After a longer than usual wait (six weeks, to be exact), Google has released the latest Android distribution statistics.
Despite the addition of two more weeks of data, there aren’t any surprises this month: Oreo and Nougat continue to grow their share of the Android pie, albeit at an almost glacial pace, while older versions of Google’s operating system continue to lose ground.
As of this month, Oreo 8.0 and 8.1 are installed on 4.6 percent of active Android devices. Compared to the same time year, Nougat devices accounted for 4.9 percent of the active Android device base. As such, users are adopting Oreo at a slightly slower pace than its predecessor, at least for the time being. With OEMs that ship Android P devices required to support Project Treble, the hope is that the newest version of Android will gain traction faster.
Elsewhere, Marshmallow 6.0, despite a 2.1 percentage point decrease in overall usage, continues to be the most widely available version of Android. As of Google’s latest distribution numbers, Android 6.0 is installed on 26 percent of Android devices that visited the Play Store.