Android 8.0 Oreo, Google's latest mobile operating system, after showing up in October Android distribution chart for the first time has made a small rise in new version chart.
Nearly six weeks after debuting on the distribution numbers, Google's latest operating system only rose a tenth of a percentage point. In fact, it was released nearly three months ago for Google's own devices.
The notable aspect of the Android Oreo is the Rescue Party feature, which helps the device to recover from constant boot loops. The situation won't improve by much since HMD and Huawei are the ones that will offer Android 8.0 Oreo updates for some of its smartphones by the end of the year.
Android Oreo comes with numerous enhancements over the Android Nougat such as faster booting, extended battery life by cutting down on unnecessary activities of apps in the background, more fluid experiences to phones and tablets as well as improvements in security via Google Play Protect that checks suspicious activities and malware in applications. This chart is an indication of what version of Android is running on how many devices in the market in terms of percentage. Nougat is now the third most used Android version, jumping another 3 percentage points to get to around 20% of all Android users. Lollipop maintains its second spot with 27.2 percentage while KitKat still accounts for about 13.8 percent of the market.