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Android Nougat becomes a most-popular chronicle of Google’s mobile OS

IT’S TAKEN ONLY, er, 18 months, though Android Nougat is finally a many widely-used chronicle of Google’s smartphone OS.

Google’s latest Android placement figures, which tallies-up inclination joining to a Play Store during a seven-day duration ending 5 February, shows that Android Nougat – versions 7.0 and 7.1 – now has a accumulative sum of 28.5 per cent, that puts it forward of Marshmallow’s 28.1 per cent for a initial time.

Android Oreo – versions 8.0 and 8.1 – has seen a 0.4 per cent benefit compared to final month, that has seen a share dilemma past one per cent. 

Given that the biscuit-themed OS was initial expelled to a open in Aug final year, this is flattering poor. Especially given that Apple’s iOS 11, expelled in Sep final year, is using on 65 per cent of iDevices.

However, with MWC only around a corner, there will shortly be some-more inclination shipping with Android Oreo out of a box, including a Galaxy S9 and Sony Xperia XZ Pro

What’s more, SamMobile has perceived acknowledgment from a sources that Samsung will shortly start pulling out an Oreo refurbish for a Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.

The refurbish is also scheduled to start rolling out a refurbish for a Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus this month, and a Galaxy Note 8 is approaching to accept a ambience of Oreo shortly after.

Elsewhere in Google’s placement stats, Lollipop has seen a share, er, stand from 24.6 per cent to 25.1 per cent, while KitKat has seen a share of a marketplace decrease somewhat from 12.8 per cent to 12 per cent.

Jelly Bean still accounts for 5 per cent of a Android market, while Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread are sticking on to 0.4 per cent and 0.3 per cent of devices, respectively. µ

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