ANDROID OREO DOMINATING ANDROID PIE
With the release of the final build of Android Pie earlier this month, the newest batch of Android distribution from the Google dashboard was updated.
The numbers for August 2018 are out with Android Pie nowhere in sight.
Good news is that Android Oreo (8.0 and 8.1) increased its market share to 14.6 percent in August.
The market share of Android 7.0 and 7.1 Nougat continued to fall, as did that of Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
According to the official chart for August,
Share of Android smartphones running Android Pie was less than 0.1 percent,
But is expected to rise in the coming months with several handsets from more OEMs slated to get the update soon.
Android Nougat, holds a total market share of 30.8 percent making it the most popular Android version in August 2018.
On the other hand,
The increasing share of Android O in the 2nd consecutive month owes mostly to the barrage of Android smartphones, from
Vivo, etc, in the market running Android 8.0 Oreo and above.
Android M fell to 22.7 percent, compared to 23.5 percent in July this year. As for Android L , the yesteryear Android version continued to drop compared to last month, however, retained a sizeable 19.2 percent market share despite having been first released in 2014.
Finally, Android Jelly Bean came next with 3.5 percent market share, Android Ice Cream Sandwich got 0.3 percent share as did Android Gingerbread, which increased market presence from 0.2 percent in July. Notably, these numbers are compiled from Android devices that accessed Google Play during the 7-day period ending on August 31.