Android distribution numbers for November show nearly no change for Oreo

Android distribution numbers for November show nearly no change for Oreo

In the month of September, both versions of Android Nougat were up slightly, and had a total share of 15.8 percent. However, this time, Google has been a bit late in sharing these details. Google's latest release may have been pushed out the door months ago, but that doesn't mean it's available for even a fraction of the devices now in the wild. This chart is an indication of what version of Android is running on how many devices in the market in terms of percentage.

Google officially launched Android 8.0 Oreo OS to its Pixel and Nexus series phones in August, and since then only one company-Sony-has released the new software to Xperia XZ Premium and now, HTC is expected to roll-out the update to its flagship phone soon.

Luu attributes the malaise to a combination of three possible factors; Android growth is slowing down, Android device turnover is slowing down and that fewer devices are receiving updates.

OnePlus has left an app on its devices that could compromise security
Robot "-smartphones from OnePlus have for years contained a hidden backdoor that would allow root access to the device". With the password cracked, it's now possible for an app to enable root access on any device with the APK preinstalled.

Android Oreo comes with numerous enhancements over the Android Nougat such as faster booting, extended battery life by cutting down on unnecessary activities of apps in the background, more fluid experiences to phones and tablets as well as improvements in security via Google Play Protect that checks suspicious activities and malware in applications. Judging from the graph he created, Luu believes there are now over 1 billion active Android devices that are at least two years out of date.

We're talking less and less about storage space these days because most new phones tend to have 64GB as standard internal storage space, and that seems to be enough for most people.

What's coming in Android 8.0 Oreo? "Given Android's update model, we should expect approximately 0% of those devices to ever get updated to a modern version of Android".

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