Google has let us know the latest distribution numbers for its mobile operating system, Android. The statistics we’re about to rundown reflect the platform’s results as of September 12, 2017.
Google has now posted updated Android distribution numbers, as they do once each much to indicate the platform’s adoption to scale. Marshmallow took a downward turn for the first time over the recent month, decreasing from a 32.3% share to a 32.2% chunk. Lollipop is also down, from 29.2% to 28.8%. Older versions including Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, and KitKat experienced small declines over the period as well.
The major change from last month to this month has to do with Android Nougat, Last month, Nougat stood at 13.5%, and the version now obtains a 15.8% share, jumping above the 15% threshold for the first time. This combines those on Android 7.0. Android 7.1.1 and Android 7.1.2.
Android 8.0 Oreo, Google’s new overhaul, made its debut last month, however, it remains to be seen on the distribution chart. Manufacturers and carriers are just beginning to push it to existing hardware, but it will surely take time in order for us to see some change. We expect to see Oreo make its way onto the graph next month, having been released on select Nexus and Pixel devices already. Hopefully Google’s extra force with the addition of Project Treble will prove to be a real difference maker in the adoption rate of Google’s new software build.
SOURCE [Android Developers]