Google's April distribution numbers confirm Android Oreo market share is on the rise

Google's April distribution numbers confirm Android Oreo market share is on the rise
Google has just published the official Android distribution numbers for the month of April and at first glance, it looks like Oreo doesn't do better than Nougat did the same period last year.

There's a major increase from February 2018 when Android Oreo market share was barely above 1%. According to the latest numbers, Oreo is now on close to 5% of the devices out there, a small number considering Android P is just around the corner.

However, it's not unusual for a new version of Android to do so poorly in terms of market share, even after almost a year of the official announcement. It happened before with Marshmallow and Nougat, so it looks like that's something that consumers will have to get used to.

Last April, Android 7.0 Nougat had 4.5% market share, whereas Android 8.0 Oreo is reportedly on 4.1% of devices. The difference is negligible and probably due to the fact that many handset makers like HTC, Honor, Motorola, and LG have yet to launch their flagships.

You can find the rest of the numbers in the image above, but it's worth noting older Android versions like Lollipop, KitKat and JellyBean have had their percentages decreased, while Nougat's market share increased a bit.

source: Google

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12 Comments

1. RevolutionA

Posts: 392; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

Still pity small though and when it raises by 1%, Android P will be out. What's the point of these slow droids.

2. Onespot

Posts: 52; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

if you want fast update ,.. get Pixel or Oneplus devices

6. andrewc31394

Posts: 290; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

isn't oneplus the company that originally had a horrible track record with updating their phones?

8. sgodsell

Posts: 7190; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The only idiots are people who think that 4.6% is a small percentage when talking about Android smartphones or devices in general. Sales of smartphones 2015. Android 1.181 billion, iPhones 226 million 2016. Android 1.262 billion, iPhones 216 million 2017. Android 1.320 billion, iPhones 214 million Just look at the last two years alone that is 2.582 billion Android smartphones alone. So if you take 4.6% of 2.582 billion works out to 119 million Android smartphones running on Oero. That's not including the over 300 million Android smartphones that are sold in Q1 2018.

9. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

What about profits???? Android profits are like crumbs compared to iPhone profits. You know why? Android phones are low quality cheap bricks made for poor people. ASP of Android is like $200 while iPhone is $700.....lolzzzzz

12. theunspoken

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 06, 2017

Wait until you become poor, life will teach you a lesson.

11. Venom

Posts: 3400; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Chill out and stop getting so defensive on Android articles. Whether you want to admit it or not, this is a real problem with some Android OEMs lagging behind on the Oreo update. Those numbers should be much higher imo and there's no reason for them to wait so long. P is going to be out sooner than you think, which means everyone is going to be behind yet again.

10. lyndon420

Posts: 6723; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

My LG V30 is running 8.0. (Rogers - Canada)

4. iushnt

Posts: 3085; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

That’s how it has always been.

3. ajebulon

Posts: 10; Member since: Dec 21, 2017

I think Oreo market share doesn't always mean that the number of devices upgraded to (or shipped with) Oreo is increasing. It may also mean that devices with older Android version are no longer being used. CMIIW

5. irossdrummer

Posts: 366; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

Hey at least Nougat is pretty huge

7. bucky

Posts: 3776; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

These numbers are always on the rise in spring. Galaxy series alone lifts it.

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