Nougat is finally king of Android versions, Oreo breaks the 1% barrier

  • Nougat is finally king of Android versions, Oreo breaks the 1% barrier

Nougat is finally king of Android versions, Oreo breaks the 1% barrier

So starting February 2018, expect Nougat to reign in the distribution numbers for quite a while, since Oreo will have to hustle a bit to catch up. While Nougat isn't the absolute latest version, it's newer than Marshmallow and is only one version back from being the newest. Let's take a look at these numbers and see which Android versions have gained more share and which ones have dropped down the ladder. As compared to Android Nougat's 28.5 percent adoption, the Marshmallow has a rate of 28.1 percent. Its latest Play Store user share stats show that Nougat has become the most-used Android release at 28.5 percent. just over 17 months after its summer 2016 debut. Per Google's Platform Versions page, the latest and greatest version of the company's mobile operating system finally has 1.1 percent adoption. At the bottom end of the table, Android Ice Cream Sandwich and Android Gingerbread are holding tight for dear existence, but it shouldn't be long before we see these legacy versions off the table.

Android Jelly Bean, which includes three versions - 4.1.x, 4.2.x and 4.3, reaches 5%.

Meanwhile, as for Google's latest Android Oreo update, it is steadily gaining momentum, ever since its release a year ago in August.

Nougat is finally king of Android versions, Oreo breaks the 1% barrier

There's a smaller piece of good news, too: Oreo has climbed above 1 percent after sitting below that milestone since its fall premiere. As per last month's data, Oreo gained 0.4 percentage points from 0.7 percent market share. 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.

Also to note, Google updated its OpenGL version distribution numbers which have OpenGL 3.0 at 45.3 percent, OpenGL v2.0 at 36.4 percent, and OpenGL 3.1 at 18.3 percent.