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Android Adoption Rate: Oreo Now At 0.2 Percent, While Marshmallow And Lollipop Top The List

3 October 2017, 11:20 am EDT By Vincent Lanaria Tech Times
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The numbers are in for the Android adoption rate, and Android 8.0 Oreo is sitting at one end of the spectrum at 0.2 percent.

Obviously, it's inclined toward the lower end since the update did start rolling out to Pixel and Nexus devices only in late August, after all, not to mention that the expected Android 8.1 Oreo-powered Google Pixel 2 phones haven't been released just yet.

Android Adoption Rate Results

Aside from Oreo being dead last, the Android distribution numbers have Marshmallow and Lollipop at the top.

To get a clear picture of things, here's a rundown of the Android adoption rate:

Android 2.3.3 to 2.3.7 Gingerbread: 0.6 percent

Android 4.0.3 to 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich: 0.6 percent

Android 4.1.x Jelly Bean: 2.3 percent

Android 4.2.x Jelly Bean: 3.3 percent

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean: 1 percent

Android 4.4 KitKat: 14.5 percent

Android 5.0 Lollipop: 6.7 percent

Android 5.1 Lollipop: 21 percent

Android 6.0 Marshmallow: 32 percent

Android 7.0 Nougat: 15.8 percent

Android 7.1 Nougat: 2 percent

Android 8.0 Oreo: 0.2 percent

Now to get a better look at what's up, here's breaking it down compared with the distribution numbers in September:

Android 2.3.3 to 2.3.7 Gingerbread: Same at 0.6 percent

Android 4.0.3 to 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich: Same at 0.6 percent

Android 4.1.x Jelly Bean: Down by 0.1 percent from 2.4 percent

Android 4.2.x Jelly Bean: Down by 0.2 percent from 3.5 percent

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean: Same at 1 percent

Android 4.4 KitKat: Down by 0.6 percent from 15.1 percent

Android 5.0 Lollipop: Down by 0.4 percent from 7.1 percent

Android 5.1 Lollipop: Down by 0.7 percent from 21.7 percent

Android 6.0 Marshmallow: Down by 0.2 percent from 32.2 percent

Android 7.0 Nougat: Up by 1.6 percent from 14.2 percent

Android 7.1 Nougat: Up by 0.4 percent from 1.6 percent

Android 8.0 Oreo: Now at 0.2 percent

It should be noted that versions that clocked in at less than 0.1 percent are excluded from the results.

Android Oreo Phones

Beyond the Pixel and Nexus devices, other notable phones set to receive Android 8.0 Oreo are the Essential PH-1 and a ton of Moto phones, including the Moto G4 Plus, which was almost left out of the deal.

Needless to say, the adoption rate for Oreo will start going up once the update launches, but that will likely take about more than one year before significant results come in.

To boil things down, Marshmallow is still the most used Android version, followed in order by Lollipop, Nougat, KitKat, Jelly Bean, and both Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread. Last but not least, of course, is Oreo.

Are you one of the many Android users across the globe? If so, feel free to hit us up in the comments section below and let us know what version your phone is running.

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