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The dashboard shows global distribution, and I wonder if there's a way to find out the difference in Gingerbread distribution between say, India and Europe.

  • @9re, is there a requirement on what you can trust or from where you would disregard the statistics? There can be sites which might be having those statistics but with a questionable or absence of a method used to gather those statistics. Do we have an understanding that background of the site or the method used for statistics is not relevant? – Firelord Jan 20 '16 at 9:09
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    @Firelord I think as long as the research process is somewhat explained, then it's okay. – Andrew T. Jan 20 '16 at 9:48
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Not for those "ancient versions", but for Android 4.0+ you can find some stats in Christina's Blog. Giving the example matching closest to your question:

Android versions globally

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I answered a similar question some time ago. The best source I could find was this site, which bases its statistics on Internet traffic generated on the domain .mobi, managed by the domain registry Afilias, by mobile devices. The site gives access to statistics on the web usage by different OS versions (not only Android) by country. With the free access it is possible to select the country to look up, but with paid plans there are a lot of filters available to refine the queries. The process of comparing data can be lengthy, though, as you must look up country by country, there is no general overview.

Also note that: the statistics cannot be precise, as they are bounded to accesses on that particular domain name, but I think they can serve well for an overview.

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StatCounter have stats by region, showing for example, India's most popular is 6.0 Marshmallow compared with 7.0 Nougat in Europe.

India:

Marshmallow leads at 35%

Europe:

Nougat leads at 33%

To get an idea how these might compare with the dashboard, have a look at their worldwide stats.

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This statistic I found from statista.com where you wil find different distribution of Android operating systems used by Android phone owners in October 2015.

Android usage Globally till October 2015

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    The question specifically asks for region-wise statistics. I don't see regions in that image. – Firelord Jan 20 '16 at 12:40
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    That is not what the OP or the bounty provider asked for. You have given statistics by Android version, whereas statistics by global distribution was asked for. – Tamoghna Chowdhury Jan 20 '16 at 12:40
  • I'll be removing the part about payment since it doesn't help anyone for sharing information freely. – Tamoghna Chowdhury Jan 20 '16 at 12:41

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