Google has posted the latest distribution statistics for its mobile OS, Android. The results reflect the platform’s results as of October 2, 2017.
The tech giant has updated its Android distribution numbers, as they typically do once per month to show Android’s different adoption rates. Starting with the unsurprising, Marshmallow decreased slightly from 32.2% to just a 32% share over the period. Lollipop is down as well, to 27.7% from 28.8%. Older versions including Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, and KitKat experienced small declines over the period too, as they have for a number of years now.
Last year’s Android Nougat overhaul now sits at 17.8% of the pie, which is up quite a bit from the 15.8% it held near the beginning of September. This combines those on Android 7.0. Android 7.1.1 and Android 7.1.2. Perhaps next month it’ll overcome the 20% threshold, though this is wishful thinking.
In the biggest news, Android 8.0 Oreo, Google’s new overhaul that debuted in August, has made its first appearance on the distribution chart. Manufacturers and carriers are just beginning to roll this out to existing hardware, and it will surely take some time in order for us to see some notable change. As of right now, Oreo has been given a 0.2% share, having been released on select Nexus and Pixel devices but very few others. Hopefully the extra force Google is applying with addition to Project Treble prove to make a difference after last year’s step backward.
SOURCE [Android Developers]