So with the latest Android usage figures out, we can see finally there’s a slight shift in numbers of users migrating to the Marshmallow and Nougat versions of the operating system.

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Most surprising is the growth of v6.0 Marshmallow, which has grown by about 25%, despite it not actually being the latest version of Android for a few months now.  Version 7 grew by just a measly 0.1%, whilst v5.x remained the most popular OS version with v4.x still having strong numbers still coming in at just under 40% of users.

This proves that Android version fragmentation is still a major issue for Google as consumers as well as businesses prefer to stick to what they know and what works, rather than keep up with the latest OS updates.

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