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

14 November 2017

According to the latest data released by Google, the latest operating system has only reached 0.3 percent of the device.

At the moment, Android Marshmallow stands at 30.9 percent, making it the most used version of Android.

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Despite launching in August, Android 8.0 only made its debut with last month's distribution numbers.

Meanwhile, Android 7.0 rose 1.8 percentage points to 17.6%, while 7.1 saw a one point increased to 3%. Other versions of Android such as Jelly Bean, Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread account for 7.2 percent market share in 2017. While Android 8.0 Oreo is steadily making a progress, it isn't as significant yet.

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Just like Android 8.1, this is still in beta and there is no official announcement on when it will move into the stable stage and be ready to consumers. The previous generation iOS 10 is only running at 26.48 percent and rest 5.65 percent is of older version running on iPhones and iPads.

Android Oreo comes with numerous enhancements over the Android Nougat such as faster booting, extended battery life by cutting down on unnecessary activities of apps in the background, more fluid experiences to phones and tablets as well as improvements in security via Google Play Protect that checks suspicious activities and malware in applications. Lastly, an auto-fill function will allow users to automatically fill in text fields when accessing services or making payments.

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