Finally, Android Froyo is history, Goodbye
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It’s taken a lot of time, but has at last happened; Froyo also known as Android v2.2 operating system is no more in the monthly Android Distribution chart. This indicates that now there would be less than 0.1 percent devices that are there in the market, which run Froyo.

Given how old this operating system is, it’s surprising that it managed to stay this long in the market. Well, on the other hand, the other thing that’s taking long is Android 7.0 and 7.1 Nougat, which did see a jump from 0.4 percent to 0.7 percent this month, but still less than 1 percent.

Android v2.3 Gingerbread too has a small chunk of the market. Google might be trying to rush up in demising the old Android versions, as last year in November the company pointed in raising the minimum requirement for Android version support, which does not feature Android v2.3 OS (Gingerbread) and Android v3.0 OS (Honeycomb).



Meanwhile, that latest Nougat operating system is finding it difficult to infiltrate the market, although it did see a jump from four percent to seven percent, but is still considerably slow. Nougat being exclusive for only some models, might put it in the back foot to making it big in the market.

With the New Year already in place, major smartphones coming here on, especially the flagships and high end ones will be launched with Nougat OS out-of-the-box, but the update of the same on existing phones is still quiet slow.

That being said, Lollipop still is the most used, with almost 33.4 percent market share, followed with Marshmallow that owns 29.6 percent, Kitkat with 22.6 percent and Jelly Bean has 11.6 percent.

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