Android 7.0 Nougat runs on 15.8 per cent of devices; Android 8.0 Oreo still long way to go

Around 84.2 per cent of Android phones and tablets have yet to get Android 7.0 Nougat.

Android phone owners have been waiting for Oreo to come, but it seems like it might take some time for them to grab the latest Android version, especially for low-range and mid-range devices. In Google's latest data, Android 7.0 Nougat has been rolled to 15.8 per cent of devices.

It's a long wait to go for devices currently running not later than Android 7.0 as Android 8.0 will still be released after Nougat. According to Google Android distribution table for August, it has yet to release Android Nougat to 84.2 per cent qualified smartphones and tablets.

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Overall, Android Marshmallow has the biggest chunk of distribution with 32.2 per cent followed by Lollipop with 28.8 per cent and KitKat with 15.1 per cent. As of the latest, some select Pixel and Nexus models have been updated to Android 8.0 Oreo while high-end and recent mid-range devices are getting Android 7.0 Nougat and versions.

The distribution numbers are based on active Android phones and tablets that have logged into the Google Play Store within the seven-day data accumulation period. However, Nougat's distribution for last month is bigger than July's 13.5 per cent.