Just a few weeks in the New Year, Google has Published its first Android distribution chart for the year 2018.This distribution chart shows where its mobile platform stands also it looks like the numbers of Android Oreo and Android Nougat are growing steadily.
Comparing it to December’s distribution chart shows that Android 8.0 Oreo amounts continue to be the same comprising 0.5 percentage of the overall market share. Android 8.1 Oreo is currently on the graph taking 0.2 percent of the market share mostly contributed by Pixel and Nexus devices. It is also surprising to see that the share for Android Gingerbread in 0.4 percent of this market, considering the fact that it was launched 7 years ago.

While Android Marshmallow nevertheless has the largest share of the market, there was a steady drop as the numbers have come down from 29.7 percent a month to 28.6 percent for the present month. Android Nougat has been showing steady increase for some time now. Android 7.0 and Android 7.1 united were at 20.6 percent in November, 23.3 % in December and are now reported at 26.3 percent of the marketplace. Android 7.0 saw a 1.8 percent increase whilst Android 7.1 increased by 1.2 points in the last month. This is mostly driven by new smartphones like the Honor 7X, OnePlus 5T, and the Moto X4 that launched with Android Nougat from the box.

In case Android Nougat continues the identical trend, we can view it closing onto Android Marshmallow at the upcoming few months. While the new versions of Android are seeing a steady growth in market share, older Android versions have noticed a steady decline. The drop in old versions of Android is primarily driven by producers updating the OS on older devices. To note the figures are gathered from apparatus seeing the Google Play app, which just supports Android 2.2 and above.

Google also upgraded its OpenGL version distribution statistics that has OpenGL 3.0 in 45.1 percent, OpenGL v2.0 in 37.2 %, and OpenGL 3.1 at 17.7 percent.


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