Google today released the Android Distribution Chart for the month of July. The last report was published in May this year. The reports shed light on the distribution of versions of Android OS on devices across the globe and also the percentage of devices on the latest version of Android.
According to the report, Android 6.0 Marshmallow continues to be running on most number of devices at 23.5%. Nougat is catching up at 21.2% for Nougat 7.0 and 9.6% for Nougat 7.1 which means Nougat is running on around 30.8% and has the highest share.
The latest version of Android – Oreo 8.0 has 10.1% share and version 8.1 has a 2% share as opposed to 4.9% for 8.0 and 0.8% for 8.1 in the last report.
The shares of Android Marshmallow and Nougat are going down as the percentage of Marshmallow users dropped about 2% and Nougat dropped around 0.3%.
The most important thing to note is that the shares of Android Oreo has doubled from 5.7% to 12.1% which means that adoption rates are going up as well as people are buying devices with the latest version of Android.
The older versions of Android – Jellybean and Lollipop are also experiencing a drop of shares at 1.3% and 1.6% respectively.
Even though Google is nowhere close to reaching the adoption rates that Apple likes to flaunt, the new Android Distribution Chart shows a positive step towards quicker adoption of the latest version of Android around the world, with the release of Android P right around the corner.