Published: Wed, November 15, 2017
Sci-tech | By Carrie Guzman

Android distribution for November 2017: Oreo stumbles while Nougat makes gains

Android distribution for November 2017: Oreo stumbles while Nougat makes gains

As you can see, Android 7 Nougat was the big victor in the November distribution chart with a gain of 2.8% over its October results.

All the same, it's a welcome upgrade, and notable given most of the rest of the Android smartphone world is yet to get up to speed with Oreo.

You don't have to dig very deep to confirm this fact either, as the Android Developers Dashboard is regularly updated with a breakdown of platform version distribution. The new software has been pushed out via Essential's developer site, fulfilling its promise back in October to quickly move users to the latest version of Android. As for why uptake is slowing, Luu deduces that there could be three possible explanations: Android growth is slowing, device turnover is slowing and/or fewer devices are receiving updates.

Android "Oreo" v8.0 inches up minutely to a 0.2% share (it has already started its rollout process).

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To be precise, the stats are based on active devices interacting with Google Play over the period of a week.

His graph also highlights that there are now more than a billion devices that are two years out of date. The chart for the month of November, published earlier today, paints a not so encouraging picture for Android. This is perhaps one of the reasons for the regular malware attacks on Android phones, since the older operating systems are not as robust in terms of security, data encryption and handling malware. Meanwhile, vendors are still launching new devices with pre-Oreo Android.

One billion outdated Android devices.

Year after year, owners of expensive flagship devices are forced to wait more than six months for OS updates and the problem is showing no signs of abating.

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