Little by little but certainly, the information of Nougat updates are commencing to roll in. The OnePlus 3 and Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will be finding beta variations in the around potential, and ZTE not long ago declared an update for the Axon 7 arriving in January.
But apart from some higher profile units like the LG V20, Google’s possess Pixel (which sports activities the new 7.one) and some more recent Nexus units, the running process has been slow to join its brethren considering the fact that its unveiling back in late-August.
It is hard to look at the hottest quantities from the Android Developers Dashboard with no muttering the mobile OS F-phrase (rhymes with “lagmentation,” a phrase I just manufactured up). The stats were being gathered throughout a 7 days-long period ending November 7 by recording units jogging the Google Play Store app — which is bundled on variations two.two and afterwards.
At the moment, blended variations of Lollipop command 34.one p.c of distribution. Variation 4.4 (KitKat) is up coming up at 25.two-p.c., with Marshmallow’s 24-p.c subsequent shut behind– a marked jump considering the fact that mid-yr, when it was at about 7.5.
Its successor, on the other hand, is at present about .3-p.c, putting Nougat 7. between Froyo’s .one p.c and Gingerbread’s one.3. For the time getting, the Pixel’s 7.one doesn’t show up on the record at all, owing perhaps to the footnote that, “Any variations with less than .one-percent distribution are not revealed.”