The biggest issue of Android market is the fact that a lot of devices do not receive the latest updates. People have also different version of Android operating system on their devices, so developers have to write universal code. They also have to make sure that their application works properly on the newest Android version and also on the system which was released 3 and even 5 years ago.

The latest statistics from Google show that Android Nougat, which was released two months ago, is installed only on small amount of devices. The Android 7.0 Nougat was released on 22nd August and we have the data collected between 1st and 7th November. The latest version of Android is installed on only 0.3% around the world. This is very small number, but we all have to remember that Android Nougat is currently available only on LG V20, Pixel C and Nexus devices. Android 7.1 Nougat is not included in Google’s stats, because it is installed on less than 0.1% of all Android devices (only Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones).

Android Marshmallow is installed on almost every 4th device.

The 24% market share of Android 6 is quite good result, but as you know, every new smartphone released on the market has this operating system on board. The most popular is still the Android Lollipop with 34.1% market share. The third place belongs to Android 4.4 KitKat which is installed on 25.2% of all active devices. All big smartphone manufactures, i.e. Samsung, LG, Motorola, HTC are going to release Android Nougat update for the coming months, so we should observe higher number soon. You can also check the full list of all devices which will receive Android Nougat update.

Android market fragmentation

LG G5 will receive Android 7.0 Nougat soon.

LG has already started the delivery of Android Nougat for LG G5 flagship smartphone. However, this update is currently available only in South Korea and the rest of world will have to wait for this still some time. The same update will be roll out in both Americas, Asia and other regions during the next several weeks. LG has optimized the Doze functionality, added Emoji from Unicode 9 and introduced the Clear All button. Of course, multi windows and other new features introduced by Android Nougat are also included.

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