Appears on Android 8.0 Orio Distribution Number, Marshmallow is the Most Used
Android 8.0 Oreo was launched in August and is only available for Google’s Pixel and Nexus lineups. The operating system is expected to be available for OnePlus 5 and Nokia 8 next week.
Android 8.0 Orio, the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system, has for the first time appeared on Android distribution numbers. Android Orio was launched in late August and reached 0.2 percent market share. The operating system is only available for Google’s Pixel and Nexus range devices.
Android Nougat, meanwhile, rose 2 percent to 17.8 percent last month. The numbers are based on data collected over a 7-day period ending October 2, 2017. Android 7.0 Nougat currently runs 15.8 percent of devices, while version 7.1 uses 2 percent of active devices.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow, announced almost two years ago, continues to be the most popular version of Android. The operating system is now running on 32 percent of devices where Lollipop has reached 27.7 percent share. Android 5.0 Lollipop is on 6.7 percent of devices while Android 5.1 Lollipop is on 21 percent of devices. Android 4.4 KitKat powers 14.5 percent of devices, while Jelly Bean versions use about 6.6 percent of devices. The market share of gingerbread and ice cream sandwiches has now stagnated at 0.6 percent.
Android 8.0 Orio started rolling out as an OTA update in late August and early September. The newer version of Android brings support for Project Treble, which aims to fix the fragmentation issue that causes huge delays in the rollout of major updates on all devices.
In the coming months, Android 8.0 Oreo is expected to roll out for Samsung’s flagship Galaxy smartphone, OnePlus device and Nokia’s full smartphone lineup. As the update hits more devices, it will gain market share and is expected to be available for more devices by the end of this year.