Published: Tue, November 14, 2017
Research | By Raquel Erickson

Android Oreo runs on 0.3 percent of devices: Google

It has been over six weeks since the Google's Android version 8.0 Oreo was announced, but still, it seems that the adoption of the latest Android version is yet a distinct dream. The latest distribution numbers from Google reveal that the Android Oreo is inching closer to 1 percent of active Android devices though it may take couple of more months. To note, the figures are gathered from devices visiting the Google Play app, which only supports Android 2.2 and above.

As you can see, Android 7 Nougat was the big victor in the November distribution chart with a gain of 2.8% over its October results.

Ahead in the report, Android 5.0 and 5.1 Lollipop, now supports 6.4 and 20.8 percent devices respectively, which makes it the second most used operating system after Marshmallow. You can find the full list of Android versions and their corresponding distribution numbers in the picture attached.

His graph also highlights that there are now more than a billion devices that are two years out of date. Even though it made its debut on the market back in August, the latest version of Android hasn't been adopted by too many smartphone companies.

In terms of features, Android Oreo is equipped with a customizable system for managing notifications, which can be grouped by type of application to facilitate access. Two-year-old Android Lollipop and below now account for about half of all Android devices. Last month, Android Oreo was reported running on 0.2 percent of Android devices, and it has now reached 0.3 percent of active devices. And device manufacturers need to meet several requirements to enable Treble.

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