Google releases Android Distribution report for October

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Android Pie still a no show on Google’s Android Distribution report for October. Oreo now on 21.5% of smartphones.

Google Android Distribution Report October

It’s now October, and according to Google’s latest Android Distribution report, Android Pie is yet to break the list (meaning it’s on less than 0.1% of devices). Pie was announced last announced last August, so it might take time for the update to reach devices.

On the bright side, Oreo is now on 21.5% of devices. That’s a few percentage points from September’s 19.2%.

android distribution october

Nougat is still on most Android phones with 28.2%. Marshmallow sits on third with 21.3%, finally edged by Oreo. Lollipop still has a sizeable chunk albeit shrinking at 17.9%.

At least Jelly Bean, Ice Cream Sandwich, and Gingerbread are on its way out with 3%, 0.3%, and 0.2%, respectively.

android distribution october

Again, manufacturers really need to hasten the release of the Android P update. At least the needle is moving towards the newer versions and Oreo is on more devices.

Related: Android September distribution report shows no Pie

The data was collected from devices that visited the Google Play Store over a 7-day period ending on October 26, 2018.


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