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January 2018 platform distribution numbers show Oreo still at less than 1%

Monday, January 8th, 2018

The time has come again for Google to provide an overview of what versions of Android are out there in the wild. Last month saw some big (proportional) gains for Oreo as most other version of Android continued to slide. This time, we have the first appearance of Android 8.1, but Oreo's adoption is still in lock-step with Nougat last year.

Here's a breakdown of this month's changes.

Android version stats, January 2018

Android versionPrevious data (%)Current data (%)Change (pp)
2.30.40.40
4.00.50.50
4.12.01.9-0.1
4.23.02.9-0.1
4.30.90.8-0.1
4.413.412.8-0.6
5.06.15.7-0.4
5.120.219.4-0.8
6.029.728.6-1.1
7.019.321.1+1.8
7.14.05.2+1.2
8.00.50.50
8.100.2+0.2

As you can see, Nougat is still on the rise, and most earlier versions ticked downward just a bit.

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January 2018 platform distribution numbers show Oreo still at less than 1% was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Assistant is rolling out to phones running Lollipop and tablets on Marshmallow or later

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Google launched Assistant over a year ago with the original Pixel phones, but it expanded to more devices just a few months later. However, only phone with new-ish software were included. Starting now, Assistant is coming to more phones and (finally) tablets.

On devices that don't have Assistant, long-pressing the home button opens the chronically underutilized and neglected Now On Tap screen. Of course, it's called Screen Search now. That will be replaced by Assistant on phones running Lollipop, which were excluded from the initial rollout (it was Marshmallow and higher).

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Google Assistant is rolling out to phones running Lollipop and tablets on Marshmallow or later was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

December 2017 platform distribution numbers: Oreo’s piece of the pie nearly doubles as Nougat’s share continues to grow

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Well, it's that time of the month again. Like last month, Google's a bit later than it usually is with these numbers, and it isn't because we have a new version of Android for the chart. Although 8.1 has been released, this month's platform distribution numbers don't include it. Nougat continues to make gains, cumulatively adding an extra 2.7% to its slice of the pie, and Oreo has almost doubled to 0.5%. 

If you just want to look at the numbers, here they are:

Android version stats, December 2017

Android versionPrevious data (%)Current data (%)Change (pp)
2.30.50.4-0.1
4.00.50.50
4.12.22.0-0.2
4.23.13.0-0.1
4.30.90.90
4.413.813.4-0.4
5.06.46.1-0.3
5.120.820.2-0.6
6.030.929.7-1.2
7.017.619.3+1.7
7.13.04.0+1.0
8.00.30.5+0.2

Oreo's gains might seem small, but it has increased ever so slightly faster than Nougat/7.0 did this long after its launch.

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December 2017 platform distribution numbers: Oreo's piece of the pie nearly doubles as Nougat's share continues to grow was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

December 2017 platform distribution numbers: Oreo’s piece of the pie nearly doubles as Nougat’s share continues to grow

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Well, it's that time of the month again. Like last month, Google's a bit later than it usually is with these numbers, and it isn't because we have a new version of Android for the chart. Although 8.1 has been released, this month's platform distribution numbers don't include it. Nougat continues to make gains, cumulatively adding an extra 2.7% to its slice of the pie, and Oreo has almost doubled to 0.5%. 

If you just want to look at the numbers, here they are:

Android version stats, December 2017

Android versionPrevious data (%)Current data (%)Change (pp)
2.30.50.4-0.1
4.00.50.50
4.12.22.0-0.2
4.23.13.0-0.1
4.30.90.90
4.413.813.4-0.4
5.06.46.1-0.3
5.120.820.2-0.6
6.030.929.7-1.2
7.017.619.3+1.7
7.13.04.0+1.0
8.00.30.5+0.2

Oreo's gains might seem small, but it has increased ever so slightly faster than Nougat/7.0 did this long after its launch.

