Android Pie is a no-show in latest distribution numbers; Oreo reaches new high

Android Pie is a no-show in latest distribution numbers; Oreo reaches new high
The latest Android distribution numbers have been published and, rather disappointingly, Android 9 Pie is still a no-show.

According to the latest data, Oreo now sits on a total of 19.2% of devices, this represents a considerable increase of 4.6 percentage points in just one month. Moreover, it is 3.4% higher than what Nougat achieved one year ago. Speaking of which, the 2016 version of Android takes the biggest slice of the Pie with a combined 29.3% which is actually a rather large decline over last month’s 30.8%.

Elsewhere, Marshmallow sits in second place with 21.6% and 2014’s Android Lollipop still sits on a whopping 18.3% of devices. Lastly, looking at the older versions, KitKat follows with 7.8%, Jelly Bean is still running on 3.2% of Android smartphones and, rather defiantly, both Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread are still hanging on with 0.3% each. 

Considering Oreo has reached a significantly higher percentage number than Nougat managed in its first year, things can only be set to improve for Android 9 Pie. After all, with the help of Project Treble, updates are set to be pushed out quicker than ever. This appears to be true even for Samsung, which recently saw its Android 9 Pie software build leak.

source: Android



8. Trex95

Posts: 2402; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Try out the pie on pixel 2xl it’s kinda mixed of Samsung touchwiz, iOS and windows phone OS!.

7. path45th

Posts: 407; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

I think Samsung should have offered Pie from day one. When they charge $1000 for a phone they should be morally responsible to offer the latest OS.

5. Mrmark

Posts: 430; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

Does it make phone calls text and view internet..... Not sure what else it needs .

3. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

Pie only went official at the very end of August. Plus the first Android smartphone to officially launch with Android Pie is the Xperia XZ3.

9. Trex95

Posts: 2402; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

You mean the first android OEM’s smartphone. Pie already runs on pixel and one plus.

10. flakko

Posts: 7; Member since: Dec 21, 2017

Yes, he said "officially launch with...".

2. NateDiaz

Posts: 1094; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

It'll reach 1% by the time Android Q is announced.

1. dubaiboy78

Posts: 466; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

I'm lucky to have Android Pie on my OP6!!!

4. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

Well at least 48.5% of those Android devices now have access to use Vulcan Graphics, instead of the older and slower OpenGL ES.

6. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Not everyone is lucky as you son.

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