Android distribution numbers for November show nearly no change for Oreo

Joanna Estrada
November 14, 2017

Each month Google publishes a chart that offers us an overall image over the various versions of Android and how are they distributed among users. Nougat usage will continue to rise as it becomes the dominant version from the end of 2017 and into Q1 of 2018.

Nearly six weeks after debuting on the distribution numbers, Google's latest operating system only rose a tenth of a percentage point.

Older Pixel and Nexus devices have been updated while other OEMs are in the very early stages of testing betas and previews. Meanwhile, devices from HTC and Huawei launching with Oreo have been announced in recent weeks.

Android Oreo comes with numerous enhancements over the Android Nougat such as faster booting, extended battery life by cutting down on unnecessary activities of apps in the background, more fluid experiences to phones and tablets as well as improvements in security via Google Play Protect that checks suspicious activities and malware in applications. Even though it made its debut on the market back in August, the latest version of Android hasn't been adopted by too many smartphone companies. Lollipop 5.0 and 5.1 merge for to 27.2%.

For the older versions, users of Android Kitkat still comprise around 13% of all users. Meanwhile, Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread both declined to.5%.

The notable aspect of the Android Oreo is the Rescue Party feature, which helps the device to recover from constant boot loops.

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