Google Android Nougat now running on 1.2 percent devices

Android Nougat reaches 1.2 percent devices, with 0.9 percent on Android 7.0 and 0.3 on Nougat 7.1 version

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Highlights

    • Android Nougat running on 1.2 percent devices.
    • Android 7.0 running on 0.9 percent devices, 0.3 percent on Nougat 7.1 version.
    • Android Lollipop the most popular OS.

Google’s Android Nougat was officially released in August last year. Now, the seventh major version of the Android OS has reached 1.2 percent of the devices. The statistics are indicated on Google’s Android distribution platform chart. As per the data, Android 7.0 is running on 0.9 percent devices while 0.3 devices are running on Android 7.1.

Android 7.0 Nougat’s final form officially landed for the Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 9, Pixel tablet, Nexus player and General Mobile 4G. The Android Nougat 7.1 upgrade, however, arrived less than four months after the first Nougat release. Since last month, Nougat has seen a significant 0.5 percent increase. Android Lollipop devices dropped down from 33.4 percent in January to 32.9 percent this month, but the OS still remains hits the highest scores on the chart. The devices running on Marshmallow 6.0 reached 30.7 percent, with KitKat next in line, running on 21.9 percent devices. According to the chart, Jelly Bean reached 11.3 percent, while Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread are running only on 1.0 percent of the devices.

As the companies are rolling out only the beta build version of the latest Android OS, we can expect the final release of Android Nougat to reach a wide range of smartphones in the next few months. Android 7.1 Nougat features new app shortcuts, a reworked camera app, new emojis, support tab and more. The Nougat 7.1 version was announced in September last year, and LG’s flagship V20 was the first device to come with the latest Android OS. Samsung, however, took more than four months to roll out Android Nougat to its devices. The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge had recently received the latest update on January 12 in India.