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Android Version Share : 2015’s Marshmallow extends lead, Nougat crossed 10%

The Android Version Share numbers are out for the month of June. Marshmallow has continued its stay at the top with 31.8%, up from 31.2% and continues to be the leader of the pack. Lollipop, from 2014, is still at 30.1%, down from 30.8%. Nougat is now at 10.5%, up from 9.5%. Its a real shame that with Android 7 Nougat released in 2016 is yet to cross 10%. On the other hand Apple’s iOS 10 released in 2016 is on 86% of devices. It is depressing to see a three year old version having close to a third of market share. What’s even worse is that Lollipop share did not decline much this month and held above 30%. KitKat dropped market share slightly to 17.1% from 18.1%. JellyBean increased market share (for some weird reason) and is now at 8.1%, down from 8.8%. Nougat will not have decent share till late 2017 and version 5 and 6 will continue to have large share well into 2017.

Here is the new chart compared with previous chart


Display size distribution share

The ‘normal’ sized hdpi resolution display (3″-5″ 240dpi) market share decreased from 33.5% to 32.5%. Normal sized xhdpi displays increased to 35.1%, up from 34.8%. MDPI also managed increased marketshare. HDPI and XHDPI resolution displays now hold 70%+ marketshare. The increase in higher resolution and large display share shows that users are more interested in devices with bigger display size and also prefer higher resolution.



Reference set of six generalized densities:

  • ldpi (low) ~120dpi
  • mdpi (medium) ~160dpi
  • hdpi (high) ~240dpi
  • xhdpi (extra-high) ~320dpi
  • xxhdpi (extra-extra-high) ~480dpi
  • xxxhdpi (extra-extra-extra-high) ~640dpi

The generalized sizes and densities are arranged around a baseline configuration that is a normal size and mdpi (medium) density. This baseline is based upon the screen configuration for the first Android-powered device, the T-Mobile G1, which has an HVGA screen (until Android 1.6, this was the only screen configuration that Android supported).


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