Android Oreo will soon save some storage space due to inactive apps

15 November, 2017, 02:01 | Author: Jacqueline Daniels
  • Android Oreo will soon save some storage space due to inactive apps

We all have apps installed on our phones that we simply don't use.

Google has been trying to tackle the crippling issue of Android fragmentation for years now, but the latest evidence seems to prove the firm's efforts are futile.

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Google's Project Treble promises to help speed up vendor releases of new Android versions, but only devices like the new Pixel 2 that ship with Android Oreo can take advantage of it.

So, here are the detailed Android platform share figures, with comparison to the previous month for some context... Last year's version, Android 7.0/7.1 Nougat, is building up a head of steam in its efforts to overtake Android 6 Marshmallow.

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Luu attributes the malaise to a combination of three possible factors; Android growth is slowing down, Android device turnover is slowing down and that fewer devices are receiving updates. This percentage also gives us an idea of how many Google Pixel and Nexus devices are there is the market at the time of writing. He found that the proportion of devices that are the most outdated is even greater today than in 2014. "In May 2017, Google announced that there are over two billion active Android devices. Given Android's update model, we should expect approximately 0% of those devices to ever get updated to a modern version of Android". This is just a beta, as mentioned, but it's broadly available for anyone interested enough in the Oreo update to try out pre-release software.

To put that into perspective, over 50% of all iOS devices have already been updated to iOS 11 less than two months after launch.

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In terms of features, Android Oreo is equipped with a customizable system for managing notifications, which can be grouped by type of application to facilitate access.

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