Almost 12 percent of Android devices are running Nougat 7.0 and 7.1

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  • ciderrules

    Android adoption going downhill from year to year when it’s supposed to go up.

    • Rev0lver

      Does that excite you in some manner?

    • ciderrules

      No, but it apparently bothers you. Google has been making specific changes to fight fragmentation, but they’re not working.

      Lollipop: 21.0%
      Marshmallow: 15.2%
      Nougat: 10.5%

      This is where Android adoption was after the exact same number of months since release for the last 3 versions of Android (recovered through the Internet Archive Wayback Machine). It appears Google is losing the battle as Android adoption for the latest version has been going downhill.

    • Rev0lver

      Doesn’t bother me, or the other billions of Android users. It seems to be only people who tie their iDentities to their phone that are obsessed with fragmentation.

    • ciderrules

      So you’re saying billions of Android users are too stupid to know what OS they’re running or how it affects them? Or that they’re happy stuck on an old version that doesn’t get security updates anymore?

    • Rev0lver

      I’m saying that they’re not obsessed with what version of Android they have. If their phone works well enough, they’re happy.

      Some might say that the stupid person is the one who wastes time criticizing an OS they don’t use.

    • ciderrules

      Some might say that the stupid person is one who defends flaws in an OS instead of pushing the manufacturer to fix their problems.

    • Rev0lver

      Not many people would say that at all.

      Why even comment on Android articles when you live and breathe apple? Does it make you feel superior? Because it comes off kinda pathetic…

    • John Lofwire

      Agreed its pathetic those apple lover are horrible.

    • SV650

      Yes, to many users, a cellphone is an appliance, and they complain about forced OS updates, because it leads to further updates of Apps. These folks see their phone as little different from their coffee maker.

    • John Lofwire

      Apple troll are the worst ( not far behind you got samsung one lol )

      Just block them its better.

  • Ipse

    7.5% after one year…Not very encouraging. I bet 5% are Nexus devices…
    Really, this horrible fragmentation is killing the platform. To top it all, there are more and more manufacturers who walk away from a device less than 2years after launch…

    • Rev0lver

      How is it killing the platform? 95% of the public has no idea what software version their smartphone uses.

    • thereasoner

      Yep, and all apps/services work regardless.

    • ciderrules

      Liar. Not ALL Apps/services. MOST Apps/services. Not the same thing.

      And you’re still a homophobic POS.

    • Rev0lver

      Well that escalated quickly….

    • thereasoner

      Semantics. 99.9% of Android apps will work just fine, even in versions several years old.

      That and I’m not “Bronson” nor homophobic, to each his own I say. You however are dishonest to say the least!

    • ciderrules

      People argue and disagree online all the time. You can’t really tell what a person is like in real life based on what they say online since almost everyone does it.

      You posted a tasteless joke about Tim Cook awhile ago. Something relating to rear end enjoyment. That’s not an accident. And it reveals something about you that you cannot take back. In short, your true nature came out in something you said.

      Nothing you can say will change that.

    • thereasoner

      “You can’t really tell what a person is like in real life based on what they say online”

      Yet here you are doing exactly that and based on a joke that you can’t even remember (it had nothing to do with “rear end” anything) . Classic cider, full of contradictions and full of it. Some people never change…

    • ciderrules

      Sorry, you’re a homophobe and a POS. People don’t accidentally type out such comments.

      You’ve been outed and are desperate to try to cover your a$$ by saying it was just a joke. Nobody believes you.

      BTW, I intentionally stated it was a “rear end” joke because I knew your desire to catch me saying something wrong would cause you to try and correct me. I know what you said and just wanted to watch you make a further fool of yourself by admitting it.

      Played you like a fiddle.

    • Ipse

      They will find quickly when certain apps require 6.0 or above.

    • Rev0lver

      Are there apps that won’t work on pre 6.0 versions of Android?

    • Ipse

      I’ll pretend the question is genuine and point to one that has tens if millions of users…Kodi. Unless you want to get stuck on v15 or older and then add-ons don’t work.
      Most apps that have been forced to adopt the new Android security implementation won’t work either on older platforms.

    • Rev0lver

      I don’t think Kodi is loaded on a lot of smartphones..

      The general public only cares about a handful of social media apps anyway. Your claim that fragmentation is killing the platform is laughable.

    • thereasoner

      Agreed. Fragmentation is just not an issue. If anything it allows for the spread of Android use through old versions being built into the inexpensive hardware that used to run those versions for use in poor countries.

    • Ipse

      Well, I guess I’m not the one with the Trump avatar…welcome to my block list Donnie.

    • Rev0lver

      I guess snowflakes can’t take a bit of lively debate. Sad.

    • John Lofwire

      Ipse so now your argument is he has a Trump Avatar? Welcome to my block list political troll.

    • Rev0lver

      It’s especially ironic when you consider that his avatar is one of the biggest trolls on tv….

      Sad.

    • thereasoner

      Kodi works fine and Androids new in app security protocols are available to Android 5.0 and above or phones launched as far back as 2012 that are updated to 5.0. They are not going to affect an apps performance regardless.

    • John Lofwire

      even my old htc desire hd on android 2.3.1 can run 99.9% of all app on the store.

      Android phone are not like iphone they mostly all receive the API to run app directly from google whitout a software update ( google play service )

      Kodi is one thats wont work i just tested it as well but i tested hundreds of others app from flashlight app to even launcher like nova and they all work on my old android 2.3.1 phone.

      So nice try.

    • John Lofwire

      Thats why There is more android OS smartphone sold than any others platform and the market share of android is expanding.. poor apple user…

  • Zee

    “Fragmentation is killing Android!!!”
    “Google announces over 2 billion monthly active devices on Android”
    “Oh”

  • Samuel Gomez Recuero

    There are a lot of no-name tablets out there running Lollipop or even earlier versions that will never see any OS updates. Well, I think that even some of Samsung tablets like the A or E will never see Nougat. And yes carriers and manufactures are to blame in part for this, as they tend to drop support for devices after two years. Maybe in Canada the carriers are to blame, cause as a manufacturer of phones, why will I invest time and effort to bring a new version to an old phone when the carriers are not interested in having it? And lets leave the whole thing of why are the carriers involved in OS updates in Canada, they should not be playing with the devices at all. Maybe that new unlock device policy as of december will change things.

    • John Lofwire

      Agreed update should be sent from the OEM to the device directly no carrier involvement.

      Still i take current update speed of android over crappy buggy update of iOS anyday.

      an update should NEVER make your device slower NEVER.
      So if the device cant support it its wont be updated end of the story.

  • Brad Fortin

    It would be great to get a historical adoption graph to go along with these reports so we could see the adoption rates of major Android versions over time. I remember seeing one not too long ago and it seemed newer versions actually had slower adoption rates than older versions.

  • Omar

    Google could do itself a favour by releasing the numbers of flagship phones running the latest version of Android along with these totals.