Android operating system share worldwide by OS version from 2013 to 2018*

Android OS platform version market share 2013-2018 The statistic shows the distribution of Android platform versions used by Android smartphone owners from 2013 to 2018. In September 2018, 13.4 percent of Android mobile devices used Oreo 8.0.
Google Android versions - additional information

Since the first quarter of 2011, Google’s mobile operating system, Android, has steadily increased its share of the global smartphone OS market. As of the second quarter of 2017, Android leads the global market with an 87.9 percent market share, while Apple’s iOS is second. Android is also the most often used operating system for tablet computers worldwide, with a 66 percent share of the global market in 2016.

One of the reasons for the success of Google’s OS is the constant improvement of its many versions, with every new one offering more advanced features, faster access to the internet or increasingly better video and audio. The first commercial version, named simply Android 1.0, was released in September 2008, followed by the Android 1.1 update, released in February 2009. In April of the same year, Google launched the confectionery-themed collection, where every new version of its mobile operating system is named after a dessert. The first of these new versions was called Cupcake and displayed many new features, such as the ability to copy and paste text in web browsers and the ability to upload videos to video-sharing website YouTube. The following Android versions released by Google in alphabetical order were called Donut (September 2009), Éclair (October 2009), Froyo (May 2010), Gingerbread (December 2010), Honeycomb (February 2011), Ice Cream Sandwich (October 2011), Jelly Bean (June 2012), KitKat (September 2013) and Lollipop (June 2014).

Another reason for the Android’s popularity is its strong collaboration with mobile device manufacturers, while its main global competitor, Apple’s iOS, is limited to operating only on Apple devices, such as the iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch. As of 2016, an estimated 85 percent of new smartphones were Android-operated devices.
Show more
Loading statistic...
Android platform versionMarshmallow (6.0)Nougat 7.0Nougat 7.1Lollipop 5.0Lollipop 5.1KitKat
(4.4)
Jelly Bean 4.1.xJelly Bean 4.2.xJelly Bean 4.3Gingerbread
(2.3.3 - 2.3.7)
Ice Cream Sandwich
(4.0.3 - 4.0.4)
Oreo 8.0Oreo 8.1Froyo (2.2)Honeycomb
(3.2)
Lollipop
2013------48.6%--28.5%20.6%--2.2%0.1%-
1H '14-----13.6%29%19.1%10.3%14.9%12.3%--0.8%--
2H '14-----24.5%25.1%20.7%8%11.4%9.6%--0.7%--
1H '15-----39.7%18.4%19.8%6.3%7.4%6.4%--0.4%-1.6%
2H '15---15.6%7.9%38.9%11.4%14.5%4.3%3.8%3.4%--0.2%--
1H '167.5%--16.2%19.4%32.5%7.2%10%2.9%2.2%2%--0.1%--
2H '1618.7%--13.1%21.9%27.7%5.6%7.7%2.3%1.5%1.4%--0.1%--
1H '1731.2%6.6%0.5%8.7%23.3%18.8%3.2%4.6%1.3%1%0.8%-----
2H '1732.2%14.2%1.6%7.1%21.7%15.1%2.4%3.5%1%0.6%0.6%-----
1H '1825.5%22.9%8.2%4.8%17.6%10.3%1.5%2.2%0.6%0.3%0.4%4.9%0.8%---
2H '1821.6%19%10.3%3.6%14.7%7.8%1.1%1.6%0.5%0.3%0.3%13.4%5.8%---
Android platform versionMarshmallow (6.0)Nougat 7.0Nougat 7.1Lollipop 5.0Lollipop 5.1KitKat
(4.4)
Jelly Bean 4.1.xJelly Bean 4.2.xJelly Bean 4.3Gingerbread
(2.3.3 - 2.3.7)
Ice Cream Sandwich
(4.0.3 - 4.0.4)
Oreo 8.0Oreo 8.1Froyo (2.2)Honeycomb
(3.2)
Lollipop
2013------48.6%--28.5%20.6%--2.2%0.1%-
1H '14-----13.6%29%19.1%10.3%14.9%12.3%--0.8%--
2H '14-----24.5%25.1%20.7%8%11.4%9.6%--0.7%--
1H '15-----39.7%18.4%19.8%6.3%7.4%6.4%--0.4%-1.6%
2H '15---15.6%7.9%38.9%11.4%14.5%4.3%3.8%3.4%--0.2%--
1H '167.5%--16.2%19.4%32.5%7.2%10%2.9%2.2%2%--0.1%--
2H '1618.7%--13.1%21.9%27.7%5.6%7.7%2.3%1.5%1.4%--0.1%--
1H '1731.2%6.6%0.5%8.7%23.3%18.8%3.2%4.6%1.3%1%0.8%-----
2H '1732.2%14.2%1.6%7.1%21.7%15.1%2.4%3.5%1%0.6%0.6%-----
1H '1825.5%22.9%8.2%4.8%17.6%10.3%1.5%2.2%0.6%0.3%0.4%4.9%0.8%---
2H '1821.6%19%10.3%3.6%14.7%7.8%1.1%1.6%0.5%0.3%0.3%13.4%5.8%---
Download Settings Share
Chart type
Datalabels
Share on Social Media
HTML code to embed chart as PNG (FAQ)
Download started
Please be patient - this may take a moment
Description Source More information
The statistic shows the distribution of Android platform versions used by Android smartphone owners from 2013 to 2018. In September 2018, 13.4 percent of Android mobile devices used Oreo 8.0.
Google Android versions - additional information

