The tradition of the Mountain View company Google continues, as the company has released the latest number of Android distribution for the month of September. Well, now we are completed more than a month with the latest version of Android; Android 9.0 Pie, but the latest version of Android is still sitting below one percent. So, without any delay let’s dive into the article to check out the latest statistics of the Android versions.
Back in last month, the new Android 9.0 Pie was limited to the Pixels and the Essential PH-1. However, now the latest taste of Android is tasting by the users of the OnePlus 6, but still the numbers of the latest version is still having less than 1% in the distribution chart. But we can safely assume that the latest version will rose soon as the new version of Android is expected to roll out very soon and OEMs such as Vivo, Sony, Motorola, HTC, already confirmed the list of devices which will receive the update. Furthermore, Google will unveil the much awaited Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL in next week, and both the devices will definitely come with the latest version of the Android. That means we will see a significant growth in the numbers of the latest version of Android in the coming months.
Let’s move to the Oreo, in the previous report, the v8.0 of the OS was at the 11.4% share, and the v8.1 was at 3.2% of share. But in the latest report, the Android Oreo 8.0 has a 13.4% share and the 8.1 version is installed in 5.8%. Well, the new version of Android is now bumped to 19.2%. The growth is really great and happy to see, that the OEMs are rolling out the latest update in the right time and also thanks to many new devices which are coming with the Oreo.
Moving to the Nougat (which is new and last major update for many devices), is continuously losing its numbers but the version is continuing its top position on the table, this month it has a total share of 29.3%.
Coming to the older versions, Android Marshmallow continuously going down and, in this month, it’s dropped by 1.1% and the OS is now active on 21.6% of devices. However, it is still the second in the Android distribution chart. Speaking about the Lollipop, the numbers continuously going down, both the versions (v5.0 and v5.1) of Lollipop and now it is active on 18.3%. In terms of Android KitKat, it also goes down by 0.8% and in this month, it is active in a total number of 7.8%.
Talking about the Jelly Bean, it is also going down and now active in 3.2% devices, Ice Cream Sandwich remains on 0.3% devices and the Gingerbread remains on 0.3%.
So, these are the new numbers of Android distribution chart and as I mentioned above that in next month we will see new flagships from Google and brands are expected to roll out the latest version of Android. We can also expect that the previous version of Android will get more strength in the report of the next month.
So, which Android version are you running on your device??? Do let us know in the comments section below!