The market share of Android Nougat has reached 11.5 percent but fragmentation is a problem
Android Nougat failed to hit 10 percent market share last month. The operating system now runs on about 11.5 percent of active devices.
Android Nougat has finally reached the double digit mark in terms of market share. The operating system is now used by 11.5 percent active Android smartphone users. Android Nougat failed to hit 10 percent market share last month.
According to data updated on the Android Dashboard, Android 7.0 Nougat is currently used by 10.9 percent of active users while Android 7.1 Nougat is running on 0.9 percent active devices. Android 6.0 Marshmallow leads with a market share of 31.8 percent, while Android Lollipop’s market share has dropped slightly from 30.8 percent to 30.1 percent. Updated numbers are based on data collected over a 7-day period ending July 6, 2017.
The updated Android dashboard reveals that Nougat gained 2 percent market share in the last month alone. The latest version of Android has been growing steadily over the last few months and by the end of June 5, 2017, it was powering 9.5 percent of the active devices. This increase was primarily driven by the launch of new devices and the rollout of the Nougat update for existing smartphones. Android N is expected to hit millions of Xiaomi smartphones later this year and help boost its adoption.
The data also shows that Android KitKat fell to 17.1 percent from 18.1 percent last month. Various versions of the Jelly Bean still power 8.1 percent of active devices, down from 8.8 percent of active devices last month. Android Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread each make up 0.7 percent of the power of still active devices. Google recently unveiled Android O at I / O 2017 in developer preview and public beta. The new mobile operating system is expected to be available in the coming months but it did not solve the growing fragmentation problem. Apple CEO Tim Cook has ridiculed Android user base, saying that at WWDC 2017 “other platforms are suffering from a horrible fragmentation scene”.