Android N Almost Ready and Marshmallow Just in The 7.5% of Smartphones… Anyone Said Fragmentation?

The Google I/O Conference It gave kick off yesterday with many new features. Mountain View’s hopped on stage to confirm the arrival of Google Home, your new device for home that draws on the intelligence of Google Assistant. There was also space for the virtual reality platform Daydream and, of course, Android N.

We already knew some details of which will be the next major update of the system, but yesterday showed us the new preliminary version of Android-Android N 3 Preview for friends. There are many developments that will come with this installment, but Android still has a pending matter: fragmentation. With 6.0 Android Marshmallow installed in 7.5% of devices and Android N just around the corner, the mosaic of Android is further divided.

The pace of adoption of new versions of Android is slow and painful. According to data published Google in early may, the most used version is still Android Lollipop, adding a 35.6% fee (16.2% for version 5.0) and 19.4% for the 5.1, followed by 4.4 Android Kit Kat with a 32.5%. Different Android Jelly Bean deliveries are 20.1% of the pie, and yet if you resist with Android Gingerbread (2.2%) and Ice Cream Sandwich (2%) – up to Froyo maintains its presence with a 0.1%, although it is possible that at this stage it is already gone.

Without news on the front

Android N still has no name (although, if you want, you can help Google decide) and the final version will not arrive until after the summer. They are just a few months in which Android 6.0 Marshmallow could expand its share, but we do not expect a dramatic change in the distribution of updates.

The fragmentation is and will be the pending issue for Android, a problem the open nature of the platform product. In addition, while manufacturers continue ignoring the middle and low ranges, updates will continue Jig beyond the flagship of turn.

In fact, one of the novelties of Android N has to do with updates. They will now be less intrusive, they run in the background and avoided us interminable waits. If you have a Nexus, clear.

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