Android’s latest distribution numbers are here, and Oreo is still struggling

After a brief delay and accidentally skipped month, Google has released the distribution numbers for Android’s current variety of operating systems. The last we’d heard about this came from January’s numbers, and there are a few things Google should be proud of and a few things they probably need to address.

The latest and greatest from Google, Android 8.1 Oreo, has barely moved. In January it was running on 0.2% of devices, and now it’s bumped up just barely to 0.5%. Not only is half a percent pretty terrible on its own right on the twilight of a new Android version, but it’s not really making any headway.

Bright side, Android 8.0 Oreo has climbed a bit, and Android 7.0 and Android 7.1 (both Nougat) have broken 30%, marking about 1/3rd of all Android devices at least running something semi-recent. Marshmallow’s still clinging to its 26% market share, though.

On the bright side, at this rate we should finally see Gingerbread die before the holidays. Get your champagne ready.

source: Android

About the Author: Jared Peters

Born in southern Alabama, Jared spends his working time selling phones and his spare time writing about them. The Android enthusiasm started with the original Motorola Droid, but the tech enthusiasm currently covers just about everything. He likes PC gaming, Lenovo's Moto Z line, and a good productivity app.

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  • pda96

    I wished articles like this don’t get published anymore. Google is not like Apple. It lacks the authority to control the OEMs. It’s also very possible that Google is not really that interested in forcing the OEMs to perform timely updates either. Android fragmentation is a fact of life. And it will continue until the end of time. Android users should just accept this and get on with life.