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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.

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 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 numbers for July 2017 show another modest increase for Nougat

Friday, July 7th, 2017

Google has provided updated numbers on what versions of Android are out there in the world, and again Nougat is showing a respectable, though not impressive rise. The increase across both versions is 2.0%, which is a bit weaker than last month's 2.4% rise. Some older versions of Android saw larger than expected decreases, but Nougat has still fallen behind the pace set by Marshmallow last year.

Nougat is now running on 11.5% of the Android devices out there.

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Android platform distribution numbers for July 2017 show another modest increase for Nougat 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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