The latest Android distribution chart is out on the Google’s Developer website. According to it, Android Oreo is definitely growing but with at a very slow pace. Other OS versions too have gained their share by a few points. The search giant has not yet revealed the Android 8.1 Oreo numbers in the chart. We may expect it to arrive in January 2018’s Android distribution table.
According to the tablet, Android 8.0 Oreo is running on less than 1% of all the Android smartphones. The OS version takes up only 0.5% of the total share, which is a slight increase from 0.3% as compared to last month. This is understandable given that it has reached only in a few devices including Pixel and Nexus branded products. Most of the OEMs are still testing Android Oreo for their smartphones.
Android Nougat 7.0 and 7.1 are at 19.3% and 4% respectively, together taking 23.3% of the total share. This has also increased from last month’s 20.6% share. Android 6.0 Marshmallow has hit 29.7% share, which is a drop from 30.9% from last month.
Like the Marshmallow version, Android Lollipop has also seen a slight drop from November 2017’s 27.2% to this month’s 26.3%. It is likely to go down in future as Oreo and Nougat take up more share over time.
Similarly Android 4.4 KitKat slid from 13.8% to 13.4% this month, while Android Jelly Bean came from 6.2% to 5.9%. Interestingly, Android Ice Cream Sandwich stays intact at 0.5%, while Android Gingerbread comes down by 0.1% to 0.5%.
It is worth adding that Google has already started rolling out Android 8.1 Oreo to Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL devices. The OS version’s rollout was announced few days ago alongside the launch of Android Oreo (Go Edition). The Go Edition OS versions are made for budget smartphones aims to eliminate the issue of Android fragmentation.