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Android 7.0 Nougat is only on 1% of Android phones

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Google has released the latest figures for its mobile operating system Android. And in news that won't surprise anyone aware of the fragmentation problems that plague the platform, it seems very few phones are currently running the most up-to-date version.

In fact, Android Nougat is only used on 1.2 per cent of all active Android devices. That comprises 0.9 per cent for Android 7.0, and 0.3 per cent for Android 7.1.

To put it in perspective, that's only just ahead of Android Gingerbread, the version which launched back in 2010.

The figure is much lower than Apple's iOS 10 adoption rate. Despite being introduced at around the same time as Android Nougat, Apple's latest software now runs on 76 per cent of all active iPhones and iPads.

The most popular version of Android is Android Lollipop, which runs on 32.9 per cent of all Android devices. Android Lollipop launched in 2014.

This is followed by Android Marshmallow (launched in 2015) and Android KitKat (2013).

The figures are based on all devices used to access the Google Play store in the seven-day period leading up to 6th February.

Android Nougat launched during the summer as an update to various phones, including the Nexus 6, Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P.

However, the first devices to launch running Nougat were the LG V20, and Google's own Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, which went on sale in October.


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