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Android Nougat is the Most-used Version of Android


Android Nougat is the most-used version of Android. Google has released its monthly Android distribution charts for February and the figures show some incremental shifts toward the new operating systems.


Both Android Nougat 7.0 and Android Nougat 7.1 releases have surpassed Marshmallow as the most-used version of Android. Both are running on 28.5 percent of devices while Marshmallow is down to 28.1-percent from its previous 28.6-percent, according to an updated report from Google.

Android distribution charts have never been attractive as Android Nougat was launched in 2016 and usually, it takes longer time for latest versions to even get a quarter of the pie. But Nougat achieved as of February 5 this year.

Google’s latest 8.0 Oreo has increased in usage by 0.3-percent and adoption of Android 8.1 Oreo has increased by 0.1-percent. Adoption comes in a total increase of 0.4-percent for Android Oreo, with a total of 1.1-percent of Android devices.

Android 4.4 KitKat fell from its previous 12.8-percent to 12-percent. Lollipop Android 5.0 fell by 0.5-percent and 5.1 fell by 24.6-percent from last month’s figures. Jellybean which is the world’s most popular mobile OS fell to five percent and Ice Cream Sandwich down by 0.01-percent to 0.4-percent. The operating system’s oldest version, Gingerbread is also fell 0.1-percent to 0.3-percent.

Android Nougat is the most-used version as the figures showed so that Oreo won’t become the leading Android OS version for now. Device manufacturers have started to introduce new devices and MWC 2018 is also on the way. So we can expect that Oreo will get a significant boost, but it will take months.