Android 8.0 Oreo is on the charts, pre-Marshmallow versions are shrinking

The latest numbers are in and Oreo is on the charts! True, version 8.0 measured just 0.2% of all Androids out there but we think that number will grow quickly at the end of the year when a variety of flagships get the update.

As for older versions, 7.0 Nougat grew 2 percentage points while 6.0 Marshmallow remained flat. On the plus side, Lollipop, KitKat and all the other older versions are shrinking slowly but surely.

Version Codename API Distribution
2.3.3 – 2.3.7 Gingerbread 10 0.6%
4.0.3 – 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich 15 0.6%
4.1.x Jelly Bean 16 2.3%
4.2.x 17 3.3%
4.3 18 1.0%
4.4 KitKat 19 14.5%
5.0 Lollipop 21 6.7%
5.1 22 21.0%
6.0 Marshmallow 23 32.0%
7.0 Nougat 24 15.8%
7.1 25 2.0%
8.0 Oreo 26 0.2%

There’s a growing movement among manufacturers to reduce the modifications they make to Android – HMD for one has committed to updating even its entry-level phones all the way to Android P. Project Treble will surely help as well.

[“Source-timesofindia”]