Google has published the current Android distribution numbers for the month of November, and things are looking good for the latest two versions of the OS. Android Oreo, originally debuting back in August on the Google Pixel, is seeing an 0.1% increase of presence on devices, totaling 0.3%. Meanwhile, Android Nougat 7.0 and 7.1 have been released to 20.6% of devices, up from 17.8% last month.

This is great and all, but remember, Oreo’s increase in presence will depend on OEMs and how quickly they wish to update their devices. Luckily, we’re already seeing companies like Samsung, LG, Huawei, Sony, and HTC make Android 8.0 available on their smartphones, but it remains unclear how long it’ll take to get the software in the hands of millions via these outlets. December is a month away and we’ll have more stats to share at that time so be sure to stay tuned.

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For reference, Marshmallow is now on 30.9% of devices (over 32% last month), Lollipop is on 27.2% (over 27.7% last month), KitKat is on 13.8% (over 14.5% last month), Jelly Bean is on 6.2% (over 6.6% last month), and Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread are on 0.5% of devices each (over 0.6% each last month).


Posted by Max Buondonno

Founder and executive editor at Matridox (formally MBEDDED). I've also founded and am the sitting CEO at MBEDDED Media, a new kind of media company. Lover of anything and everything involving technology. I know CSS and basic HTML to an extent. Writer, blogger, critic, coder, and self-certified genius. Oh, and I'm told I'm a legend, if that means anything to you.

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