Google updated its statistics on the prevalence of various versions of the Android operating system on the official site for Android Developers developers. The statistics are for the week ended August 31, 2018.
The most recent version of Android 9.0 Pie has not yet entered the rating because Google statistics do not take into account the OS with a share of less than 0,1%. The second freshness of Android 8 Oreo now takes 14.6%, which is 2.5% more results in July.
The versions Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread, debuted in December 2010 and in October 2011, received 0.3% and 0.3%, respectively. The Jelly Bean version, released in July 2012, received a 3.5% decrease of 0.1%. In April, Android 8 Oreo first overtook it and took the fifth place. Now the fifth place is occupied by KitKat with 8.6%.
The share of last year’s Android 7 Nougat stopped growing for the second month and stabilized at 30.8%. In this case, the share of Android 7.1 Nougat is 10.5%, and the net Android 7.0 Nougat – 20.3%.
In February, Nougat first overtook Marshmallow and became the most popular version of Android. The version of Marshmallow has held the lead since the summer of 2017. Now it takes the second place and the share of 22.7 decreased by 0.8%. Lollipop takes the third place, its share fell from 20.4% to 19.2%.
Recall, a stable version of Android 9 Pie (Pie) was introduced by Google on August 6. It brings a lot of innovations, tied to the system of artificial intelligence, as well as “native” support for displays with cut-outs in the style of the iPhone X.