the Android adaptations keep on losing their offer this month.

Android NameAndroid VersionUsage Share
Nougat7.0, 7.131.1%↑
Marshmallow6.025.5%↓
Lollipop5.0, 5.122.4%↓
KitKat4.410.3%↓
Oreo8.0, 8.15.7%↑
Jelly Bean4.1.x, 4.2.x, 4.3.x4.3%↓
Ice Cream Sandwich4.0.3, 4.0.40.4%↓
Gingerbread2.3.3 to 2.3.70.3%↓

Most Popular Android Version February 2018

At last, Oreo keeps running on 1.1% of Android gadgets.

I am confounded whether it ought to be called achievement or disgrace. In the event that we talk about iOS, practically the majority of the help gadgets get refreshes inside seven days after the arrival of the new form. Be that as it may, we would think about Android decentralized biological system here.

The achievement gathering ought to be given for Android Nougat which is presently the most utilized Android variant. After more than one and a half year of presence, it has figured out how to outperform Marshmallow. In spite of the fact that the edge is little for the present, the distinction will develop in the coming months.

Android NameAndroid VersionUsage Share
Nougat7.0, 7.128.5%↑
Marshmallow6.028.1%↓
Lollipop5.0, 5.124.6%↓
KitKat4.412%↓
Jelly Bean4.1.x, 4.2.x, 4.3.x5%↓
Oreo8.0, 8.11.1%↑
Ice Cream Sandwich4.0.3, 4.0.40.4%↓
Gingerbread2.3.3 to 2.3.70.3%↓

Most Popular Android Version January 2018

Hello Marshmallow, Nougat is desiring you.

Our schedule has turned over for one more year, however there is a little change in the piece of the overall industry for various Android forms, expected for Nougat. Eating lumps off Marshmallow, Lollipop, and KitKat, it has recorded an emotional increment throughout the most recent few months, presently running on around 26.3% of Android devices.

Android’s latest variant Oreo is yet to check a nearness with simply 0.7% utilization share following 5 months since its discharge. Also, with respect to GB and ICS, it’s practically certain that their piece of the pie won’t change until clients begin jettisoning their old Android smartphones.

Android NameAndroid VersionUsage Share
Marshmallow6.028.6%↓
Nougat7.0, 7.126.3%↑
Lollipop5.0, 5.125.1%↓
KitKat4.412.8%↓
Jelly Bean4.1.x, 4.2.x, 4.3.x5.6%↓
Oreo8.0, 8.10.7%↑
Ice Cream Sandwich4.0.3, 4.0.40.5%
Gingerbread2.3.3 to 2.3.70.4%↓

Most Popular Android Version December 2017

Oreo, you have to make up for lost time

Without precedent for months, we can see that no single form has the Android piece of the overall industry crossing 30%. An exemplary increment has been made by Nougat, bouncing around 4% in a solitary month. The freshest treat Android Oreo currently keeps running on 0.5% of the gadgets, still the part of the device of them made by Google. Furthermore, the more seasoned Android young men are always yielding their offer for the beginners.

One month from now, we will almost certainly observe Android 8.1 in the image too. The dispatch of the Android Oreo Go version may enable Oreo to become quicker than Android Nougat.

Android NameAndroid VersionUsage Share
Marshmallow6.029.7%↓
Lollipop5.0, 5.126.3%↓
Nougat7.0, 7.123.3%↑
KitKat4.413.4%↓
Jelly Bean4.1.x, 4.2.x, 4.3.x5.9%↓
Oreo8.00.5%↑
Ice-Cream Sandwich4.0.3, 4.0.40.5%
Gingerbread2.3.3 to 2.3.70.4%↓

Most Popular Android Version November 2017

Nougat getting more grounded nearness

In the long stretch of November, Android 7.0 Nougat which is presently over a year old has increased good Android use offer numbers. The treat has done as such by taking a piece off the Marshmallow, which is as yet the pioneer in the Android people group. Additionally, we see a point ascend in the prominence of Android O which is generally running on Pixel and Nexus devices as it were.

