Android Nougat Is The Most Used Android OS Version
technology

Android Nougat Is The Most Used OS Version On Android Devices

Android Oreo 8.0 is available only to 1.1 percent of the users

Android Nougat Is The Most Used OS Version On Android Devices

Google has announced that its Android Nougat ( 7.0 & 7.1 ) has become the most used version of the OS among Android users. The Android version was launched over a year and a half ago by the company. By occupying 28.5 percent of the Android users, Nougat is the most used Android version. Google shared the details overall the Android version being used by the users across the globe on its developer portal on Monday.

The Android 6.0, Marshmallow grabs the second spot as the most used Android version as 28.1 percent of Android users still using it. On the other hand, the latest Android 8.0 Oreo stands behind in the list holding the sixth position with a total count of 1.1 percent users. However, the version shows an increment of .2 percent from the last noted by the company back in October 2017. Talking about the older version of Androids, Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich are still used by 0.3 percent and 0.4 Percent of the users respectively.

This is nothing new for Google, as it encounters fragmentation issues with every of its latest update. Releasing an update for every Android device supporting the latest Android version is tedious for Google. The Android devices are being offered by the number of manufacturers and vendors, this made a huge problem for Google to release an update for all at once. Google’s situation will look worse if you compare to how is Apple doing with its updates. Apple’s iOS 10 which released at the same time with Nougat is being used by 28 percent of the iOS users. But, the latest iOS 11 runs on the 65 percent of the iOS devices.

However, there is no doubt that Apple holds the benefit of owning the hardware as well as its OS releases. This makes it simple for the iPhone maker to upgrade most of the iOS devices with the latest OS version in a very short time.

Tanya (Editor In Chief)
Written By

She is a content marketer and has more than five years of experience in IoT, blockchain, Web, and mobile development. In all these years, she closely followed the app development, and now she writes about the existing and the upcoming mobile app technologies. Her essence is more like a ballet dancer.

Top Companies

InMobi
Singapore
Dot Com Infoway
New York, USA
M&C Saatchi Mobile
New York City, USA
Techmagnate
New Delhi, India
Fetch
London, UK
View full report

Latest Articles

Join our global community 135K Followers
technology

Report: Google Might Buy Lytro For A Whopping $40 Million

4 min read  

To every Google enthusiast and to those who are extremely interested in the light-field technology, to the ones who follow the technological giant like anything else and to those who hold affection to photography, the news is a joy to behold. If reports are to be believed, Google may soon acquire Ly

technology

Open Digital Summit San Francisco 2018: Everything You Need To Know

4 min read  

It's time to move beyond mobile and unleash the power of connected experiences with the annual event at Open Digital Summit by the Incite Group. Earlier known as the Open Mobile Summit, this year a new approach has been taken by the organization because mobile-first thinking is over as the user

technology

Google Lens Arrives For All Android Devices In Google Photos

4 min read  

Google finally announces to launch the Google Lens support for all the android devices. The feature triggers the visual search assistance in the Google photos that recognizes the things and business cards in the images. The feature was launched by the search giant last year, however, it was restrict

technology

Google Maps Adds 'Where Is Waldo' Mini Game For A Week

4 min read  

Google is again bringing fictional characters to the mapping service for its users. So, while using the Google Maps a boy with red and white striped hat pops up, don't worry it is Google’s April fool day campaign. The company has integrated, Where is Waldo? game to the Google Maps and aski