Mar 20, 2017 09:04 AM EDT
Small Percentage of Android Users are Expected to Upgrade to Android 7.1.2 Nougat; Android Oreo is Hotly Anticipated
Recent reports suggest that less than two percent of Android users have upgraded to Nougat and the rest have quietly settled with their own mobile operating system. This could also be an indication of low number of upgrades on the upcoming Android 7.1.2 Nougat not to mention the hype around the eight version of Android purportedly called Oreo.
Why People Think Upgrading to Android 7.1.2 Nougat is Useless
To a Pixel phone owner, upgrading to Android 7.1.2 Nougat is totally important but to some Android smartphones that fall outside Google's premium window, the new beta is probably not appealing at all. Aside from the limited features offered by Nougat to non-Pixel smartphones, the next beta is reportedly associated with features that could only benefit Google's premium devices.
In relation to that, Rogers, the largest smartphone carrier in Canada has provided a hint as to the release date of Android 7.1.2 Nougat. According to Express, the company is slated to rollout security updates and VoLTE calling to Google Pixel and Pixel phones on April 3 thus, it is immediately concluded that new beta will roll out on that day as well.
Android 7.1.2 Nougat has been released as public beta last January 2017 through Nexus and Pixel phones as well Pixel laptop. Aside from the upcoming security features for Pixel phones, the new "Swipe for Notification" functionality has also been included in the update where users are allowed to bring up their phone alerts through swiping the sensor instead of the screen.
Android 8 or Oreo is the Next Big Thing
Amidst the waiting on Android 7.1.2 Nougat, a sparkling rumor about the imminent release of Android 8.0 or fondly called as "Oreo" have started surfacing the internet which makes it as one of the hotly anticipated OS in the history of mobile. The new OS is expected to be associated with three new features, BGR reported.
The first one is Copy Less where the phone automatically copies information from a source that appears to be relevant on the user's end based on his e-mail or text messages. Second, is a feature from iOS where the user can tap an address and look for it through Google Map. Third is bringing up the contact by drawing the letter "C" in the screen.