Google has revealed the latest Android distribution data on its Android Developer website. According to the table, the newest OS version, 8.0 Oreo has not even reached 1% of all the Android devices in the world.
The distribution numbers reveal that Android 8.0 Oreo has hit 0.3% of all the active Android devices. This is a slow growth considering the particular version started rolling out to all the users around the globe in late August this year.
It is worth adding that the OS version is limited to Nexus and Pixel devices only. None of the major OEMs have started rolling out the OS version to their devices. Even those running near stock Android versions such as Nokia and Motorola smartphones have not yet received Android 8.0 Oreo.
Android 7.0 and 7.1 Nougat has seen a good rise as compared to last month. Last month Android 7.0 and 7.1 were on 15.8% and 2.0% respectively. This month they are on 17.6% and 3% respectively. Considering that Android runs on over 2 billion smartphones, a rise by a couple of percent also means thousands of devices. We see a jump in Nougat distribution mainly because of several smartphones getting the OS updates.
Although Android Marshmallow and Lollipop have seen a decline, they are still above Android Nougat and Oreo in terms of distribution percentage. Android Lollipop v5.0 and v5.1 acquire 6.4% and 20.8% respectively. Android Marshmallow v6.0 has 30.9% devices covered. This also makes the particular OS version the most widespread in the tablet.
Android Jelly Bean v4.1.x, v4.2.x and v4.3 are on 2.2%, 3.1% and 0.9% respectively. KitKat is sitting at 13.8%, while Android Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich still exist in the distribution table with 0.5% each.
Google is already testing Android 8.1 in the developer preview mode. It plans to make it publicly available by next month. So, in all probability we will see the particular OS version in distribution table in January 2018.