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
May 2018 Android platform distribution shows Oreo at 5.7%
Google's July 2018 Android platform update shows Oreo usage more than doubling since May
August 2018 Android platform distribution numbers are out: Oreo up another 2.5%, no sign of Pie (yet)
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The big news today is all from Google I/O today, but that's not all we have to talk about. The developer dashboard has also gotten an update with new platform distribution numbers. So, Oreo is huge now, right? No, it's at a modest 5.7% usage share. That's up from just under 5% last time. That's behind Nougat's pace last year.
Here's a breakdown of this month's numbers.
Android version stats, May 2018
|Android version||Previous data (%)||Current data (%)||Change (pp)|
Oreo versions are up a little more than one point in total, which isn't necessarily bad. However, Nougat hit 7.1% last year at this time. Android 7.1 is also up slightly this month, and everything else is down or flat. Those older versions are stubbornly sticking around. Someone out there is still using Gingerbread.
Presumably, Treble will make Android P a bit faster next time. It should at least, theoretically, mean OEMs can update their devices faster. We can only hope.
- Android Developers