Android distribution numbers for August are in; Oreo gains 2.5 percentage points

Android distribution numbers for August are in; Oreo gains 2.5 percentage points
The August Android distribution numbers are in, and any thoughts you had about Android 9.0 showing up in the results were strictly pie-in-the-sky on your part. Based on all of the Android devices that visited the Google Play Store over the last seven days, less than .1% of Android phones and tablets are running the latest and greatest build of Android.

Well, it seems that Android 7.0 Nougat is currently powering the most Android phones with a combined 30.8% share between Android 7.0 (10.5%) and Android 7.1 (20.3%). That is the same exact figure reported for Nougat last month. Android 8.0 and 8.1 Oreo can be found on 14.6% of Android devices, up from 12.1% in the last report. When you study these figures, you understand why Android 9.0 Pie isn't even listed. More phones need to be running Oreo before we see Pie represented. Currently, Android 9.0 is available only on Pixel handsets and the Essential Phone.

After Nougat, the next most widely used build is Android 6.0 Marshmallow, found on 22.7% (down from July's 23.5%) of phones and tablets running Google's open source operating system. Android 5.0 and 5.1 Lollipop remain on 19.2% of devices followed by Android 4.4 KitKat's 8.6%.

JellyBean (4.1.x-4.1.3) still runs 3.5% of Android devices while Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0.3-4.0.4) and Gingerbread (2.3.3-2.37) each are on .3% of the units that visited the Play Store in the last week. Strangely, Gingerbread's share actually rose by .1 percentage point from July.


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14 Comments

1. cocoy

Posts: 460; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

Man, I was surprised there are still people using the 2.3 Android version. I can't imagine the agony for waiting the apps to launch on their devices. Kudos to Android! This means that Android OS is reliable.

2. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Reliable my A*S

8. iushnt

Posts: 3122; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

You mad bro?

10. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Guess what? He speaks from his A§.

11. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

Still 14.6% is over 300 billion devices hitting Google's play store every month. Not too shabby.

12. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

Sorry 300 million devices.

3. technitude

Posts: 263; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

I think my thermostat uses an old Android version. Not really having issues with it.

4. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

This is one readon why apple is really good in post services like updates.

7. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Yeah the ones that didn't slow to a crawl or shut down due to OEM software updates to protect end user experience. Can't trust them anymore, too predatory on end users.

5. spiral777

Posts: 12; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

"you might notice that this pie chart has no pie

14. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Oh, the irony. LOL, I'm digging Pie thus far, battery life is insane, I had a day of light usage over the weekend and after 16 hours I was still at 80% on my Pixel 2. Other than that, I am indifferent to the other changes, aside from the redesigned navigation controls (which are completely optional), I suspect that it'll greatly reduce the image burn that I've experienced with my previous devices.

6. obedchuni

Posts: 336; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

God there are still phone running Gingerbread OS but its free and the OEMs can make phone at least they don't have to pay for OS, so why can't they lower the prices of phone, Getting free OS they only have to care about making superb hardware, just like One Plus, Xioami, they are doing great job, eating the market share of Samsung which makes phones with diminutive processor and no sensor, hope they can learn the lesson here....always a fan though

9. iushnt

Posts: 3122; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Your post gave heart attack to my eyes..

13. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3145; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I'm guessing English isn't his 1st language so you may want to lay off him for at least making an attempt. How many languages are you fluent in by the way?

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