Data reveals that 10.6 percent of devices that visited the Google Play Store during the seven-day period ending July 6, 2017, were running Android Nougat 7.0 while 0.9 percent of devices had Nougat 7.1 installed.
Android is without doubt one of the most used operating systems in the world.The much-awaited next generation release, codenamed O, is only expected to be roll out in Q3. Android 7.0 registered a significant growth by jumping from 1.7% to 10.6% while Android 7.1 grew from 0.3% to 0.9%. No other version has double-digit distribution.
The previous release, Marshmallow (version 6.0) still makes up the largest of the distribution pie with 31.8% out of all Android devices.
KitKat stands tall at 17.1 percent, despite turning four years old soon, the Jelly Bean trio (4.1 + 4.2 + 4.3) scores a hard to swallow 8.1 percent total, while Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread remain in circulation (barely), with 0.7 percent share each.
Nougat breaks double-digit barrier in July Android distribution chart, almost one year after launch
With the launch of several Android devices running Nougat out-of-the-box, last month, Android 7.0 has finally crossed 10% in the July distribution chart. The same can be said for both Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich which are present on 1.4 percent of all now active Android devices combined.
Aside from not having access to the latest and greatest features Android has to offer, users running dated versions of Android are more vulnerable to security threats.
All of this is pretty typical, with the newest version of Android slowly gaining ground on devices out there in the wild.