Google is ending support for signing into its apps from very old versions of Android. The company stated that this is necessary in order to protect the account's privacy and security.
After over six months, Google has finally released new usage share statistics for the different versions of its Android operating system. Android 9.0 Pie is now on 10.4% of all Google Play devices.
Google today published its Android usage breakdown, the first report that it has released since May 7. The report shows that Android 8.0 is now on 10.1% of devices, but 8.1 is only on 2%.
Since the Android usage stats arrived late last month, it's no surprise that the list of different versions have barely moved in the last few weeks. However, it does show a trend - slow adoption.
Almost eight months after the latest major Android update was released, Oreo is now installed on 4.6% of all Google Play Android devices, although only 0.5% are on the latest version, 8.1.
Google published its monthly usage breakdown for Android devices this week, showing that Nougat is finally the most popular version of the OS, and Oreo is finally on over 1% of Google Play devices.
Google released its monthly Android usage share breakdown today, showing that almost four months after its release, Android 8.0 Oreo is still only installed on 0.5% of all Google Play devices.
Just over a month after it was announced, Android Oreo made it onto Google's monthly Android usage report, with 0.2% of active Google Play devices. 7.x Nougat is now on 17.8% of them.
Over a year after it was released, Android Nougat is only on 15.8% of Google Play devices, although just 1.6% are on the latest version, 7.1. Marshmallow gained some usage, and the rest declined.
Nearly a year after it was released, Android Nougat is only on 13.5% of Google Play devices, although just 1.2% are on the latest version, 7.1. Marshmallow gained some usage, and the rest declined.
Ten months after its release, Android 7.0 Nougat has reached 10.6% of devices. Marshmallow had reached 15.2% within ten months of its rollout starting, and it's more than doubled since then, to 31.8%.
Google released its monthly breakdown of Android usage today, and while 7.0 Nougat saw yet another strong gain, the latest version, 7.1, remains at 0.6% nearly seven months after its release.
Google released its monthly breakdown of Android usage today, and while Nougat is still making gains, usage of the latest version of the OS, 7.1, saw only a modest improvement at just 0.5% of devices.
Google released its monthly breakdown of Android usage today, and while Nougat is still making gains, usage of the latest version of the OS, 7.1, remains stagnant at just 0.4% of Google Play devices.
Almost seven months after the latest major Android update was released, Nougat is now installed on 2.8% of all Google Play Android devices, although only 0.4% are on the latest version, 7.1.
As the company promised back in November, Google has finally deprecated both Android 2.3.x Gingerbread and 3.x Honeycomb with the latest Google Play Services update, which is version 10.2.
The newest versions of Android are now installed on just 1.2% of the platform's active devices, while 6.0 Marshmallow continues to grow, pushing past the 30% usage milestone for the first time.
Google has released its monthly usage statistics for Android versions. Android 7.0 and 7.1 Nougat together add up to 0.7% of all devices running the OS, and Froyo has finally dropped off of the list.
Android 7.0 Nougat is now on just 0.4% of devices, up by a pitiful 0.1% compared with last month - but a year after its release, 6.0 Marshmallow has finally overtaken the three-year-old 4.4 KitKat.
Google has announced that it is increasing the minimum API level for Google Play services from 9 to 14, which will make Android 4.0.1 Ice Cream Sandwich the oldest supported version of the OS.
Marshmallow has been available to manufacturers for almost a year now, but hasn't yet reached 20% of devices, while Android 4.4 KitKat - which was released nearly three years ago - is on 27.7%.
Android 7.0 Nougat will be released soon - but ten months after the rollout of version 6.0 Marshmallow began, it's now installed on just 15% of Android devices, and its growth rate has slowed.
Marshmallow is now installed on 13.3% of active Android devices, following its largest monthly increase so far - but Android 7.0 Nougat is fast approaching, and is due to arrive this summer.
Eight months after its rollout began, Google's latest figures show that Android 6.0 Marshmallow has finally passed the 10% milestone, but the release of Android 7.0 is fast approaching.
Sixteen months after its rollout began, Android 5.x Lollipop has finally overtaken KitKat as the most-used version of the OS - but after five months of availability, 6.0 Marshmallow is at just 2.3%.
Android 6.0 was released in early October - but the latest version of the OS is now installed on just 1.2% of active devices, indicating an even slower rollout rate than Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Android 6.0 began rolling out on October 5, but still hasn't reached 1% of active devices. 5.x Lollipop grew by 3.1% compared with last month, but the two-year old 4.4 KitKat still leads with 36.1%.
Version 5.x Lollipop now accounts for 29.5% of active Android devices - but two months after 6.0 Marshmallow began its rollout, just 0.5% of devices are running the latest version of the OS.
A year after its rollout began, Lollipop has finally reached a quarter of active Android devices - but the vast majority of devices are still running much older versions of the OS.
Eleven months after it was first announced, 5.x Lollipop builds are now on 21% of active Android devices - but with 6.0 Marshmallow now weeks away, it's Android 4.4 KitKat that continues to dominate.
Google's latest figures show that Android 5.x builds have now been installed on 18.1% of active devices - but while all other versions dropped in usage, Android 4.4 KitKat actually saw an increase.
Nearly eight months after Google announced Android 5.0 Lollipop, the percentage of devices running the newest versions is finally in double-digits - but 4.4 KitKat still dominates the platform.
Almost seven months after Google announced the latest version of its Android OS, over 90% of devices are still running versions up to five years old - but the Lollipop rollout is gaining momentum.
Six months after Google announced Android 5.0, just 5.4% of Android devices now have Lollipop - which means it's still on fewer devices than Android 2.3 Gingerbread or 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
A special version of BlackBerry Messenger is being developed by the company for Android 2.3.3, in an effort to target the 21% of Android users still stuck on the older version of the OS.
The official LiveLeak app has released for Android, promising mobile access to all the Russian dashcam videos you'll ever want and then some more. An iOS app remains in the works as well.
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean has seen a boost in OS adoption after Google changed the algorithm by which they judge marketshare numbers. The increased share is a good sign, but Gingerbread 2.3 still rules.
The Skype app that will be made available for BlackBerry 10 owners will in fact be based on the Android version of the VoIP app, according to a post on the Skype support website.
About 7 months after its official release, Jelly Bean accounts for just 13.6% of Android devices. With only a few months until the next version of the OS comes, out it's clear Google has a problem.
Google has just replaced its Jelly Bean statue which overheated and melted earlier this summer. The new revamped statue is melt resistant and is built to last this time round.