Android Oreo creeps up to 0.5% while Marshmallow dominates December’s distribution chart

It’s that time again where we take a look at the world of Android to check how the various flavors are performing. December’s figures show that the Android 8.0 Oreo is slowly gaining momentum as more devices get updated to the latest version of the Android operating system, with Nougat making strides in its efforts to catch Marshmallow. 

The changes from November are as follows:

Even Gingerbread’s needle moved since November, losing a tenth of a percent of its share, while Ice Cream Sandwich managed to hold on to its 0.5% without making a loss. The big mover of the month is Nougat with 2.7% growth, with Marshmallow moving in the opposite direction by losing 1.2% of its share of the Android platform. At the current rate, it’s quite possible that Nougat may grab the top spot in February. By that time, we may start seeing Oreo 8.1 appearing to help its 8.0 sibling in the race towards the top of the chart.

Source: Android Developers

About the Author: Peter Holden

He's been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries a Pixel 2 XL, Huawei P20 Pro, and a Huawei MediaPad M5 (8.4) around in his pockets. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he's an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).

  • xgman

    This fragmentation is really awful and embarrassing, Maybe one day years from now this will be dealt with somehow.