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December 2017 platform distribution numbers: Oreo's piece of the pie nearly doubles as Nougat's share continues to grow was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

November 2017 platform distribution shows an anemic 0.1% increase for Oreo and a larger bump for Nougat

Monday, November 13th, 2017

It was beginning to look like Google wouldn't get around to releasing platform distribution numbers this month, but it just came through. The news, however, isn't great if you've been pulling for Oreo to catch on. After debuting last month at 0.2% market share, Oreo is up just another tenth of a point this month. Meanwhile, Nougat saw a more substantial increase.

Here's a breakdown of all the changes this month.

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November 2017 platform distribution shows an anemic 0.1% increase for Oreo and a larger bump for Nougat was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android platform distribution for October 2017 includes the first hint of Oreo at 0.2%

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Another month, another update to the Google developer dashboards. This time there's something new in the Android version stats, although it's a very, very small something. After the unsurprising no-show last month, Android 8.0 Oreo has made its first appearance this time with a grand total of 0.2% device share.

Here's a breakdown of this month's changes.

Android version stats, October 2017

Android versionPrevious data (%)Current data (%)Change (pp)
2.30.60.60
4.00.60.60
4.12.42.3-0.1
4.23.53.3-0.2
4.31.01.00
4.415.114.5-0.6
5.07.16.7-0.4
5.121.721-0.7
6.032.232-0.2
7.014.215.8+1.6
7.11.62.0+0.4
8.000.2+0.2

Despite the presence of Oreo, Android 7.0 and 7.1 still showed a respectable increase of 2% this month.

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Android platform distribution for October 2017 includes the first hint of Oreo at 0.2% was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Target stores are switching from iOS to Android sales floor devices

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

If you've spent any amount of time in one of Target's 1,800 US stores, it's likely you've seen an employee using a dressed-up iPod Touch to look up stock info. it's been that way since 2014, but the retailer is now switching to Android for all its essential sales floor activities. These aren't any devices you've ever seen, though. Target is using an enterprise-oriented Zebra TC51.

Target's old Apple handhelds (known as a MyDevice) were just iPod Touches inside a red plastic shell (see below).

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Target stores are switching from iOS to Android sales floor devices was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android platform distribution updated for September 2017 with another small gain for Nougat and no sign of Oreo

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

There's an Apple event happening at this moment, during which the company will probably brag about how unified its iOS user base it. Google chose right now to update the platform versions in the developer dashboard. Android is, well, not entirely unified, but that's nothing new. Nougat is still gaining this month, Marshmallow is on the decline, and there's no sign of Oreo yet.

Here's the breakdown of this month's changes.

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Android platform distribution updated for September 2017 with another small gain for Nougat and no sign of Oreo was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android platform distribution for August 2017: Nougat hits 13.5% with Android O right around the corner

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Google has updated the developer dashboards for August, and that means a new glimpse at which versions of Android are floating around out there. Like last month, Android 7.0 and 7.1 saw a small gain, and most other versions saw a small drop. That leaves Nougat on just 13.5% of devices today, and it's entirely possible Android O will arrive before another platform update does.

Android 7.0 is by far the largest version of Nougat, which is what's running on devices like the Galaxy S8.

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Android platform distribution for August 2017: Nougat hits 13.5% with Android O right around the corner was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Play Games v5.2 adds several notification channels, adaptive icons, and support for app data backup [APK Download]

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

games

We don't hear too much about Play Games anymore, which may seem pretty obvious since the updates have been very slow lately and Google recently announced plans to shutter some of the features that weren't seeing much adoption. However, a new version began rolling out today, and it makes a surprisingly large jump straight from v3.9 to v5.2. Don't get too excited for big changes, though; this update appears to be focused on upkeep and incorporating some of the features added with Android Marshmallow and Nougat, not any major new additions.

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Play Games v5.2 adds several notification channels, adaptive icons, and support for app data backup [APK Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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