Android 7.0 Nougat Officially Becomes the Most Used Android Version

Android has come a long way since its inception in 2008 to become the top smartphone operating system. From Android 1.0 to the latest Android 8.0 Oreo, Android 7.0 Nougat is the most used version of Android, according to a new report on Google’s developer portal today. According to the report, the two versions of Nougat (7.0 and 7.1) run almost on 28.5 percent of all devices.

The recent Nougat score beats the previous record of Android 6.0 Marshmallow launched in 2015, around 28.1 percent. Though the new Android 8.0 Oreo runs only on 1.1 percent of all devices, it still has improved over the 0.2 percent it had on October 2 last year. Going on the record, we are sure it will break Nougat’s record and become the most used Android version.

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Android’s open source may be a win, but its largest problem is its fragmentation of software updates. Usually, many users still like to keep the Android version bundled with the device because of glitches and performance problems. But many do go for the newer update for new features, even if it means less internal storage for them. Android Nougat update is over a year and a half old, and this finding points out the issue.

If we compare it to its rival, Apple’s iOS, there is almost the same percentage of users ( 28 percent) using the two-year-old iOS 10. Still, it’s overshadowed by the 65 percent of users using the latest operating system version, iOS 11. Though closed-sourced, Apple users seem to have no problem using the newest version of the OS, which emphasizes how much Android has to achieve in comparison with iOS.

About Mrinmoy Choudhury

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