Google’s latest distribution numbers for a 7-day period ending May 2, 2017 shows that Android Nougat has continued its impressive gains. Compared to a month ago, Nougat showed an increase of 2.2 percent — a sizeable improvement considering just how vast the Android ecosystem is.
Android Nougat made some big gains in Google’s Android platform distribution numbers last month, and it continues its impressive gains in March as well. In just a single month, Nougat’s share has increased from 2.8% to 4.9% in Android’s platform distribution numbers.
A slightly dramatic headline, admittedly, but accurate. You see, Android 6.0 and above uses new systems from Google to help extend battery life: ‘Doze’, which restricts what apps can do in the background when a phone is stationary and unused, and ‘App Standby’, which does much the same thing but is based on how long it is since you last used a particular application. In either case, certain applications can be accidentally affected – but here’s how to keep them chugging along.
Android 7.1 with App Shortcuts API and Daydream Support Announced; Developer Preview Coming in Late October
Less than two weeks after Google unveiled the Pixel and Pixel XL running Android 7.1, the company has now officially announced Android 7.1. The first Developer Preview of the maintenance release of Nougat will be dropping later this month.
On October 4, Google held an event that was meant to show off not only new hardware, but how its new machine learning- and artificial intelligence-based Assistant is meant to hold them all together.
Google usually releases a new Nexus handset with a new version of Android. This year though, the company has changed things a bit. It has already released Android 7.0 Nougat for its Nexus devices, and it plans on launching replacing its Nexus lineup with Pixel branded smartphones.