a little over a month before the submission of the Pixel 2, Android Oreo made its appearance to be installed in the first generation of the family, and in some of the latest Nexus. Many manufacturers didn’t take you then to announce the availability of the update to the new version of the operating system.
After two and a half months since its launch, we can see the evolution in terms of the distribution by the different devices. It is true that the start has always been slow, but with some manufacturers boasting a better software support, the figures do not show just differences from last year.
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Specifically, with the data obtained until the 9th of this month, Android 8.0 Oreo is 0.3% of the devices, that is to say, that has only gone up 0.1% over the last month. This is not something new, because in the first few months of the climbing is slow, and this we can check if we give a small overview of the story from KitKat until now.
Android 4.4 KitKat: a good premiere, but later
Collect the data of distribution of KitKat in mid-November would not have made sense, because the new version of Android had been filed on October 31, 2013. Therefore, beyond the Nexus of that time, no other manufacturer would have been able to adopt it in time.
yes, in the December data it can be seen that it appeared directly with a 1.1% of total of Android devices, certainly a good start. It’s peak alcazaría in November 2014, where he came to have to be in a 39.1% of the mobile phones and tablets. In forward it would go down to the current 13.8 per cent.
Android 5.0 Lollipop: less than 0.1% all over the 2014
Android Lollipop was officially announced in June of 2014, although it was not until November of the same year, namely on the 12th, when it began to free itself in the Nexus devices most recent. It was an update very important to the brand new Material Design that, as we told you a few hours ago, yesterday you turned three years old.
During the whole 2014, the total fee did not reach even 0.1%, minimum that puts Google to include it in its tables. In fact, in the data of January of 2015 was not reflected yet in Lollipop.
In February, yes, he made his appearance with a 1.6% of devices with the new version of the operating system.
Your best figure reached in 2016, where he rose to 34.1% between versions 5.0 and 5.1. Today, the figure has fallen to 27.2% in total, still pretty respectable.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow: a premiere slow, but still about 30% of the devices
In September of 2015 it would appear Android 6.0 Marshmallow, who will continue the legacy of Material Design and bring some improvements like the ability to convert a microSD card into internal storage. During the next month and not managed to get in enough devices to enter in the table.
But in November, would make his appearance for the first time in the Google data with a 0.3% of total distribution. In the following months would continue to grow until it touches the third device during the month of August of this year. Today, although it has been slowly declining, is at a 30.9 per cent of the mobile phones and tablets, what keeps you on the throne of the operating system most used.
Android 7.0 Nougat: the only one that continues to grow alongside Oreo
Android Nougat was released sooner than previous versions, and at the end of August was already starting to circulate on the first Nexus devices. As it happened with Marshmallow, the month of September did not leave any data, but in November it would appear for the first time to occupy, again, a 0,3% of the total number of mobile phones and tablets.
During the months following would grow, and, today, it is the only version, along with Oreo, which continues to see an increase in your distribution. This is due, above all, that you are still getting mobile and tablets with this version despite the fact that Oreo has now been two months with us.
Android 8.0 Oreo: an ascent equally slow
finally we have Oreo, that saw the light two months and a half, and that comes with a good amount of changes both in terms of aesthetics and functionality.
The month of October is estrnaría in the table of data from Google with 0.2%, following the trend of their previous two generations.
This month the rise is just 0.1%, which puts you in a 0.3 per cent after more than two months since its premiere. Of course, these figures will improve oddball during the next few months, as manufacturers update existing models and draw new ones with Oreo inside.
Where is this improvement in the software support?
During these last few years, users have been aware of that, with the increase in the price of the smartphones, there was virtually no improvement in the software support. The manufacturers were aware of and promised to be better in this aspect as they became more Android, but comparing the figures is difficult to believe it.
Some of them said that the updates would be more agile (less Google, that guarantees three years of support in their Pixel 2 because it can’t be faster), and we do see an attempt at improvement with the programs of betas, but the effort is still insufficient. We’ll see how it evolves, the distribution of Oreo and we will judge in the coming months if the thing is going to better or remains the same as in previous years.
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The news Android 8.0 Oreo continues to rise in distribution, but it is just as slow as in earlier versions was originally published in Xataka Android by Santiago Luque .