Which OS versions gained/lost users?
In comparison to last month, several OS gained new users: Gingerbread (+0.1%), Lollipop 5.1 (0.3%), Nougat 7.0 (2.1%) and Nougat 7.1 (0.4%). While the evolution is overall slow for the major Android versions, Nougat 7.0 gained a considerable number of users.
The following OS saw a drop in users: JCS (-0,1%), Jelly Bean 4.1 (-0.3%), Jelly Bean 4.2 (-0.5%), Jelly Bean 4.3 (-0.2%), Kitkat (-1.2%) and Lollipop (-0.3%).
Marshmallow is the only OS who remained stable with the same amount of users.
Why Nougat gained 2.1% more users in April
At a slow rate, Nougat 7.0 is obtaining new users. The operating system is still not available worldwide and on all devices, however, it recently became available on several new devices. For instance, the Samsung Galaxy A5 is running the OS in India. T-mobile also started to run Nougat on the LG Style 2 Plus.
This is good news for Android users and developers. Nougat is a powerful OS. Check out our post about Nougat for more information.
The Google I/O 2017 is today!
We are also very excited about the Google I/O 2017 conference that started today at 10am in the Silicon Valley. This annual event is geared towards Android developers. Artificial Intelligence should be one of the most important topics. Google is an expert in AI and use it in many of their products like Google Assistant, Pixel and Android.
In addition, Virtual Reality should be a main topic. We know the importance of VR today and many new innovations will come in the following years. The Daydream VR headset by Google is likely to be a focus during the conference as well.
According to the schedule, here are the main topics that will be showcased during the event:
The conference is livestreamed here.
You can also check out the schedule HERE.
Use hashtag #io17 to tweet about the event!