July Android distribution numbers reveal Oreo grows above 10% market share

July Android distribution numbers reveal Oreo grows above 10% market share
As expected, Google is back with its monthly Android distribution numbers and from what we're seeing, there's nothing out of the ordinary. The highlight of this month is the fact that Android Oreo grows above the 10% threshold for the first time since its market release.

If we are to group together Android 8.0 and 8.1, we get a 12.1% market share for Oreo, which is around the same as Nougat one year ago. Speaking of Nougat, Android 7.0/7.1 is still the most used version of the OS to date with more than 30% market share.

At the opposite pole, Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich, and Jelly Bean are the least used versions of Android at the moment, and will pretty soon make it out of the distribution numbers statistic Google releases every month.


That being said, you can find details about how Android OS versions are spread among users in the image attached to the article. It's also worth mentioning that Android Oreo's market share will continue to grow in the coming months, despite the fact that Google is expected to release Android P in August.

source: Google

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12 Comments

1. Venom

Posts: 3272; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

This is why owning a Pixel is a good thing because you won't have to worry about being stuck on an outdated version of Android. Shame that the numbers for Oreo aren't higher.

2. mdorno

Posts: 42; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

Or any phone that runs near stock Android. Still happy with my OP3T due to having quick updates.

3. sgodsell

Posts: 7028; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The thing is 12% of billions of active Android smartphones is very large. Think about it 12% of 2 billion smartphones is 240 million smartphones.

4. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

What's that suppose to mean? Very large? Lol. That's why things called OTA UPDATES exist. Automatic prompt of new updates, one click, you are done. It's Google's responsibility to keep it's entire customer base 100% up to date, there are no excuses for not doing that. None.

5. Zylam

Posts: 1813; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

LMAO, damage control. Congratulations 12% of billions is a large number. You know what number is larger? 88% of Billions that run outdated versions of Android. What about them eh?

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 21600; Member since: May 28, 2014

True that. My Nokia 6 is happily sitting on Oreo. Fast security updates, too. HMD has been great updating their Nokia branded smartphones.

11. Venom

Posts: 3272; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Some stock phones. Unfortunately not all stock phones receive fast updates. Looking at you Motorolenovo. My Pixel is happily sitting on the latest Oreo build and the latest security update that I can get as soon as Google releases them.

7. iPhoneFanboy

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 21, 2018

...lmao ouch.

8. Chris_ABN

Posts: 189; Member since: May 16, 2018

Oooo 12% smfh pathetic.

9. baldilocks

Posts: 1486; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Well, you don't even need the newest version of Android to have more features and flexibility than the newest version of iOS. So, not a big deal. iOS is still the same row of icons and the same basic app launcher that it has always been.

12. Trex95

Posts: 2376; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Updates it’s not about features updates about patching software bugs to keep software reliable and faster in case of android people doesn’t care cause majority buying buying cheap a... phones and don’t care much unless if they bought expensive phone.

10. Donbenie

Posts: 258; Member since: Aug 04, 2013

Am sure the vast majority of Android users doesn't really give a flying f@ck whether they are on Nougat or Oreo,I know I don't..

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