At the I / O 2019, after a half year break, numbers have been released again for distributing the various Android versions of Google. According to the published in the fall of 2018 Android 9.0 Pie now runs on over 10 percent of all covered by Google Android smartphones and tablets with Play Store access.
More specifically, it is 10.4 percent, and it can not be understood in which months the operating system has the strongest growth. Google last published Android distribution numbers at the end of October 2018, and then tacitly stopped doing so. Demands on the current situation were not answered by Google. Only now for Google I / O 2019 are current numbers again.
Strongest force ahead of Android Pie is Android Oreo with a total of 28.3 percent, with a trend towards the subversion 8.1 is observed, which has recently overtaken the subversion 8.0 with 15.4 percent. This had reached its last recorded peak in October 2018 with 14 percent, figures for November 2018 to April 2019 missing.
KitKat is the oldest still relevant version
Android Nougat lands with 19.2 percent market share just in third place ahead of Android Marshmallow with 16.9 percent. Both variants have had to feather over the last few months and have given their percentage points to the current versions Pie and Oreo. This also applies to Android Lollipop with sub-versions 5.0 and 5.1, which has lost 3.4 percentage points over the last half-year. The last still relatively relevant older Android version is the 2013 published KitKat, which is still installed on 6.9 percent of all detected Android devices.
Even older Android versions such as Jelly Bean, Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread, however, play no significant role more. All in all, they only have a market share of 3.8 percent. Nevertheless, a curious development can be observed here. Gingerbread 2.3.3 to 2.3.7 and Jelly Bean 4.1.x and 4.3 have each again gained 0.1 percentage points over the past six months.
For the collection of numbers Google evaluates access to the Play Store. For the current survey, the week until 7 May forms the basis. Versions with less than 0.1 percent market share are not included in the statistics.