Since Nexus devices are now running Nougat 7.1.1, it is interesting to reanalyze the stats.
Back in January, the number of users on Froyo OS was non-existent while Marshmallow was gaining new users. It was also the first time that Nougat appeared in the official Android statistics. The fact that Nougat wasn’t available on all Android devices led to a very small percentage of users.
This month Nougat gained 3.6% of users since January 2017 and it’s currently running on 4.5% of all Android devices. This comes from the fact that new devices have been released with this Android Operating System.
GOOGLE Nexus and Pixel devices are now running Android Nougat 7.1.1
The Pixel phones from Google were the first ones to run Nougat (Android 7.1.1), and it’s also available on Nexus phones: Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P and Nexus Player.
Both Nougat 7.0 and 7.1.1 were released in a beta version initially. While Google was fixing issues, many bugs were found and reported by end users. Nexus users were reporting several issues with the bluetooth, freezes, lag, call forwarding issues, reception issues and problems with various apps. Some users also mentioned bugs related to black screens, issues with vibrations and sounds. Similar issues were reported with the Pixel phones as listed in articles on androidcentral.com and gottabemobile.com
These bugs are being addressed and upcoming versions of Nougat will most likely include fixes for these issues. If you want to stay up-to-date and get feedback on Nougat’s bugs and new releases, we recommend following Twitter or specific forums about Androids.
The fragmentation of the different Android Operating Systems make it challenging for developers and testers to support applications across a wide range of devices. We hope the adoption rate of Nougat will quickly increase in the coming months and gained new users.
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