Android Oreo Now on More than 1% of Devices While Android Nougat is Finally on Top

Android Oreo Now on More than 1% of Devices While Android Nougat is Finally on Top

This week, like clockwork, Google updated its Developers dashboards with the February 2018 Android platform distribution numbers. As always, they’re not 100 percent accurate, but they give a pretty good idea of where Android stands right now.

Android 8.X Oreo accounted for more than 1 percent of the active Android user base this past month, while Android 7.X Nougat took the lead as the most-used version of Android.
Oreo now accounts for 1.1 percent of all active devices, according to Google, up from 0.7 percent in January. (It might sound tiny, but considering that there are more than 2 billion active devices Android devices in the wild, that’s millions of users.)

Android VersionJanuary 2018February 2018
Android Gingerbread0.4%0.3%
Android Ice Cream Sandwich0.5%0.4%
Android Jelly Bean5.6%5%
Android KitKat12.8%12%
Android Lollipop25.1%24.6%
Android Marshmallow28.6%28.1%
Android Nougat26.3%28.5%
Android Oreo0.7%1.1%

Android 7.X Nougat took the lead with a 28.5 percent share, up from 26.3 percent the previous month. It slotted right above Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which was running on 28.1 percent of devices (from 28.6 percent) queried in the report.

Next on the list is Android 5.X Lollipop, which held strong with 24.6 percent of the Android device user base (compared to 25.1 percent in January). Android KitKat paled in comparison with 12 percent (from 12.8 percent), and Android Jelly Bean fell to 5 percent (from 5.6 percent) of active devices. Android 4.0.X Ice Cream Sandwich, meanwhile, represented just 0.4 percent of Android phones and tablets in January, and Android 2.3.X Gingerbread took 0.3 percent of the market.

As always, Google’s Android distribution numbers come with a bit of a caveat: The data is only representative of devices that visited the Google Play Store during the 7-day period ending on February 5, 2018. (Any phones and tablets that were turned off during the first week weren’t counted, for example.) And Android versions that account for less than 0.1 percent of the active user base are left out, which is why Froyo isn’t in chart anymore, for example.

Source: Google

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Doug Lynch
Doug Lynch

When I am passionate about something, I go all in and thrive on having my finger on the pulse of what is happening in that industry. This has transitioned over the years from PCs and video games, but for close to a decade now all of my attention has gone toward smartphones and Android.