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Android Oreo hits 0.2% adoption after 1 month

It might seem off that there are devices that haven't been upgraded to the never versions of Android, but the onus on rolling out updates is on the handset maker not Google, and companies such as Samsung and LG tend to not push out updates to older smartphones.

So, here are the detailed Android platform share figures, with comparison to the previous month for some context... The latest major version of Android typically takes more than a year to become the most-used release, and Oreo's story will likely be no different.

According to the numbers shared by Google, Android 8.0 Oreo, which was released in late August, is now running on 0.2% of devices which consist of Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus Player, Sony Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact. Google has updated its Google Play distribution data, providing figures for the seven-day period ending Monday, October 2, 2017.

Google's stats also show that adoption of Nougat is on the up, with Android versions 7.0 and 7.1 increasing their share of active devices by 2 per cent to 17.8 per cent. This is the reason why continued updates for these phones don't make a big difference on the distribution chart.

Android Lollipop has a total share of 27.7 percent of active Android devices (with Android 5.0 Lollipop running on 6.7 percent of devices and Android 5.1 Lollipop at 22 percent) that checked into Google Play.

As for Android Nougat, the devices running the OS seems to be rising. Rounding things out is Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread, both of which held steady at 0.6 percent usage. The Android Developers' webpage shows that Android KitKat now powers 14.5 percent of devices compared to 15.1 percent last month.

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