It seems the average Android version does zero to one percent in five months. Android Oreo, similar to Nougat before, took a good five months to pass the one percent adoption rate. According to Google’s Platform Versions page, the latest version of the company’s mobile operating system finally has 1.1 percent adoption. This rise in adoption can be attributed to manufacturers such as Samsung, LG and Nokia, who have started rolling out the Oreo update. And the same will help us witness a much large bump in adoption in the near future. Also Read - Android 12 Developer Preview: Requirements, How to install and more
Android Nougat, on the other hand, has finally passed Marshmallow to become the most widely used Android version. The rise in Nougat’s adoption isn’t surprising, considering, most devices launched in 2017, came with Nougat on-board, or the ones that didn’t were soon updated by the manufacturers, to the version. Also Read - Twitter testing Spaces for Android; ahead of March launch
As is the case with Oreo, most flagships in 2018 are expected to launch with Oreo, but it will take a significant amount of time for 2017 phones to receive the update, and by the time they do, Google will have announced Android P.
Although, while Nougat has finally the highest adoption, Marshmallow is behind by just a hairline. As compared to Android Nougat’s 28.5 percent adoption, the Marshmallow has a rate of 28.1 percent.
The adoption rate of the older versions are all down since last month. Android Lollipop is down by 0.5 percent, to fall to 24.6 percent. Android KitKat is at 12 percent, Jellybean at five percent, and Android Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread, almost out of the charts with 0.4 percent and 0.3 percent adoption, respectively.