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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.

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.

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Codrut Nistor, 2018-07-25 (Update: 2018-07-25)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.