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Android Nougat is Now Powering 13.5% of Devices

Google has revealed the current status numbers for the Android operating system as recorded for the month of August 2017. Unsurprisingly, 7.0 and 7.1 Nougat have climbed some, with the two versions now powering 13.5% of all devices. This is in contrast to last month when the OS was on 11.5% of devices.

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Obviously, we have many to thank for this. Not only are Samsung and HTC releasing new phones with the OS onboard and updating old ones, but lesser-common brands like Moto are launching devices with Nougat 7.1 out of the box and bringing some older phones to the same level. This has ultimately resulted in the software growing as substantially as it did this month. And as Android O nears its release, Nougat doesn’t show any signs of slowing down.

For reference, Marshmallow is now on 32.3% of devices over 31.2% last month; Lollipop is on 29.2% over 30.1% last month; KitKat is on 16% over 17.1% last month; Jelly Bean is on 7.6% over 8.1% last month; and Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread are still on 0.7% of devices each. Why this is so is beyond me, really.

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Max Buondonno is a technology enthusiast who has been working as a journalist in this industry for more than two years. He has grown up in the age where everyone has a smartphone which has influenced his decision to become a professional technology writer, his passion in life. He's dipped his toes in the development of websites, while you can ask him anything about Apple, Google, or Microsoft and he's bound to give you an answer. He's reachable on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, and email.

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