Goodbye to Froyo, so is the share of Android in January 2017

The status of Android in the current market is a disaster. What is certain is that each time you get a new Android version we hope to months until finally this version is available on thousands of Android device.

What is certain is that despite this the share of Android usually does not vary much month-to-month but this year 2017 the share of Android itself starts the year with an interesting novelty and good for all. Android Froyo 2.2 has disappeared from the list, and already has less than 0.1% market share which means that devices with this prehistoric version of Android have no relevance in the market.


Android Froyo, do not miss you but you have been very important

What is certain is that to this day use Android Froyo or having to use a previous version of Android 6.0 Marshmallow is a real drag but we are also not going to forget that this version of Android, 2.2, was one of the most important for all the community Android.

Now, up to applications such as WhatsApp or Telegram have removed the support for old versions of Android and that will help people to renew their old mobile. What is certain is that it is rare to see a device that does not have Android 4.1 or higher but this happens in the west, in other regions it is not as rare as it seems.

Android 7.1 Nougat, only 0.2% of terminals

The sad thing about the news is that Android 7.1 Nougat is available only in a shy 0.2% terminals to be the Google Pixel and some Nexus the only ones who have Android 7.1 Nougat. We hope that in February or march of 2017 this figure will change to more than 1 or 2% with the arrival of Android 7.1.1 Nougat to the Galaxy S7, LG G5, and some more terminals that have been sold as churros.

Nougat has a total of 0.7% of mobile phones with this version and it is a figure very sad that Lollipop follows with 33.4% as the version of Android is most used, followed by Marshmallow that already has a figure of 29.6%, a figure that would be good to be seen in 2015 and not in 2017, more than a year after its release. The next one to disappear will be Gingerbread but it’s not likely to do so in 2017.

Source | Android Developers