Google releases the Android distribution numbers for August; Nougat achieves slowed growth


Google has posted the latest distribution numbers for its mobile operating system, Android. The statistics reflect the platform’s results as of August 9.

Google has published updated Android distribution numbers, as they usually do each month to give us an idea of how platform update adoption is doing. Last month, Marshmallow took a 31.8% share; it now stands at 32.3% of the pie. Lollipop saw a decrease last month to 30.1%, and now lies just above 29%. Older versions including Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, and KitKat continue to see a minor decline.

What we really care about is Android Nougat adoption, though we can almost all agree that it hasn’t been doing very well. Last month, Nougat stood at 11.5%, and the platform now obtains a 13.5% share. This is slowed growth from the prior month. This combines those on Android 7.0Android 7.1.1 and Android 7.1.2.

Android Nougat 7.1.2 is the latest release of Android and it has released into the public’s hands. Manufacturers and carriers are just beginning to push it to existing hardware. Although some devices are beginning to get updated to the new software, it will take a lot more than just a few handsets in order for us to see a substantial increase. Android O is nearing a release (the fourth and final developer preview), so Android makers will need to pick up the pace if they want to make progress before the timeline for Android Nougat hauls.

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SOURCE [Android Developers]

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