This isn't surprising when you consider that the four Pixel
handsets and the Essential Phone
are the only Android powered devices running a stable version of Android 9 Pie. And at the top of the leader board remains Android 7 Nougat. Combined, Android 7.0 and Android 7.1 have the same exact 30.8% share of active Android devices that they held two weeks ago. Android 6.0 Marshmallow is next with the exact same 22.7% slice of the Android Pie
Cake, followed by the 19.2% owned by Android 5 Lollipop (consisting of Android 5.0 and Android 5.1
). And yes, Android 8 Oreo (which includes Android 8.0 and Android 8.1
) also has the same share of active Android devices that it owned two weeks ago at 14.6%.
Detect a pattern yet? The numbers that we passed along to you at the end of August remain exactly the same two weeks later. That includes the 4.4% share earned by Android 4.4 KitKat, the 3.5% of active Android devices running JellyBean (4.1.x-4.1.3
) and the .3% still using Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0.3-4.0.4) and Gingerbread (2.3.3-2.37).
What this proves is that there really was no reason for Google to release the September distribution figures just two weeks after posting the August report.