Published: Wed, September 13, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

Nougat breaks 15% in September 2017′s Android distribution numbers

Nougat breaks 15% in September 2017′s Android distribution numbers

However, the latest Android Oreo version could not find its place in the chart for the same month - notably, Android versions with less than 0.1 percent share of active devices aren't listed, implying Oreo is now on fewer than those many devices. According to the latest numbers, Nougat now sits at 15.8%!

We already know that Nokia is also working on its Nokia 9 smartphone which is said to be released at the end of Q3. Lollipop follows at 28.8%, but is still on the decline coming from last month's 29.2%.

The only other points to note are the relatively stubborn persistence of Marshmallow - down just 0.2% this month - and the slight erosion of the nearly irreducible core of Gingerbread 2.3, from 2011, finally declining slightly from its long held 0.7% base. The Android 8.0 will be arriving preinstalled on the forthcoming smartphones and it will be available as the first or second major update for the existing smartphones.

So what makes Android Oreo worth all the hype?

While we're still lingering on the old security update we can only assume September security patches for all Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel, and Pixel XL users will start pushing soon.

The routine of Google launches have seen the series of the "number" being very common. Notably, Google does not display any Android versions with less than 0.1 per cent distribution.

So does that mean it's a downgrade OTA?

A few days ago, we reported on Android's September security bulletin, in which Google seemed to suggest the latest security patches for most Pixel and Nexus devices came bundled with the late-August upgrade to Android 8.0 Oreo.

I've not had anything for any of my devices in the United Kingdom yet, and the images aren't yet up on the Google Developers site, but hopefully it won't be long now.

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