Google has shared with us the latest distribution numbers for its mobile OS, Android. The results reflect the platform’s results as of mid-November.
The search giant has updated the Android distribution statistics, as is the case once each month. To begin with the unsurprising, Marshmallow decreased last month from 32% to having only a 30.9% share. Lollipop came down from 27.7% to 27.2%, and much older versions including Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, and KitKat continued to experience minor declines over the period as well.
Last year’s Android Nougat overhaul saw the biggest gain last month, now sitting at 20.6% of the pie, which is up from the 17.8% share it held at the beginning of October. This combines those on Android 7.0. Android 7.1.1 and Android 7.1.2. It’s good to see that now 1 in 5 Android devices run Nougat.
Android 8.0 Oreo, the latest of Google’s major system overhauls that debuted in August, made next to no movement after debuting on the chart last month. Manufacturers and carriers are just beginning to roll out the update to existing hardware, and it will surely take time in order for us to see some notable change. But as for right now, if you really want to know, Oreo rose from its initial 0.2% share to 0.3% of the Android market. Hopefully the extra force Google is applying with addition to Project Treble, prove to make a difference soon.
SOURCE [Android Developers]