Android distribution numbers for August 2018 show Android Oreo at 14.6%; Android 9 Pie missing from the list.
The Android distribution numbers for August 2018 which was released by Google, reveals the Android Oreo to be the biggest gain, with a total of 2.5 points.
Considering the absence of Android Pie in the distribution numbers, Google’s latest version must still make up less than 0.1% of the total Android ecosystem. Since Google only skips versions below that threshold, it is quite safe to assume that Pie still hasn’t made much of a dent. It’s not too surprising though, since only Google’s Pixel phones and the Essential Phone 1 have seen Pie land in a stable release form. But it’s still interesting to think Google’s Pixels likely make up less than 0.1% of the total Android market.
Combined, the Android 8.0 and Android 8.1 Oreo share has increased to 14.6 percent of Android devices, up from 12.1 percent in July’s Android distribution numbers.
Judging by Google’s official statistics, Android distribution numbers are heading in the right direction. The Android Oreo installs are rising, while every other version of the operating system other than the Nougat, has been decreasing in installations. Android 7 Nougat remains at 30.8 percent.
Android 7 Nougat operates most Android devices with a combined share of 30.8 percent between Android 7.0 and Android 7.1. Android 7.0 is installed on 10.5 percent of all Android phones, while the proportion seems to have doubled on Android 7.1 Nougat at 20.3 percent.
While Android Nougat’s overall percentage remained the same, Android 7.0 saw a 0.9 percent drop which was then matched by a 0.9 percent increase in Android 7.1.
All other Android versions saw a decrease since the last distribution report. Marshmallow is down to 22.7 percent, Lollipop is down to 19.2 percent, and KitKat is down to 8.6 percent. Jelly Bean is down to 2.5 percent, and Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread both are at 0.3 percent.
While August Android distribution numbers showed numbers for Android Oreo, Nougat, Lollipop, and older Android versions; the latest Android OS build, Android Pie is nowhere listed. It will probably be included in September’s numbers. All we can do is wait.
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