After over six months, Google has finally released new usage share statistics for the different versions of its Android operating system. Android 9.0 Pie is now on 10.4% of all Google Play devices.
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.
According to a commit made to the Android Open Source Project, the next major release of the mobile operating system will warn users when launching apps targetting Android 5.x Lollipop or earlier.
It has been a long time coming, but a year after its official release, Google's Android Oreo update is finally arriving on the BlackBerry Motion. The update is hitting devices in North America.
While a number of former flagship smartphones from Samsung have received updates to Android 8.0 Oreo during the course of this year, the company is now giving some update love to other handset series.
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%.
TCL-owned Alcatel today unveiled its newest addition to the 5 series smartphone lineup, the 5V. The phone sports a 6.2-inch notched display and will be available in select markets in July for $199.99.
Chinese manufacturer OPPO revealed on Twitter that the company is set to launch its unique Find X smartphone in India on July 12. The phone features a pop-up slider system for its cameras and sensors.
Following its Galaxy S7 and S7 edge smartphones earlier this month, Samsung has now started rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo to the Galaxy Tab S3, with the UK once again the first cab off the rank.
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.
Android Oreo made its debut last summer. T-Mobile's LG V30 and V30+ will finally be updated and it is set to be distributed over-the-air. It should start rolling out sometime next week.
Huawei announced today that it will begin updating its $199 Honor 7X handset to EMUI 8.0 and Android 8.0 Oreo on Monday, adding several new features to the budget handset, like a floating nav dock.
Verizon released an over-the-air update for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge today, promising Android Oreo. But while the release notes say Oreo is included, it's just a security update for Nougat.
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.
An over-the-air (OTA) update to Android 8.1 Oreo is now being made available to Sprint Essential PH-1 handsets, bringing a number of new features, improvements, and security updates to the device.
Today Razer announced that its phone would be updated to Android 8.1 Oreo. The update will arrive in its official form sometime in April but those that are curious can download the preview build now.
Asus has updated its midrange Zenfone 3 Deluxe variant to Android Oreo. This is the second major update delivered to the device after it received an update from Marshmallow to Nougat last year.
Huawei is likely aiming to penetrate the low-end segment of the smartphone market with a new device rumored to be in the works, featuring Android 8.1 (Oreo) and the MediaTek MT6739 SoC.
It had already received its first major upgrade to Oreo at the end of December. Now less than two months later 8.1 is being rolled out which gives lucky owners realtime views on Wi-Fi speeds.
Codenamed 'dipper', a new Xiaomi handset speculated to be the flagship Mi 7 appeared today on Geekbench. The numbers reveal a Snapdragon 845 chip, 6GB of RAM and the slightly older Android Oreo 8.0.
A recent report suggests that an Android Oreo-based update for the Galaxy Note8 has been released to at least one U.S. carrier and that it will likely roll out to Snapdragon-powered devices soon.
After a brief pause of the rollout of Android 8.0 due to the FXXU1CRAP firmware causing phones to spontaneously reboot, Europe should now be upgraded. Samsung has published the changelog.
HTC is rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo to more SKUs of its HTC 10 flagship. After rolling out Oreo updates to the US variants, it is now also updating the Indian HTC 10 with Oreo and VoLTE support.
The custom OS built for devices new and old has officially reached version 15.1 based on Android 8.1 Oreo. Devices such as the OnePlus 3, 3T, 5 and 5T are supported along with some others.
Samsung has explained why it halted the Android Oreo update rollout to the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ devices, stating that an existing bug is causing the devices to reboot unexpectedly.
According to a new report, Samsung has halted its rollout of Android 8.0 Oreo for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Likely due to a bug, the company will probably resume the rollout soon enough.
According to support pages on T-Mobile's website, Samsung will be releasing Android 8.0 Oreo for the Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+, and Note5, some of which are nearly three years old.
Today, Samsung finally began rolling out its Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 and S8+, beginning in Germany. In the U.S., carrier variants of the device will take more time.
Huawei has announced the release of its new mid-range smartphone offering for western markets, the Honor 9 Lite. The phone comes with a much-improved front-facing dual camera for that perfect selfie.
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.
A Senior "MotoAgent" responded to a user request for clarification if Oreo was indeed rolling out for the Moto X4 due to conflicting reports. The update is indeed making its way to those devices.
HTC has announced that beginning on Monday, the Sprint HTC U11 will receive Android 8.0 Oreo. You may not see the update right away as the roll out could take several days, but you will get it.
HMD Global has confirmed that the budget-friendly Nokia 2 will be updated to Android 8.1 Oreo directly, and will come with Android Go's memory management tweaks to boost performance.
HMD Global has fixed the multitasking bug previously affecting the Nokia 5 through a new Android Oreo beta build rolled out to the mobile device, which bumps up the software version to 5.160.
After testing the update through LG OS Preview program, the Korean company is now rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the LG V30 in South Korea over-the-air and through LG Bridge software.
Since the beginning of November there have been at least three Android 8.0 betas for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ tested by brits in the UK. Now a forth beta is rolling out to address major bugs.
Several users have complained on Reddit and Google forums that after upgrading to Android 8.1, the multi-touch feature starts acting weird when playing games or while performing other tasks.
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.
After launching the Android Oreo update for Android Wear devices last week, Google has officially released the list of wearable devices which will get the update in the coming months.