It has become plain culture for Android to keep releasing an upgrade to an already running version. Well, this has always worked well for them, and people’s reception, as the new upgrades always come with very great and more exciting features than the previous ones. Everybody loves new features right?
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The most recent upgrade is the Android Oreo, and before that is the Android Nougat. This post looks at how well these, and the previous ones have fared, and how well they’re faring presently. Just so you know, Android 9.0 is coming, and rumours have it that it’ll come with a native call recording feature. You see the new features I was talking about? Let’s just wait and see.
When Android Nougat was first released into the market, it had an initial slow adoption rate. Almost all products have an initial slow rate. But now, Android Nougat is the most widely used OS— it gained 2.2 points to 28.5 percent. While on another hand, Android Marshmallow went down by 0.5 points to 28.1 percent. Before the advent of Nougat, Marshmallow had been the most popular.
Now, looking at the trends with the new upgrades and the immediate past ones, it’d be safe to assume that Android Oreo might have the same track record. So refer to this post in the next year and see how Android Oreo would be the most popular. But for now, the Android Oreo has only reached a 1% market share.
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Ranking them by market share, Android Nougat is on first place coming in at 28.5%, Marshmallow comes in at second place, Lollipop in third, KitKat fourth, Jellybean in fifth and our dear Oreo in Sixth. There is also ICS in seventh and Gingerbread in eight.