Google has unveiled its latest Android numbers for January 2018, and they reflect a disappointing uptake rate for Oreo.
(CCM) — Google has released the January 2018 Android Distribution chart, which shows the metrics of the various Android versions on total Android devices. This month's chart shows a flat growth rate of Android's latest versions, Android 8.0 and 8.1.
Google collects this data from active Android devices that accessed the Play Store in a given seven-day period. According to the data represented on the chart, Android 8.0 and Android 8.1 have claimed just 0.7% of the total share. At this pace, it is predicted that Oreo will struggle to make it to even 10% by the end of 2018. The chart shows that Android 6.0 Marshmallow continues to be the most used version, claiming 29.7% of the total share.
After Marshmallow, Android Nougat occupies second place, with a share of 26.3%. Older versions, like Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread, are on the verge of disappearing from the chart, as their share has dipped below 1%.
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