Google says bid adieu to Android 2.2 Froyo
Google Play distribution data and Android users will finally be able to bid adieu to Android 2.2 Froyo.
The data shows, that Froyo has dropped to below the 0.1 percent mark, marking the end of what was the oldest active Android version until last month.
Froyo in December’s data held on for dear life with the version running on 0.1 percent of Android devices. It has now slipped to below that figure, and dropped from Google’s Android distribution data – the company only lists Android versions with 0.1 percent or greater shares. Notably, the data also represents device running the latest Google Play app – which is only compatible with Android 2.2 and higher versions.
Google’s latest version, Android Nougat, is ever so slowly increasing. Last month, Android 7.0 Nougat was listed as running on 0.4 percent active Android devices. Google has now split Android 7.0 and 7.1 up in the January data, both combined make up 0.7 percent of active devices.
Google reported that Marshmallow has a total share of 29.6 percent of Android devices compared to the 26.3 percent reported in December – an increase in 3.3 percent.
Meanwhile, Android 5.0 and 5.1 Lollipop combined have a total share of 33.4 percent of active Android devices, which is lower compared to last month when it was at 34 percent. The data further shows that Android KitKat now runs on 22.6 percent of devices compared to 24 percent last month – a decrease of 1.4 percent.