Ahead in the report, Android 5.0 and 5.1 Lollipop, now supports 6.4 and 20.8 percent devices respectively, which makes it the second most used operating system after Marshmallow. Google announces a new version of Android, and then everyone waits for it to eventually reach their device.
A new analysis of Android's notorious update problems suggests patching is actually getting worse over time. To note, the figures are gathered from devices visiting the Google Play app, which only supports Android 2.2 and above.
The numbers for November have gone live this morning, and just as we expected, Android 8.0 Oreo adoption continues to soar!
Those Android versions that have a share of less than 1% are not shown in this distribution chart. However, Marshmallow 6.0 supports the maximum number of Android smartphones with 30.9 percent, while Android 7.0 and 7.1 Nougat is running on 17.6 percent and 3.0 percent of devices respectively.
That estimate roughly matches Google's most recent Android distribution figures, which were updated a few days ago for the week ending on November 9. In comparison, Android Lollipop was running on 27.7 per cent devices in October. Even though it made its debut on the market back in August, the latest version of Android hasn't been adopted by too many smartphone companies. One reason is people reportedly holding on to their existing devices for longer. At.3%, Android Oreo is available on new devices like the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, as well as Sony's latest Xperia XZ1 line. Meanwhile, HMD Global has revealed that they will soon be releasing the Android Oreo update to the Nokia 8 handsets.