Android Oreo hits 0.2% adoption after 1 month

Android Oreo hits 0.2% adoption after 1 month

Android Oreo hits 0.2% adoption after 1 month

It might be a long shot, but Android has released the latest statistics of software distribution, and Oreo has finally seen the light.

Now. only the Pixel devices like Pixel, Pixel XL and Pixel C along with some Nexus devices like Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, and Nexus Player have received the Android 8.0 Oreo update.

Google's Platform Versions tool uses data gathered from the Google Play Store app, which requires Android 2.2 and above.

After the gradual rollout of Android 8.0 Oreo, Google is now starting to work on the Android 8.0 Oreo Beta update for Android Wear.

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Google's stats also show that adoption of Nougat is on the up, with Android versions 7.0 and 7.1 increasing their share of active devices by 2 per cent to 17.8 per cent. Given the dynamics of carrier network testing, OEM testing, chip testing, among other factors, it'll be a few months before the Oreo update is made available to a majority of Android users. These stats show that the market share of Android Nougat is slowly increasing. It is followed by Android Lollipop that is running on 27.7 percent devices. However, the numbers should rise by end of the year as many smartphone brands like Samsung, Nokia, Sony and Motorola amongst others have promised Oreo updates for their smartphones.

There's no doubt that Google is playing with good cards by launching a beta program to Android versions.

According to October's distribution chart, Android 7.0 Nougat rose by 1.6% to 15.8% while Android 7.1 Nougat saw an increase of 0.4% to 2.0%. Rounding things out is Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread, both of which held steady at 0.6 percent usage. Despite that slip, Marshmallow is still the most-used version of Android. Android KitKat is now on 14.5 per cent of active devices, seeing a small drop from the previous month.

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