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Android Nougat Struggles for Adoption

Android Nougat Struggles for Adoption
Almost six months after its release, Nougat is running on just 1.3% of Android devices, according to Google.

(CCM) — Google's Android 7.0 Nougat was released almost six months ago, but Nougat's adoption to date has been almost negligible, according to the latest figures from Google. Data collected by the company during a 7-day period ending Feb. 6 show that just 0.9% of Android devices run Nougat 7.0, and a tiny 0.3% run Nougat 7.1. The most common versions of Android in use today are the two flavors of Lollipop, Android 5.0 and 5.1, which are now more than two years old, with 32.9%, and the one year-old Android 6.0 Marshmallow, with 30.7%. The figures are the first to show Nougat with a device penetration of over 1%.

One reason for the low adoption of Nougat is that even six months after its release there are very few devices capable of running it, although Nougat updates for an increasing number of phones are slowly becoming available. By contrast, research from Mixpanel suggests that over 80% of Apple's iOS devices are already running iOS 10, the latest version of the software which was originally released in September 2016, and almost two-thirds of all iOS devices were upgraded to iOS 10 within a month of its release. Only about 10% are running iOS 9, and just 3% run any of the previous versions, according to Mixpanel.

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