Less Than 1% Of Android Devices Run Android 8 Oreo

Less Than 1% Of Android Devices Run Android 8 Oreo

A month after Google started the distribution of the latest version of the Android operating system, only 0.2 percent of devices are now running Android 8.1 Oreo, as revealed by the official January 2018 Android distribution numbers which were released by the Mountain View-based search giant on Monday. Even today, in 2018, Samsung recently launched a budget tablet running Android 5.1 Lollipop which was launched back in 2015. Android Nougat has seen a growth of 3% whereas Android Oreo has seen a nominal growth of 0.2%, and, their total share in the Android distribution chart is now 26.3% and 0.7% respectively.

Google sure has been very picky in rolling out the update, even after almost five months since releasing Android 8.0 Oreo to the public. And, a quick look at these numbers indicate that while the older versions of Android have dipped in shares, the recent versions of Android like Nougat and Oreo are climbing up the ladders.

Android's latest 8.0 Oreo update seems to be stuck at 0.5 per cent from last month.

Android 8 Oreo On Pixel 2 XL
Android 8 Oreo On Pixel 2 XL

You can download the APK to bring Portrait Mode to your Android Nougat device here. Even though it is no longer the latest version of Google's operating system, there are new handsets that are still shipping with Android Nougat pre-installed, which may further contribute to the increase in its market share.

While Android Marshmallow still has the largest share of the market, there has been a steady drop as the numbers have come down from 29.7 percent last month to 28.6 percent for the current month. Android KitKat (4.4) slipped to 12.8 percent this month, while Android Jelly Bean (4.1-4.3) fell to 5.6 percent usage this month. It is also surprising to see that the share for Android Gingerbread at 0.4 percent of the market, considering the fact that it was launched 7 years ago. Android Lollipop had a share of 25.1% made up of Android 5.0 (5.7%) and Android 5.1 (19.4%). There are two reasons to expect Oreo to start picking up steam over the next few months.

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