Android NameAndroid VersionUsage Share
Marshmallow6.030.9%↓
Lollipop5.0, 5.127.2%↓
Nougat7.0, 7.120.6%↑
KitKat4.413.6%↓
Jelly Bean4.1.x, 4.2.x, 4.3.x6.2%↓
Ice-Cream Sandwich4.0.3, 4.0.40.5%↓
Gingerbread2.3.3 to 2.3.70.5%↓
Oreo8.00.3%↑

Most Popular Android Version October 2017

At last, we have Oreo in the image.

With a heightening of 2%, a year ago’s Android Nougat remains the third most utilized Android adaptation. There is likewise a little impression of Android Oreo, on account of the Pixel gadgets that were the soonest to get the update. On account of JB and ICS, the figure hasn’t changed, this demonstrates the producers don’t have any designs to refresh these gadgets and they’ll in the end eliminate as their proprietors move up to new devices.

Android NameAndroid VersionUsage Share
Marshmallow6.032%↓
Lollipop5.0, 5.127.7%↓
Nougat7.0, 7.117.8%↑
KitKat4.414.5%↓
Jelly Bean4.1.x, 4.2.x, 4.3.x6.6%↓
Gingerbread2.3.3 to 2.3.70.6%
Ice-Cream Sandwich4.0.3, 4.0.40.6%
Oreo8.00.2%↑

Most Popular Android Version September 2017

It’s still Marshmallow.

With simply 0.1% decrease its use share, Android Marshmallow is as yet the top of the line dessert in Google’s bread shop. A year ago’s chocolaty treat Nougat was simply behind KitKat as far as prominence. Furthermore, for ICS and Gingerbread, we are as yet observing the 0.1% decrease every month.

Presently, we likewise have Android Oreo in the image, discharged in September as it were. In this way, it’s probably going to see some Oreo numbers in one month from now’s Android use share information. Thinking about the patterns throughout the months, on account of Marshmallow, which turns 3 in October, it would at present be the lord.

Android NameAndroid VersionUsage Share
Marshmallow6.032.2%↓
Lollipop5.0, 5.128.8%↓
Nougat7.0, 7.115.8%↓
Kitkat4.415.1%↑
Jelly Bean4.1.x, 4.2.x, 4.3.x6.9%↓
Ice-Cream Sandwich4.0.3, 4.0.40.6%↓
Gingerbread2.3.3 to 2.3.70.6%↓

Most Popular Android Version August 2017

Hail Marshmallow, Nougat as yet making up for lost time

The numbers for August are out and Android Marshmallow is going ahead with an expansion of 0.5% in its offer. As far a Nougat is concerned, the numbers are boosting each month and would achieve a decent figure by September. Android 8.0 is expected for a dispatch this month, incidentally.

The instance of KitKat and Jelly Bean, as unsurprising, a decrease has been seen in their use offer and fame. While ICS and Gingerbread are as yet getting by at 0.7% offer.

Android NameAndroid VersionUsage Share
Marshmallow6.032.3%↑
Lollipop5.0, 5.129.2%↓
Kitkat4.416%↓
Nougat7.0, 7.113.5%↑
Jelly Bean4.1.x, 4.2.x, 4.3.x7.6%↓
Ice-Cream Sandwich4.0.3, 4.0.40.7%
Gingerbread2.3.3 to 2.3.70.7%

Most Popular Android Version July 2017

At last, Nougat crosses 10% utilization offer imprint.

It’s kind of an accomplishment for Android Nougat that following one year of presence the desert has figured out how to locate a good spot in Google’s pastry kitchen. In any case, even at 11.5%, Nougat has a significantly lower share in the 2 billion month to month dynamic devices.

Additionally, there has been an expansion in the quantity of devices running Android Marshmallow. Most likely, producers of these devices woke to acknowledge Marshmallow had arrived.

Android NameAndroid VersionUsage Share
Marshmallow6.031.8%↑
Lollipop5.0, 5.130.1%↓
Kitkat4.417.1%↓
Nougat7.0, 7.111.5%↑
Jelly Bean4.1.x, 4.2.x, 4.3.x8.1%↓
Ice-cream Sandwich4.0.3, 4.0.40.7%↓
Gingerbread2.3.3 to 2.3.70.7%↓

Most Popular Android Version June 2017


The heavyweight title has slipped from the hands of Android Lollipop in the month of June. Now, Android Marshmallow has the highest Android usage share which still remains at 31.2%. It also looks as if other Android bros have sacrificed their share for the struggling Nougat. Hopefully, it might cross 10% before Oreo arrives.

