Android Oreo runs on 0.3 percent of devices: Google

Doris Richards
November 14, 2017

It is when we see Android distribution numbers each month that we face the harsh fact of the Android ecosystem. The company's latest mobile operating system, Android Oreo, which was rolled out in August, has made a minimal rise of 0.3 percent.

Here's how it works: In Android 8.1, applications marked "inactive" aren't run through dexopt, the Android tool that optimizes.dex files to produce an.odex file. The situation won't improve by much since HMD and Huawei are the ones that will offer Android 8.0 Oreo updates for some of its smartphones by the end of the year.

Ahead in the report, Android 5.0 and 5.1 Lollipop, now supports 6.4 and 20.8 percent devices respectively, which makes it the second most used operating system after Marshmallow.


As Android Authority noted this week, adoption of the latest version of Android has been slowing with each new version for the past few releases. The almost two-and-half year old Android 6.0 Marshmallow continues to dominate with 30.9 per cent of Android devices, though it is down from 32 per cent in October.

A recent commit to the Android Open Source Project points to a feature that might just save more people storage space. The previous generation iOS 10 is only running at 26.48 percent and rest 5.65 percent is of older version running on iPhones and iPads. In comparison, Android Lollipop was running on 27.7 per cent devices in October. Meanwhile, Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread both declined to.5%.

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