Before the release of Android O, Android Nougat reached 13.5 percent market share
Android 7.0 Nougat is used by 12.3 percent of active users and 1.2 percent of users are running the latest Android 7.1 version. Google is expected to roll out Android and updates for the Pixel and Nexus devices this month.
The market share of Android Nougat has reached 13.5 percent after hitting the double digit mark for the first time last month. The operating system has been gaining about 2 percent market share every month for the past few months. Data updated on the Android Dashboard shows that Android 7.0 Nougat is being used by 12.3 percent of active users and 1.2 percent of users are running the latest Android 7.1 version.
In July, Google announced that the Android Nougat version had doubled its market share with 11.5 percent of active devices running. Android 7.0 Nougat is the operating system found in flagship smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6 where Android 7.1.1 Nougat is found mostly on Google’s Pixel series and some Nokia devices. Updated numbers are based on data collected over a 7-day period ending August 8, 2017.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow, announced almost two years ago, leads with a market share of 32.3 percent, followed by Android 5.0 Lollipop with 29.2 percent. Android 4.4 KitKat powers 16 percent of the device whereas Android Jelly Bean has been used about 7.6 percent. Android Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread are stuck at 0.7 percent market share.
Google announced the public beta for the next Android iteration at the company’s I / O Developers Conference in May. The search giant is expected to officially launch Android and roll out next month and may come before another update on the distribution of the Android version. Google’s mobile operating system may be plagued by fragmentation issues but the last few months have been good for Nougat distribution progress. With the launch of the Xiaomi Nougat-based MIUI 9 rollout, the operating system could get better speeds in the next few months.