Android and iOS October Stats

Every month, Android and Apple post their statistics about the percentage of devices running their OS. We summarize and share the monthly data with you, so let’s get started on October’s stats!


Last month, we saw that Lollipop 5.1 and Marshmallow 6.0 gained users. This trend is still confirmed in November. Indeed, Lollipop 5.1 gained almost 1% of users and Marshmallow has seen explosive growth with a 5.3% user increase.

We were very curious to see October’s data after Android launched their new OS, Nougat 7.0. Nougat isn’t currently installed on many mobile devices. As we can see from the data, only 0.3% of Android users use Nougat 7.0.

Regarding the previous Android OS, there were no surprises. As we’ve seen over the last couple of months, usage for all OS below 5.x is in decline.

Even the crowd favorite, KitKat, is in decline. It still keeps its first place status with 25.2% of users, but has lost 2.5% over the past month.

If we consider the latest data, we can predict that next month Marshmallow will continue to grow.

Nougat 7.0 will be accessible on a wider selection of devices and should also gain more users, especially as consumers receive their Pixel phones and continue to upgrade OS.


Regarding Apple and iOS, the launch of the iPhone 7 and iOS 10 have had a big impact on October’s data. Recall that last month iOS 9 was most used, followed by iOS 8.

Now, iOS 8 is included in the “Earlier Version” section and we can find the new iOS 10 leading with 60% of users. iOS 9 lost a lot of users (almost 50%) from user upgrades.

iOS 10 is available on iPhones 6/6S and 6+/6S+ through an update. Of course, it comes directly installed on iPhone 7/7+. Check our post about the iPhone 7 here to get more info on all its features!