As every month, Google presented the market share of individual Android distributions. And as every month we come to the conclusion that Google has a problem, and it is really big.
Monthly Android statistics give us a very concrete view of the rate at which the latest views of this OS get the market – each of them has a percentage and these results are often very interesting, but usually only lead to one sad statement. Google simply does not deal with introducing new versions of its OS to the market, which results can be seen in the statistics below.
Oreo slowly gains the market …
How strange this is compared to Apple, which distributes the new iOS edition at a rapid pace. And of course – yes, I know that this is also influenced by external smartphone makers, but if Android Oreo is not even 15% of its devices on the market within 9 months, there is no doubt something wrong.In total, Android 8.0 and 8.1 Oreo can boast of 14.6% shares on the market – this is undoubtedly a very poor result considering the fact that this distribution is on all new devices, and individual producers are slowly, because slowly, but update their equipment to the new OS. That would explain the declines in the smartphone industry in general – it seems that not everybody exchanges smartphones every year. But the fact is also that in a completely mysterious way Google is not able to force other manufacturers to accelerate the work of updating their devices. It seems that a huge sector of the industry are phones from the lower price range, which are simply neglected. And completely wrong.
He shares and rules Android Nougat
In terms of popularity, of course, it is governed by Android 7.0 Nougat – its two distributions are responsible for 30.8% of Android shares, followed by Marshmallow 6.0 with 22.7%. Podium is closed by Lollipop, whose two distributions give a total of 19.2% of shares. And only in the fourth place – Oreo. For obvious reasons, there is no place for Android 9.0 Pie yet – despite the presence on Google Pixel smartphones, the shares were smaller than 0.1%, which is the minimum value that allows you to be included in the statement. So what – it seems that Google's hardware does not sell too well, or at least – not well enough to become a representative part of this market. source: developer.android.com