Android NameAndroid VersionUsage Share
Marshmallow6.031.2% ↑
Lollipop5.0, 5.130.8% ↓
Kitkat4.418.1% ↓
Nougat7.0, 7.19.5% ↑
Jelly Bean4.1.x, 4.2.x, 4.3.x8.8% ↓
ICS4.0.3, 4.0.40.8%
Gingerbread2.3.3 to 2.3.70.8% ↓

Most Popular Android Version May 2017

Android Nougat, you’re going excessively moderate

For the period of May, Lollipop can at present be known as the most well known Android adaptation. Its use offer is the equivalent yet the quantity of gadgets running Android 5.1 has expanded in examination. There is likewise a little yet astounding increment on account of Android Gingerbread utilization share, in spite of being more seasoned than ICS.

Android NameAndroid VersionUsage Share
Lollipop5.0, 5.132%
Marshmallow6.031.2%
Kitkat4.418.8%
Jelly Bean4.1.x, 4.2.x, 4.3.x9.1%
Nougat7.0, 7.17.1%
Ginggerbread2.3.3 to 2.3.71%
Ice-Cream Sandwich4.0.3, 4.0.40.8%

Most Popular Android Version April 2017

Google as of late declared the Android O Developer Preview, however its antecedent Nougat still can’t seem to make a noteworthy impression in the Android. Nougat has begun to take little lumps of piece of the pie from different forms. In any case, Lollipop and Marshmallow are delegates of the Android armed force for the long stretch of April.

Android NameAndroid VersionUsage Share
Lollipop5.0, 5.132%
Marshmallow6.031.2%
Kitkat4.420%
Jelly Bean4.1.x, 4.2.x, 4.310.1
Nougat7.0, 7.14.9%
Ice-Cream Sandwich4.0.3 to 4.0.40.9%
Gingerbread2.3.3 to 2.3.70.9%

Most Popular Android Versions March 2017

In March, a decline has been found in the Android utilization portion of Lollipop, Kitkat, and Jelly Bean which has powered the quantities of Nougat, and Marshmallow. All things considered, Android Lollipop is the most utilized rendition.

The reception of Nougat has been moderate, yet numbers may ascend in the coming a very long time as different android smartphone creators, including Motorola and Samsung, have begun pushing updated.

Android NameAndroid VersionUsage Share
Lollipop5.0, 5.132.5%
Marshmallow6.031.3%
Kitkat4.420.8%
Jelly Bean4.1.x, 4.2.x, 4.310.6%
Nougat7.0, 7.12.8%
Ice Cream Sandwich4.0.3 to 4.0.41.0%
Gingerbread2.3.3 to 2.3.71.0%

Most Popular Android Versions February 2017

The use portion of Android Nougat has somewhat expanded since January. Nonetheless, Lollipop still keeps on residual the most utilized Android adaptation.

Android NameAndroid VersionUsage Share
Lollipop5.0, 5.132.9%
Marshmallow6.030.7%
KitKat4.421.9%
Jelly Bean4.1.x, 4.2.x, 4.311.3%
Nougat7.0, 7.11.2%
Ice Cream Sandwich4.0.3, 4.0.41.0%
Gingerbread2.3.3 – 2.3.71.0%

Most Popular Android Versions January 2017

The most recent Android Nougat was discharged in August 2016. It is yet to touch base on numerous Android gadgets and accomplish an extensive use share in contrast with other Android forms. A ton has changed since the last time I expounded on this rundown on Fossbytes. Android Froyo 2.2 – ceased in 2011 – has been expelled from the rundown.

Android NameAndroid VersionUsage Share
Lollipop5.0, 5.133.4%
Marshmallow6.029.6%
KitKat4.422.6%
Jelly Bean4.1.x, 4.2.x, 4.311.6%
Ice Cream Sandwich4.0.3 to 4.0.41.1%
Gingerbread2.3.3 to 2.3.71.0%
Nougat7.0, 7.10.7%

Note: The Android utilization share for different Android renditions have been clubbed by their codename. You can visit Google’s engineer gateway to realize the use share for individual Android versions.

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