Having a Google-branded smartphone like the Google Pixel 2 or even a two-year-old Google Nexus 5X has its own advantages, the greatest of which is you get the latest of Android updates before any other smartphones.
But imagine a scenario in which you don’t possess a Pixel or a Nexus phone, and are as yet sitting tight for the Oreo update to hit your gadget.
Odds are your phone may never get the opportunity to taste the delight of official Oreo, unless it is the flagship Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ or Note 8 or a OnePlus 5/5T with a guaranteed Oreo update, or a Xiaomi Mi A1 Android One, which has quite recently started getting the update.
Google beyond any doubt has been exceptionally fastidious in revealing the update, even after almost five months since discharging Android 8.0 Oreo to people in general. But paying little heed to what we think, Google has recently posted January’s distribution numbers for Android versions. This demonstrates to us the amount of the market every individual version of the OS takes up, so we should go over them.
According to Google’s numbers, Android Oreo is developing but at a moderate pace. The latest cycle now commands a 0.7 percent share of the Android pie, up from 0.5 percent a month ago. But because of current circumstances, numerous months will go before it even touches base at 10 percent.
A further breakdown uncovers that Android 8.0 takes a 0.5 percent share and the latest Oreo 8.1 sits at only 0.2 percent.
Android Nougat, which is just about 13 months old now, developed to 26.3 percent, up from 23.3 percent a month ago.
The most famous version is still Marshmallow, despite the fact that it has lost some of its steam and plunged to 28.8 percent down from 29.7 percent a month ago. The plunge in Marshmallow’s market share shows people are either refreshing their phones to Nougat or moving up to more up to date phones. So, Marshmallow still takes the greatest bite of the pie.
Among the more seasoned versions, Lollipop now sits at 25.1 percent, KitKat is at 12.8 percent, and Jelly Bean is at 5.6 percent. Additionally, Ice Cream Sandwich + Gingerbread twist up the remaining 0.9 percent.