It's great that Google continues to update its Android OS every year with some amazing features and performance improvements, but there is a huge problem when it comes to adoption. While this has been an issue for quite some time, the adoption rate for Android 7.1 and Android 8.0 have been abysmal.
The latest numbers are in and it doesn't look good. The numbers for Android 8.0 Oreo are quite low, sitting at 0.3%, while the adoption for Android 7.1 Nougat sits at 3.0%. The lower number of Oreo can be slightly forgiven considering that it just released recently, but Android 7.1 has been out for over a year.
When you compare this to Apple's adoption rate, the recently released iOS 11 was found to be on over 50% of devices just a month after its release. Sure, it's a bit of a different argument considering that Android handsets are manufactured by more than one company, but the current state of updates is worrying. Those looking for the most up to date handsets will likely want to stick with Google's own Nexus, Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL.