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Android Nougat Increases To 4.9% In April

Android Nougat has now reached to 4.9% of all devices in April of 2017, which is 2.1% higher when comparing to the Android Distribution numbers that received the Android Nougat update in March at 2.8%, and was made up at 2.4% of Android 7.0. The remaining figure for Android 7.1 was 0.4%. For this month, Android 7.1 Nougat also has no change and it is expected to stop at the same exact percentage, but the Android 7.0 has jumped from 2.4% up to 4.5%, making the best increase from this version of Nougat.

It seems that more manufactures are pushing the Android Nougat update to the devices, which they have scheduled before. The fisrt rank is still Android Lollipop with a total of 32% between Android 5.0 and Android 5.1 versions installed on devices. Android 6.0 Marshmallow is still unchanged for this month, as it decreased slightly from the 31.3% in March to 31.2% this month, which means that more Android 6.0 devices have been already updated to Android 7.0 than Android 5.0 and 5.1 devices received the Android 6.0 update.

Android KitKat, Jelly Bean, and Ice Cream Sandwich in turn rank in lower positions. This month, Android KitKat has dropped down 0.8% compared to 20.8% of the last month, while Jelly Bean now only runs on 10.1% of devices. Lastly, Android Gingerbread also decreased, though not too much, when it went down from 1% to 0.9% of devices. With the rollout of the next Android software update from Google, which is referred to as Android O, Android Nougat percentage will continue to increase as Android O will just release until the Fall. Therefore, there are five to six months left for manufacturers to send the Nougat updates to their devices, and the devices are currently running on Android 7.1 Nougat will be updated to Android 8.0.

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