While one of my colleagues has just installed iOS10 on their iPhone 5S, launched in 2013, another is looking for an alternative ROM to use Android Nougat on their Nexus 5, also from 2013. The reality of Android's fragmentation has just been confirmed by Google staff with the announcement of new platform distribution numbers. Almost a month from its launch, Android Nougat does not yet appear in Google's operating system version list.
The fact that Android 7.0 Nougat does not show up on 0.1% of smartphones running Android 20 days after the frustrating official announcement, but it's not a surprise, unfortunately.
Google has already released the version for Nexus devices, of which the search giant has direct responsibility. However, models older than 18 months from its release no longer have upgrade support for new versions, although we still have minor monthly security updates for devices running Android 4.4 or higher.
Opinion by Camila Rinaldi
Most of us will enjoy Android Nougat when buying a new smartphone.
Big G's explanation for this is simple: it happens because of hardware limitations. Already Apple prefers at least give the user the chance to choose to have an updated smartphone, but slow.
As we have published here on the site, and now it is even clearer, most of us will enjoy Android Nougat when buying a new smartphone. So far, only Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6 and LG V20 smartphones are running the new version of the OS.
Also, even with manufacturers' efforts to release Android Marshmallow, released in 2015, only 18.7% has been upgraded to Android 6.0. Android 4.4 KitKat still has 27% of installations, followed by Lollipop, which runs on 35% of Android smartphoens and tablets.
And how long did it take your phone maker to deliver the update for Android 6.0 Marshmallow?
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