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Google's Android distribution numbers for November confirm a minimal increase for Oreo
15 November 2017, 02:04 | Dale Webster
Android distribution numbers for November show almost no change for Oreo
This chart is an indication of what version of Android is running on how many devices in the market in terms of percentage.
At the moment, Android Marshmallow stands at 30.9 percent, making it the most used version of Android. For years, we've been writing about Google's failure to roll out the latest versions of its operating system to vendors in a timely fashion, but despite promises to the contrary, Google has failed to make any significant progress to date.
To be precise, the stats are based on active devices interacting with Google Play over the period of a week.
At this point, it's hard to know what Google can do about Android fragmentation, short of convincing everyone to buy Pixel or Android One devices. As last generation flagships start receiving Oreo updates, Nougat's momentum should peter out somewhat in the next couple of months. Both the devices are expected to get the new OS update in the first quarter of 2018 (January-March).
The notable aspect of the Android Oreo is the Rescue Party feature, which helps the device to recover from constant boot loops. Meanwhile, vendors are still launching new devices with pre-Oreo Android.
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