Nougat becomes most used version of Android, Oreo passes 1 percent

  • Nougat becomes most used version of Android, Oreo passes 1 percent

Nougat becomes most used version of Android, Oreo passes 1 percent

Meanwhile, has passed the one percent adoption mark. Android 7.0 and Android 7.1 combined were at 20.6 percent in November, 23.3 percent in December and 26.3 percent in January. The version was at 0.7% in last month's OS distribution table.

That's right, Nougat has risen to become the most broadly represented version of Android within the operating system.

In comparison, Android Marshmallow 6.0 version is on 28.1 per cent devices. Android Oreo, similar to Nougat before, took a good five months to pass the one percent adoption rate. Android KitKat is at 12 percent, Jellybean at five percent, and Android Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread, nearly out of the charts with 0.4 percent and 0.3 percent adoption, respectively.

Other data from Google's Android dashboard shows that Android 5.0 Lollipop is now on 5.4 per cent devices, while the 5.1 version continues to power 19.2 per cent devices.

The figures are gathered from devices visiting the Google Play app, which only supports Android 2.2 and above. Per Google's Platform Versions page, the latest and greatest version of the company's mobile operating system finally has 1.1 percent adoption. It has finally broke past the 1 percent landmark and is now running on 1.1 percent of smartphones out there. As mentioned above, this is also the first time when the particular OS version's share has been overshadowed by that of Android Nougat. The two next-oldest Android versions are thus set to drop off the list sometime this year.

The adoption rate of the older versions are all down since last month. It is followed by 28 percent devices running iOS 10. Android Jelly Bean has a total of 5 percentage points of adoption rate if one combines all three variants.

Google has unveiled the February 2018 Android distribution numbers.