Android users have been waiting eagerly for the Oreo update with it own share of improvements and additions. However, last year’s Android 7.0 Nougat has just managed to beat the three years old Android KitKat, showing that it still takes a lot of time for the newest Android software to beat the old ones.
Google has stated on its blog that Android Nougat 7.0 has gained an increase of 12.3 percent to 14.2 percent while Android 7.1 increased from 1.2 percent to 1.6 percent. This is a good sign for Google’s mobile division. However, Nougat is still behind 2015’s Marshmallow 6.0, which is topping the charts at 32.2 percent.
Older versions of Android have also seen a massive decrease in the number of active devices, especially the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and Android 4.1 Jellybean.
Android Oreo has already started seeding to Google devices and will reach flagship smartphones by the end of this year. However, by the time Oreo manages a good position on the list, Android P will be rolling out to the masses.