November 2017 platform distribution shows an anemic 0.1% increase for Oreo and a larger bump for Nougat
December 2017 platform distribution numbers: Oreo's piece of the pie nearly doubles as Nougat's share continues to grow
January 2018 platform distribution numbers show Oreo still at less than 1%
February 2018 Android platform distribution: Oreo breaks 1% usage and Nougat is finally on top
Android version stats for April 2018 show Oreo sitting at less than 5% after another modest gain
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Android 8.0 has been a low burn since its release last fall. It's been gaining a tenth of a percent here and there on the distribution charts, and Android 8.1 just appeared last month. This month, there's a slightly larger bump that finally pushed the latest and greatest Android up over 1%.
As usual, here are all the numbers compared to last month.
Android version stats, February 2018
|Android version||Previous data (%)||Current data (%)||Change (pp)|
The data is pretty straightforward this month—every version except for Nougat and Oreo lost a few tenths of a percent. That puts Nougat in the lead of all versions, finally beating out Marshmallow. It's 28.5% for Nougat and 28.1% for Marshmallow.
The collective 0.4% rise for Oreo versions leaves the newest platform over 1% usage for the first time. Oreo's growth has remained in lock-step with Nougat's increases last year, and February is no different. This is also when Nougat crossed the 1% barrier last year. If that holds, we can look forward to Oreo being the biggest piece of the pie in a year. We can only hope that Project Treble makes the next round of updates a bit faster.
- Android Developers