After nearly six months, Android Oreo finally breaks 1% market share

After nearly six months, Android Oreo finally breaks 1% market share
Google has just released the Android distribution numbers for the month of February. At first glance, the situation looks terrible for those hoping that Oreo will pick up the pace and improve its market share.

However, looking back at the same numbers one year ago, we can confirm that deployment of new Android platforms is within the parameters. Google announced today that Android Oreo has finally passed 1% market share worldwide, which is exactly what Android Nougat did exactly one year ago.

Apparently, Android Oreo is now running on 1.1% of devices, while Android Nougat is now at 28.6%. Android Marshmallow is still going strong with 28.1% market share, followed by Lollipop with 24.6%.

Finally, Android KitKat still counts for 12% market share, whereas Jelly Bean, Ice Cream Sandwich, and Gingerbread are the least used Android OSes with 5%, 0.4$ and 0.3% distribution.

Keep in mind that the numbers you see above have been collected during a 7-day period ending on February 5. Also, the oldest Android versions with less than 0.1% distribution aren't listed.

source: Google



1. Seany

Posts: 94; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

That's pretty bad shows how bad and slow Android updates are

2. southernzombie

Posts: 357; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Does it really? The update has been out. The update is ready. Android users are just waiting on either manufacturers to either reskin it i.e. Samsung Experience, HTC Sense, and whatever LG calls theirs, combined with the fact that they have to wait on carriers/manufacturers to push the update thru. Can't blame Android/Google for that. All the google phones have it.

4. blingblingthing

Posts: 978; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Exactly, not Google's fault. And if you love Android updates, you're likely rooted and running a ROM. I'm using a LG G3 with a CrDroid 8.1 rom.

6. Paximos

Posts: 283; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

You and the zombie guy are writing off google rather quickly. They should push OEMs to do better, after all it is the reputation of Android that is on the line here.

8. CDexterWard

Posts: 86; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

How are you liking the 8.1 rom? I still have my LG G3 in the drawer. I ran to an S7 when it went on sale because I thought my G3 would cook like my wife's, but I still have mine on Fulmics and have 2 (!) spare batteries, so always secretly hoping I can keep it going.

10. andrewc31394

Posts: 298; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

everyone always trying to shift the blame but it doesn't change the facts that most phone take 6 months to a year for an update. I get Google isn't to blame but shifting the blame does nothing to remedy the situation.

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 31339; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

This would be laughable, if we all didn’t know why. Androids gift is also its curse...openness. On one hand, it’s the best OS out there...On the other, only select (mostly premium devices) really get the latest greatest. I’m good , cause I only rock Notes, and the S.

5. tani24

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 24, 2015

Well, I already have it on my hTC 10 and the phone just flies :)!

7. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

That's really soo bad!

9. gamehead unregistered

Google needs to do better

12. antonmassoud

Posts: 89; Member since: Oct 22, 2016

But it won't be the same for the next year, it will be much better

13. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

I hope Project Treble will make big changes in this regard. But I wonder if some OEMs will provide updates for more than 2-3 years for flagships. If the flagships get updates(OS not just security) for 4 years or more, it'll be wonderful. But well, its more of a wishful thinking right now. Atleast the custom ROMs are gonna come sooner and will be more stable for the Treble supported phones. I might finally use them.

14. Poptart2828

Posts: 431; Member since: Jan 23, 2018

I don't get what's the big deal with having the latest android. My phone is running nougat and it flies without any stuttering. It also offers every bell and whistle I could ask for and then some. I'm happy with whatever the phone is running because I've yet to see a difference

17. Pigaro

Posts: 87; Member since: May 15, 2016

When android came, they used 2 to 3 years before upgrading but now only 1 year. So how can we buy new phones every year, it will be difficult. They have to give us time. I haven't enjoyed nougat to the fullest and they have brought oreo and about to bring android p.


Posts: 202; Member since: Dec 08, 2012

That's because power users are the greatest cash cow. Google knows most of them will rush to buy new devices, just for the sake of having "greatest and latest".

18. Arashmahmoodi25

Posts: 132; Member since: Apr 07, 2017

Buy pixel 2. ( If u have alot of money )

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