Android 7.0 Nougat has made it to the Android Developer charts with 0.3 per cent install base indicating that people have started applying the Nougat update to their Nexus devices.
While the install base isn’t huge, it is an indication that the jump to Nougat has begun and considering the number of features that come with the latest version, Nougat will find more takers.
For those of you still in the dark about the new features of Android 7.0 Nougat, it brings with it split-screen multitasking, improved notifications, new notifications panel that offers quick access to standard features like WiFi, Bluetooth, etc, Direct Reply feature, among other things.
According to the chart embedded above, as of the first 7 days of November, Nougat is installed on 0.3 per cent of Android devices. Android 7.0 Nougat was rolled out in August and if we look at last year’s Marshmallow release, the adoption rate of both the versions is the same at 0.3 per cent.
Android 7.1 Nougat has also been released, but numbers for that version haven’t been released as according to Google the install base is less than 0.1 per cent. Marshmallow on the other hand has jumped from 18.7 percent in September to 24.0 per cent.
Lollipop on the other hand has seen a minor decline in install base from 35 per cent in September to 34.1 per cent in November. Breaking down the different version of Lollipop, install base of Lollipop 5.0 stands at 11.3 per cent while that of Lollipop 5.1 stands at 22.8 per cent.
The install base of KiKat 4.4, Jelly Bean, Ice Cream Sandwich, Gingerbread stands at 25.2 per cent, 13.7 per cent, 1.3 per cent, and 1.3 percent respectively.
Android has already rolled out the Android 7.1 developer preview for its Nexus lineup of devices. It offers new features such as app shortcuts API, circular app icons support, image keyboard support as well as enhanced live wallpaper metadata. The app shortcuts API allows users to directly access some of the key actions right from the launcher. Circular app icons are part of its Google Pixel launcher and the company plans to keep it exclusive to the Pixel smartphones for now.