Android Distribution Chart of August released
Google released the Android distribution report for August and it says the latest version of the Android – Android 9.0 Pie, secured its place in the distribution chart. Back in last month, we saw the Android Oreo (both v8.0 and v8.1) started to strengthen its share in the Android distribution.
Google rolled out the new Android 9.0 Pie in early August and the operating system is limited to the Google Pixel phones and the Essential PH-1. So, it can be assumed that the latest version has 0.1% market share, but the company hasn’t included the numbers in the distribution chart. The new version of Android is expected to roll out very soon and OEMs like Vivo, Sony, Motorola, HTC etc.
Android v8.0 had a 10.1% share, and the v8.1had a 2.0% share earlier. In the latest report, Android Oreo 8.0 has 11.4% and the 8.1 has 3.2% shares respectively. Which means Oreo has a user base of 14.6% of all Android devices.
Nougat it is continuously losing its numbers but is continuing its top position on the table this month with a total share of 30.8%. Android Marshmallow’s user base has dropped by 0.8% and the OS is now active on 22.7% of all devices. However, it is still the second in the Android distribution chart. The shares of Lollipop is active on 19.2% and Android KitKat is active in a total 8.6% share, dropping by 0.5%.
Finally, Jelly Bean is active on 3.5% devices, Ice Cream Sandwich on 0.3% devices and Gingerbread gained 0.1% in this month, and is active on 0.3%.
As always, it is welcome to see the latest versions of Android installed in more devices which means that they will have the latest features and security patches installed. With the launch of new phones running Android Pie out of the box, it is expected to see the latest version making an appearance on the chart soon.