Android Phones have been capturing hearts with amazing versions of Android OS. Google conducted a 7-day survey and published Android monthly breakdown with good news for Nougat 7.1.
Android Monthly Breakdown
Surveying Active Devices
Google came up with the latest Android monthly breakdown report that determines the proportion of running versions of Android OS on active devices. The survey was conducted for seven days, and the data was collected on the basis of how many devices visited the Google Play Store.
Results of the Survey
After successful completion of the survey on May 2, an increase in Android Nougat 7.0 and Nougat 7.1 is visible. Undoubtedly, the numbers are mixed stating Nougat 7.0 a clear winner. According to the data collected, Nougat 7.0 observed an increase of 2.1; Nougat 7.1 also took a jump of 0.1 after staying still for a month at 0.4%.
About Other Versions of Android OS
Apart from Nougat 7.0 and 7.1, Lollipop version still enjoys the attention of the users and remains the most used version of Android holding 32% market share. Currently, the market share of Marshmallow is stable at 31.2%, but the company is expecting an increase in the market share by next month.
Declining Versions of Android OS
Jelly Bean and Ice Cream Sandwich, being the old versions of Android OS, are declining consistently. Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3-4.0.4 showed a decline of 0.1 whereas Jelly Bean 4.1x, 4.2x and 4.3 are declining at different rates. The highlight of old versions of Android OS is Gingerbread that is escalating and has taken 1% of the market share.
Rumors about Recent Android OS Updates
Android OS manufacturers took a sigh of relief with the increased market share of Nougat 7.0 and 7.1 which were released nine and six months back respectively.
Android monthly breakdown is showing an increase in the usage of Nougat 7.1. It gave OEMs a task to work on improvements before the launch of the next update.