Google’s monthly Android distribution numbers are a great way to keep an eye on fragmentation and software adoption in the Android market. Google has now released its October 2018 Android distribution numbers and while most changes are minor, we’re seeing continued steady growth for Android Oreo, which is now running on 21.5% of Android smartphones. That’s a definite increase from 19.2% in September, and it now makes Android Oreo the second most-used version of Android.
Unfortunately, Android Pie still doesn’t have enough share to make the list. Hopefully we’ll see it pop up for the first time in November. Aside from the increase in Oreo, we saw minor decreases across almost all other versions of Oreo, with the largest drop in Nougat, which fell from 29.3% to 28.2%. Marshmallow dropped from 21.6% to 21.3%, now putting it behind Oreo in terms of usage.
Which version of Android are you using?