Oct 26, 2021 | Updated: 07:19 PM EDT

Android Nougat Reaches To 10% Devices While Marshmallow Is Most Popular Android OS

Jun 07, 2017 06:12 PM EDT

Android has been approximately for a decade now and it went through many changes as it was introduced as mobile OS. Recent reports claim that Android is the main mobile platform with almost 60 percent share of mobile and tablets OS worldwide.

At Google I/O 2017, Google announced that 'Android powers more than 2 Billion smartphones around the world'. Android is presently the most popular Mobile OS. In spite of the fact, it suffers from a big problem of Android disintegration. The most popular launch is Android 6.0 Marshmallow with 31.2 percent, while Lollipop 30.8 percent, according to GoAndroid.

The most recent stats released by Google, in the month of June, reveal that Android Nougat is yet to hit 10 percent distribution share. Android Nougat Operating system lags behind with 9.5 percent distribution share, with 8.9 percent on its API 24 (7.0) and 0.6 percent on API 25 (7.1).

The timing of the announcement of Android distribution numbers is kind of interesting since the Apple's CEO mocked Android for its poor distribution numbers, at the event. Apple CEO Tim Cook showed the distribution chart for iOS 10 that was running on 86 percent of active iOS devices while Android Nougat was still away from reaching even 10 percent. The launch of June distribution chart is Google's answer to Cook that Android has inched somewhat closer to 10 percent. However, it is still lagging way behind iOS 10.

The number 9.5 percent is confirming the steady rise of Nougat-running devices. The percentage was 7.1 percent in early May and under 5 percent two months ago. It is probably that Android OS 7.x won't exceed the two more popular releases before Android O is already available, as reported by GSM Arena.

Another data is the 0.8 percent share for Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich OS, who just refuse to fade away. When combined with Jelly Bean and KitKat, all the pre-2014 flavors add up to 30 percent.

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