Android distribution: Oreo Grows steadily, 9.0 Pie Still Missing

Though Google failed to report the state of Android distribution for a few months, the tech giant is back on track with the latest statistics for the end of August. The trendy reporting continues – most of the older Android versions are of course shrinking in numbers compare to the recent versions.

Compared to last month, Android OS version 8.0 and 8.1 Oreo growth have improve by more than two percentage points from 12.1% up to 14.6%, which is possibly directly linked to the newly sold Oreo-powered devices. Remarkably, Nougat 7.0 and 7.1 statistics are exactly the same, even though there’s a small drop of 7.0 devices and an upwards trends of 7.1 handsets compared to July. In any case, the Nougat share remains rock-solid at 30.8%.

Furthermore, Google doesn’t display Android versions with less than 0.1% distribution, which probably clarifies why 9.0 Pie numbers is not in the charts. After all, only Google Pixel phones, Essential PH-1 and Sony Xperia XZ3 are running the latest OS version.

Marshmallow has decline in numbers from 23.5% to 22.7% – slight difference – and the same applies to Lollipop devices – from 20.4% down to 19.2%. The other versions appear to have levelled off with less significant differences between July and August’s distribution.

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