Android Platform distribution: Fryo dead and Nougat under 1%
Possibly many of the Android users here might be using Android versions right from KitKat to Marshmallow. Well, we are included in the same category! It's possible that some of us aren't aware of the Fryo version of Android which was released in 2009. And it maybe possible that some users, or some of our readers here, may still be on Android Fryo.
Now something really obvious has come up regarding Android Fryo. After nearly seven years, Android 2.2 Froyo has finally dropped off the platform distribution numbers. That's not all that happened this month, but everything else is fairly routine.
And just after this, the countdown begins for Android Gingerbread, obviously. Actually, Froyo has been hanging on at 0.1% of active Android devices for ages, but now it's dropped below that mark and is no longer included in the platform numbers. It was still active till last month though.
Now let's talk about the newest version of Android, Nougat. Google has split Android 7.0 and 7.1 up in the data, but combined there are only 0.7% of active devices of Android Nougat so far and it is normal because Android Nougat was rolled out just a while ago and will be introduced in more devices soon.
But these readings are expected to shoot upward as the 2017 flagship devices start dropping. As compared to last month, Android Marshmallow is up by 3.3%, which is a healthy gain. It's the biggest single version number (6.0) in the distribution chart with the most number of users, however, all builds of Lollipop (5.0 & 5.1) combined are still larger in terms of number of users. Everything else is only changing by fractions one way or the other. So we definitely expect a significant rise in the statics of Android versions in the coming months when more Nougat powered devices pop up.
Android Platform distribution: Fryo dead and Nougat under 1% Reviewed by Taha Maknoo on 1/14/2017 12:32:00 am
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