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Android platform distribution numbers updated for October, Pie still missing

Sunday, October 28th, 2018

Google's official Android distribution numbers give us an insight into which OS versions are still being used, and serve as a visual representation of the platform's fragmentation. The stats have just been updated again for October, and Android 9 Pie is still nowhere to be seen.

The numbers below were gathered over a seven-day period, ending on October 26th (any versions with less than 0.1% usage are not included):

Android version stats, October 2018

Android versionPrevious data (%)Current data (%)Change (pp)
2.30.30.2-0.1
4.00.30.30
4.11.11.10
4.21.51.50
4.30.50.4-0.1
4.47.87.6-0.2
5.03.63.5-0.1
5.114.714.4-0.3
6.021.621.3-0.3
7.019.018.1-0.9
7.110.310.1-0.2
8.013.414+0.6
8.15.87.5+1.7

If you'd rather see a visual representation, here's this month's Pie-less pie graph:

Every version older than 8.0 Oreo dropped in usage this past month, with Android Gingerbread back to 0.2% (it was 0.3% in August and September).

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Android platform distribution numbers updated for October, Pie still missing was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google posts September’s Android platform distribution numbers, still no Pie

Sunday, September 30th, 2018

In what is becoming a tradition, Google has published new Android platform distribution numbers for September before the month is even over. In fact, Google bumped the numbers once in the middle of September, which is a bit peculiar. Whatever the motivation, it wasn't to show off the impact Android 9 Pie has made, as the latest version of Android is still apparently sitting below the 0.1% threshold for inclusion.

The numbers below were gathered from the Play Store over a 7-day period ending on September 28th.

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Google posts September's Android platform distribution numbers, still no Pie was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

August 2018 Android platform distribution numbers are out: Oreo up another 2.5%, no sign of Pie (yet)

Friday, August 31st, 2018

August isn't even properly over, but already Google has pushed the month's platform distribution numbers, detailing the precise statistics of Android versions used across devices. Last month's statistics were of particular interest after the two-month gap, resulting in some inflated numbers, but this month things are back to normal. As always, newer versions of Android are up, and older versions are (mostly) down. Interestingly, Pie has yet to rear its head, despite launching earlier this month.

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August 2018 Android platform distribution numbers are out: Oreo up another 2.5%, no sign of Pie (yet) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google’s July 2018 Android platform update shows Oreo usage more than doubling since May

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

We get it, Google. You're busy with a lot of things, and platform distribution updates can fall by the wayside. Still, the most recent two-month gap was unusual. Someone finally had time to spit out new numbers today, and it's actually rather good news. Oreo usage is up to 12.2% across both versions, which is more than double where it was back in May.

This market share for Google's latest OS version isn't objectively good, but it's good for a new version of Android.

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Google's July 2018 Android platform update shows Oreo usage more than doubling since May was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

May 2018 Android platform distribution shows Oreo at 5.7%

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

The big news today is all from Google I/O today, but that's not all we have to talk about. The developer dashboard has also gotten an update with new platform distribution numbers. So, Oreo is huge now, right? No, it's at a modest 5.7% usage share. That's up from just under 5% last time. That's behind Nougat's pace last year.

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

Android version stats, May 2018

Android versionPrevious data (%)Current data (%)Change (pp)
2.30.30.30
4.00.40.40
4.11.71.5-0.2
4.22.22.20
4.30.60.60
4.410.510.3-0.2
5.04.94.8-0.1
5.11817.6-0.4
6.02625.5-0.5
7.02322.9-0.1
7.17.88.2+0.4
8.04.14.9+0.8
8.10.50.8+0.3

Oreo versions are up a little more than one point in total, which isn't necessarily bad.

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May 2018 Android platform distribution shows Oreo at 5.7% was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

February 2018 Android platform distribution: Oreo breaks 1% usage and Nougat is finally on top

Monday, February 5th, 2018

Android 8.0 has been a low burn since its release last fall. It's been gaining a tenth of a percent here and there on the distribution charts, and Android 8.1 just appeared last month. This month, there's a slightly larger bump that finally pushed the latest and greatest Android up over 1%.

As usual, here are all the numbers compared to last month.

Android version stats, February 2018

Android versionPrevious data (%)Current data (%)Change (pp)
2.30.40.3-0.1
4.00.50.4-0.1
4.11.91.7-0.2
4.22.92.6-0.3
4.30.80.7-0.1
4.412.812-0.8
5.05.75.4-0.3
5.119.419.2-0.2
6.028.628.1-0.5
7.021.122.3+1.2
7.15.26.2+1.0
8.00.50.8+0.3
8.10.20.3+0.1

The data is pretty straightforward this month—every version except for Nougat and Oreo lost a few tenths of a percent.

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February 2018 Android platform distribution: Oreo breaks 1% usage and Nougat is finally on top was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

June 2017 Android platform distribution stats see steady rise for Nougat and not much else

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

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With another month of Android version stats released, Google's latest version of its mobile operating system saw predictable gains, ticking up a total of 2.4 points versus a little over a month ago. All other versions of the platform either held steady or declined, with Android 5.1 and 4.4 seeing the largest losses, at 0.7 points each.

Android Gingerbread, Jelly Bean, and KitKat also saw minor drops, thought Marshmallow held steady at 31.2% of the pie.

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June 2017 Android platform distribution stats see steady rise for Nougat and not much else was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

May 2017 Android platform distribution shows another big gain for Nougat and a small uptick for older versions

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Google has updated the developer dashboard for May, giving us an overview of the Android device ecosystem. Nougat continues to inch upward at a respectable rate—it's now over 7% of devices. However, there's some strange stuff at the bottom of the heap. Gingerbread and Lollipop both saw small increases in usage share this month because math is weird.

Here's an update comparison chart with this month's values.

Android version stats, May 2017

Android versionPrevious data (%)Current data (%)Change (pp)
2.30.91.0+0.1
4.00.90.8-0.1
4.13.53.2-0.3
4.25.14.6-0.5
4.31.51.3-0.2
4.420.018.8-1.2
5.09.08.7-0.3
5.123.023.3+0.3
6.031.231.20
7.04.56.6+2.1
7.10.40.5+0.1

Nougat gained more this month (2.2%) as a share of all devices than it has in any previous month.

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May 2017 Android platform distribution shows another big gain for Nougat and a small uptick for older versions was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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