Published: Fri, October 06, 2017
Technology | By Russell Knight

Android Nougat now runs on 17.8% of devices with Oreo on 0.2%

Android Nougat now runs on 17.8% of devices with Oreo on 0.2%

Recognizing this issue, Google has configured Android Oreo to, as Tom Spring states in his Threatpost article, filter "system calls to the kernel using a configurable policy" using something called secure computing mode or "Seccomp". The previous OS, which is Android Nougat is on around 17.8 percentage point of active devices. Considering the fact, the new software update is yet to arrive on smartphones other than the Nexus and Pixel devices, the software may see more adoption in the coming months.

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The leader of the chart is still 2015's Android Marshmallow taking a lead of 32 percent, followed by 2014's Lollipop running on 27.7 percent of all Android devices.

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Last month's (September) Android distribution chart had no mention of Oreo, but October release has finally got it listed.

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Google says only beta version of update that brings Android Wear to same level as Android 8.0 Oreo will be released version today. The number of Android users far exceeds iOS users, given that a large cross-section of OEMs run their smartphones on the former, but even so, 0.2 percent and 25 percent make for a significant gap. Yes, that old 2010 thing is still around and accounts for 0.6% of the market. Older versions like Jelly Bean fell to 6.6% as Ice Cream Sandwich, and Gingerbread both remain static at 0.6%. However, among the two updated versions of Android Nougat, just two percent have upgraded to Android Nougat 7.1. Android Marshmallow has the highest market share right now with 32% market share. In the last month, Nougat had a market share of 15.8 percent. When downloading third-party apps prior to Android Oreo, side-loading required the user to check a box that allowed any and all "unknown sources" to have whatever permissions they desired.

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