Notebookcheck
, , , , , ,
search relation.
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
 

Android Oreo hits 12 percent of the market, Nougat begins to drop

Android Oreo robot, Android Oreo now at 12 percent of the market, late July 2018
Android Oreo robot
After more than a month without making the Android distribution numbers public, Google reveals that Oreo is finally above the 10 percent barrier — at 12.1 percent, to be accurate — while Nougat has begun to descend, dropping by just 0.3 percent when compared to the 31.1 percent of the market it controlled during the week that ended on May 7.
Codrut Nistor,
, , , , , ,
search relation.
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
 

In early May, Google unveiled the Android distribution numbers for the last time. Back then, Oreo was struggling below 6 percent, while Nougat's growth was almost gone, since the 31.1 percent market share it had accounted for a 0.3 percent increase compared to the previous month.

Now, Nougat has begun its descent, dropping by the same 0.3 percent it gained in May when compared to April. However, it took more than two months for this drop. The good part is that Oreo is finally taking off and managed to double its market share, reaching a market share of 12.1 percent. Android Marshmallow continues to follow its previous path, which translates to a 2 percent loss since May and a current share of 23.5 percent.

In addition to the above, we should mention that all the other Android versions still listed in the distribution numbers table have been dropping lately. Android KitKat is now finally below 10 percent (1.2 percent drop to a 9 percent market share) and Lollipop is nearing the 20 percent mark (20.4 percent), with a 2 percent decrease.

At last, Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread only account for around 0.5 percent combined, while all Jelly Bean versions account for a combined share of 3.6 percent.

These being said, remains to see how long will it take for Android Oreo to finally dominate the market, but we don't think this will happen before the end of the year.

Source(s)

static version load dynamic
Loading Comments
Comment on this article
, , , , , ,
search relation.
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
 
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - Senior Tech Writer - 5436 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2013
In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2018 07 > Android Oreo hits 12 percent of the market, Nougat begins to drop
Codrut Nistor, 2018-07-25 (Update: 2018-07-25)