Since the first quarter of 2011, Google’s mobile operating system, Android, has steadily increased its share of the global smartphone OS market. As of the second quarter of 2017, Android leads the global market with an 87.9 percent market share, while Apple’s iOS is second. Android is also the most often used operating system for tablet computers worldwide, with a 66 percent share of the global market in 2016.

One of the reasons for the success of Google’s OS is the constant improvement of its many versions, with every new one offering more advanced features, faster access to the internet or increasingly better video and audio. The first commercial version, named simply Android 1.0, was released in September 2008, followed by the Android 1.1 update, released in February 2009. In April of the same year, Google launched the confectionery-themed collection, where every new version of its mobile operating system is named after a dessert. The first of these new versions was called Cupcake and displayed many new features, such as the ability to copy and paste text in web browsers and the ability to upload videos to video-sharing website YouTube. The following Android versions released by Google in alphabetical order were called Donut (September 2009), Éclair (October 2009), Froyo (May 2010), Gingerbread (December 2010), Honeycomb (February 2011), Ice Cream Sandwich (October 2011), Jelly Bean (June 2012), KitKat (September 2013) and Lollipop (June 2014).

Another reason for the Android’s popularity is its strong collaboration with mobile device manufacturers, while its main global competitor, Apple’s iOS, is limited to operating only on Apple devices, such as the iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch. As of 2016, an estimated 85 percent of new smartphones were Android-operated devices.
Show more
Release date
October 2018
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
2013 to 2018
Supplementary notes
* 1H '14 - June 4, 2014; 2H '14 - October 8th, 2014; 1H '15 - February 2nd, 2015; 2H '15; 2H '15 - October 19th, 2015; 1H '16 - May 2nd, 2016; 2H '16 - September 5th, 2016; 1H '17 - May 2, 2017; 2H '17 - September 11, 2017; 1H '18 - May 7th, 2018; 2H '18 - September 28th, 2018

More information

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $588 / Year

Basic Account

Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.

Register for free

Premium Account

Your perfect start with Statista

  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references

$49 / Month *

Corporate Account

Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

Send request

* All products require an annual contract.
   Prices do not include sales tax
   (New York residents only).
Leading companies trust Statista:
paypalgoogleadobepgsamsungtelekom

Related Studies: Available to Download in PDF or PPTX Format

Operating systems
Operating systems

All Information
in one Presentation

Operating systems

Everything On "Operating systems" in One Document: Edited and Divided into Handy Chapters. Including Detailed References.

Statista has been my savior on several occasions. The site is easy to maneuver and the data is in a format that can go right into a report or presentation.
Marlene Greenfield

Marlene Greenfield
Vice President, Hearst Magazines

Statistics on "Android"

  • Mobile OS overview
  • Android mobile devices
The most important statistics
  • Android tablets
  • Android apps
Need help with using Statista for your research? Tutorials and first steps

Further Content: Statistics, Studies, and Topic Pages

Statistics on the topic

Topics

About Statista

Learn more about how Statista can support your business.

Request webinar
Do you have any questions about our business solutions?

We provide you with detailed information about our Corporate Account.

News
News