Android Nougat reached 0.3 percent of the stock, while Lollipop continued at 34
Meanwhile, Android Marshmallow is currently running on about 24 percent of smartphones
Android 7.0 Nougat, the latest interaction with Google’s mobile operating system, reached 0.3 percent market share on mobile devices. Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones are the main reasons for Nougat’s market share growth. The ‘Made by Google’ devices have already surpassed the Nexus 6P in terms of adoption, the company’s previous flagship, which can also be upgraded to Android Nougat. The latest flavors of Android are currently available on Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X and Pixel C tablets. LG and Huawei have also announced their latest flagships, the V20 and Mate 9, which run on Android 7.0 Nougat.
Android fragmentation is the biggest problem with Google’s mobile operating system. There are still about three generations of devices running the old mobile operating system. The latest figures show that Android 4.4 KitKat still runs on about 25.2 percent of devices, compared to 24 percent of last year’s Marshmallow. Android Lollipop has the largest market share of all Android flavors and runs on more than 34 percent of devices.
Google has recently taken steps to address the update cycle and fragmentation of Android. The company plans to bypass OEM and carriers using the Android extension. It also recommends using the USB Power Delivery Standard and not the Proprietary Standard.
Motorola has announced Android Nougat updates for the Moto Z and Moto G4 series, and as Samsung prepares the Nougat update for its Galaxy S7 flagship, Nougat’s market share will grow further.