Android Oreo 8.0 has been around for about a month. Over the past 30 days, Google’s major update involved only 0.2% of all end-to-end robots in the world. This is an important number in quantitative but very small amount compared to the whole release cake still around. According to information from the Big G Developer Portal, Oreo is undergoing a history of installation very similar to that of its predecessors. The trend is the same: before becoming really mainstream, every update lives at least a year in purgatory and then exceeds the double digit adoption threshold at a global level. Certainly, the Mountain View team does not help to reduce fragmentation, in fact, it works continuously to release new packages and improve usage experience, creating even more gap within the same generation. Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL launched today, for example, already mount Oreo 8.1, a step beyond the much anticipated 8.0
The latest statistics therefore speak of an Oreo 8.0 at 0.2%, ultimately after Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich, at 0.6%. The most popular system is still Marshmallow, on 32% of the Android in circulation, which precedes Lollipop 5.1 (still popular on entry-level smartphones) and Nougat 7.0, which slowly gets bigger among the older generations. To understand how much the OS’s heterogeneity ends up making confusingly the Android panorama, one can venture against a comparison: Apple’s cadent and transparent update policy has allowed iOS 11, released on September 26, to reach more than 25% of the iPhone and iPad globally, virtually one quarter of those sold over the years. In this way, Apple can better manage the release of patches and features, ensuring direct control over individual versions.