The growth in the adoption of Android Oreo is good news for Google. There has been an increase of 6.4% in the adoption of Android Oreo as compared to May. This can be attributed to launch of various smartphones makers such as Xiaomi, Asus, HMD Global and others. Besides that, there has been an increased adoption of the latest OS as well.
That being said, Android Nougat has maintained its largest share with 30.8% share of the total Android distribution. The share of Android Nougat 7.0 fell to 21.2%, which is a drop by 1.7% as compared to the previous period and the Android 7.1 Nougat has increased by 1.4% making the total share now to 9.6%.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow is now available on 23.5% devices which has declined as compared to the 25.5% last month. The Lollipop operating system is available on 20.4% devices which is down by 2%.
On the other hand, the KitKat operating system is still running on 9.1% devices, while the JellyBean version of the OS is presently available on 3.6% smartphones. The Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich are at 0.2% and 0.3%, with a marginal fall.
Google notes that the Android distribution data has been collected by recording active devices visiting Google Play in a seven-day period ending on July 23.
Earlier in the year, Google officially introduced the latest version of its Android operating system. Presently called as Android P, the OS brings into focus one of the core strengths of Google: AI and machine learning. The search giant brings features like Adaptive Battery, Adaptive Brightness, App Actions, Slices and much more on board.