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Google has published its latest Android platform usage stats that show Android 8.x Nougat now on almost a quarter of active devices and Pie 9.0 still scrounging for 0.1% usage to get on the charts.
Google released the latest usage stats for Android a few days ago, and sadly it still shows that less than 15% of all devices that accessed Google Play are on Android 8.0 Oreo. That's pretty weak.
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Google today published its Android usage breakdown, the first report that it has released since May 7. The report shows that Android 8.0 is now on 10.1% of devices, but 8.1 is only on 2%.
Since the Android usage stats arrived late last month, it's no surprise that the list of different versions have barely moved in the last few weeks. However, it does show a trend - slow adoption.
Almost eight months after the latest major Android update was released, Oreo is now installed on 4.6% of all Google Play Android devices, although only 0.5% are on the latest version, 8.1.
Google published its monthly usage breakdown for Android devices this week, showing that Nougat is finally the most popular version of the OS, and Oreo is finally on over 1% of Google Play devices.
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Google released its monthly Android usage share breakdown today, showing that almost four months after its release, Android 8.0 Oreo is still only installed on 0.5% of all Google Play devices.
Just over a month after it was announced, Android Oreo made it onto Google's monthly Android usage report, with 0.2% of active Google Play devices. 7.x Nougat is now on 17.8% of them.
Over a year after it was released, Android Nougat is only on 15.8% of Google Play devices, although just 1.6% are on the latest version, 7.1. Marshmallow gained some usage, and the rest declined.
Nearly a year after it was released, Android Nougat is only on 13.5% of Google Play devices, although just 1.2% are on the latest version, 7.1. Marshmallow gained some usage, and the rest declined.
Ten months after its release, Android 7.0 Nougat has reached 10.6% of devices. Marshmallow had reached 15.2% within ten months of its rollout starting, and it's more than doubled since then, to 31.8%.
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Google released its monthly breakdown of Android usage today, and while 7.0 Nougat saw yet another strong gain, the latest version, 7.1, remains at 0.6% nearly seven months after its release.
Google released its monthly breakdown of Android usage today, and while Nougat is still making gains, usage of the latest version of the OS, 7.1, saw only a modest improvement at just 0.5% of devices.
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Google released its monthly breakdown of Android usage today, and while Nougat is still making gains, usage of the latest version of the OS, 7.1, remains stagnant at just 0.4% of Google Play devices.
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