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Latest Android distribution numbers show Nougat's progress is too slow before Android O arrives


Google has just updated the Android distribution figures for the month of August, and things aren't that great considering a new version of the OS is just around the corner.

Every month we got used to seeing Android Nougat increasing its market share, even if just for a little bit, while the older versions of the OS have fewer and fewer users.

Unfortunately, the pace with which Nougat is gaining ground will not be enough to allow it to start its reign over the other Android versions before a new one is announced.

For obvious reasons, Android O will start eating Nougat's market share the moment companies like Samsung, Google, Lenovo, HTC, and Sony will start updating their flagships to the latest version of Android.

The numbers released today by Google show that Nougat and Marshmallow are still on the rise by 2% and 0.5%, respectively. The rest of the Android versions still on the market have had their market share dropped by a few percent.

Android Lollipop is now at 29.2% market share, while KitKat dropped at 16%. Finally, Jelly Bean (7.6%), Ice Cream Sandwich (0.7%) and Gingerbread sit at the bottom of the ranking.

source: Google

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