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Android 8.0 Oreo is on the charts, pre-Marshmallow versions are shrinking

The latest numbers are in and Oreo is on the charts! True, version 8.0 measured just 0.2% of all Androids out there but we think that number will grow quickly at the end of the year when a variety of flagships get the update.

As for older versions, 7.0 Nougat grew 2 percentage points while 6.0 Marshmallow remained flat. On the plus side, Lollipop, KitKat and all the other older versions are shrinking slowly but surely.

Version
Codename
API
Distribution
2.3.3 – 2.3.7
Gingerbread
10
0.6%
4.0.3 – 4.0.4
Ice Cream Sandwich
15
0.6%
4.1.x
Jelly Bean
16
2.3%
4.2.x
17
3.3%
4.3
18
1.0%
4.4
KitKat
19
14.5%
5.0
Lollipop
21
6.7%
5.1
22
21.0%
6.0
Marshmallow
23
32.0%
7.0
Nougat
24
15.8%
7.1
25
2.0%
8.0
Oreo
26
0.2%

Theres a growing movement among manufacturers to reduce the modifications they make to Android HMD for one has committed to updating even its entry-level phones all the way to Android P. Project Treble will surely help as well.

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