Only a Couple of weeks into the New Year, Google has Published its first Android distribution Graph for the year 2018.This distribution chart shows where its cellular platform stands also it looks like the amounts for Android Oreo and Android Nougat are growing steadily. The date was collected at the 7-day period ending January 8.
Comparing it to December’s distribution graph shows that Android 8.0 Oreo amounts are still the same comprising 0.5 percentage of the total market share. Android 8.1 Oreo is currently on the chart taking 0.2 percent of the market share largely contributed by Pixel and Nexus apparatus. It’s also surprising to find that the share for Android Gingerbread at 0.4 percent of this current market, considering the fact that it had been launched 7 years ago.
While Android Marshmallow nevertheless has the greatest share of the market, there was a steady fall as the figures have come down in 29.7 percent a month to 28.6 percent for the present month. Android Nougat has been showing steady increase for some time now. Android 7.0 and Android 7.1 united were at 20.6 % in November, 23.3 % in December and are now reported in 26.3 percent of the market. Android 7.0 saw a 1.8 percent increase while Android 7.1 increased by 1.2 points in the previous month. This is mostly driven by new mobiles like the Honor 7X, OnePlus 5T, and the Moto X4 that launched with Android Nougat out of the box.
In case Android Nougat continues the same trend, we can see it final onto Android Marshmallow in the upcoming few months. While the new versions of Android are seeing a steady increase in market share, mature Android versions have noticed a steady decline. Lollipop saw a dip, falling from 26.3 percent market share to 25.1 percent. Even though KitKat saw a 0.6 percent fall for 13.4 percent to 12.8, Jelly Bean saw a marginal drop from 5.9 percent to 5.6 percent. The drop in older versions of Android is primarily driven by producers updating the OS on older devices. To note the characters are gathered from apparatus visiting the Google Play app, which just supports Android 2.2 and above.
Google also upgraded its OpenGL version distribution statistics that has OpenGL 3.0 in 45.1 percent, OpenGL v2.0 in 37.2 %, and OpenGL 3.1 at 17.7 percent.