Android 8.0 Oreo adoption rate hits 0.5%, Nougat now on 23.3%

Google is out with the Android distribution numbers for December and as per the latest data, Android Oreo jumped up slightly to 0.5 percent, an increase of mere 0.2 percent than 0.3 percent in November.

The latest number is not mind-boggling, but given that there are more than billion of Android devices out there and official Oreo started rolling out two months ago, the increase is significant. For comparison sake, during the same period last year, when Nougat was the latest iteration of Android, it was only present in 0.4 percent of active devices.

Speaking of the other Android versions, Nougat adoption rate climbed from 20.6 percent in November to 23.3 percent in December, an increase of 2.7 percent, while Marshmallow's lost 1.2 percent share of the pie, and is now present on 29.7 percent of active Android devices as compared to November's 30.9 percent. Marshmallow is the still the most widely adapted version of Android.

Android Lollipop adoption in November was 27.7 percent, but as per December's stats it lost 1.4 percent of the pie, and is now running on 26.3 percent devices.

As for the outdated operating system, KitKat is now present on 13.4 percent devices (13.8 percent in November), Jelly Bean on 5.9 percent (6.2 percent in November), and lastly, Ice Cream Sandwhich and Gingerbread stand at 0.5 percent and 0.4 percent respectively.

The Android Distribution numbers are gathered from devices running Android 2.2 accessed the Play Store in a seven-day period ending on December 11, 2017. It's worth mentioning that devices running older Android version like Honeycomb and Froyo are not included. Also devices that don't have Google Play installed like Android phone and tablets in China, are not taken into account as well.   


Kaiser Bey
Kaiser is a tech enthusiast who likes to write, read and talk about tech. He dreams of going to Mars and never come back. We hope that you find his posts on AndroGuider helpful and informative
Android 8.0 Oreo adoption rate hits 0.5%, Nougat now on 23.3% Android 8.0 Oreo adoption rate hits 0.5%, Nougat now on 23.3% Reviewed by Kaiser on 12/12/2017 01:45:00 PM
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