The newest distribution numbers for Android are out, and Oreo makes its first look.
The month-to-month Android Distribution checklist is all the time enjoyable to take a look at. It is an necessary checklist for builders who must know which software program model they need to goal and which options it is smart to incorporate of their utility. It is also enjoyable for us nerds to simply respect how massive and numerous Android actually is.
The newest numbers are out, and Android eight.zero Oreo has made its first look. It solely holds zero.2% of the lively Android set up base, but when we extrapolate that out over the two billion lively Android units, that might be as many as 40 million units on Oreo. That is numerous Pixels, Nexus telephones and Sony Xperia XZ1’s.
Marshmallow nonetheless holds essentially the most customers with 32% of the Android market, with Lollipop trailing it with 27.7%. Nougat gained 2 share factors in market share since final month, and now holds 17.eight%. Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich are nonetheless round with zero.6% every.
If previous years are any indication, we nonetheless have about six months earlier than Oreo begins selecting up steam. This often occurs when the Galaxy S and Galaxy Observe collection get up to date and altogether new units start launching with Oreo because the de facto OS.
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