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Less Than One Percent of Android Devices Updated to Oreo

Dec 12, 2017

In some new platform information that Google has just released, we have learned that Android Oreo is on less than one percent of all Android devices. We have told you before about how there is a huge problem with Android fragmentation. Previously, we have also went into details about some of the best features to come with the new Android Oreo operating system.

It seems the fragmentation problem might be getting worse. The new data is suggesting almost no one has updated to Android Oreo, which is Android 8.0. Read on to learn more about what the new Android data shows and what troubles this might mean for Android Oreo.

Android Oreo Found on Less Than One Percent of All Android Devices

The real concern here is that less than one percent of active Android devices have upgraded to Android Oreo. Android Oreo, which is Android 8.0, actually brings a lot of new features and functions to the platform. The data that Google just released though, shows that people seem to not be that excited to get these new features.

The data showed that Android Oreo is only running on .5 percent of devices. Google has a new Pixel phone out, which is running Android Oreo, but beyond that, not many other devices are seeing the upgrade. The HTC U11 is also running Android Oreo, but most other Android devices are still shipping out with Android Nougat.

That is likely why we are seeing such low numbers on Android Oreo, since a lot of devices are shipping with the older operating system. The Google data showed that both Android 7.0 and Android 7.1 combined have 23.3 percent of share on Android devices. Android Marshmallow, which is Android 6.0, is still the operating system most people are running on. According to the data, Android Marshmallow is on 29.7 percent of all Android devices. Android Lollipop, which is Android 5, is on 26.3 percent of devices.

Android Oreo Upgrade Lagging Way Behind One Percent

While Android Oreo is lagging way behind the one percent share, this should not be too surprising. Android has a lot of different phone manufacturers as well as carriers and chip providers. All of these different companies that make Android products are often times where the issues come from. Companies have a difficult time keeping Android updated.

This is especially true when devices begin shipping out right at the time a new operating system releases. Other issues include some of the low-budget Android devices, which are often times not compatible with the newest Android systems. The flagship devices see the most Android upgrades while the lower-end devices often times see one or none. Even with some of the flagship devices, they are lagging behind on getting the updates out in a timely manner.

Only Less than One Percent of Devices have Oreo Installed

The fragmentation rate is only getting bigger as more companies are making Android devices. Android Oreo, which is already up to Android 8.1, is a very stable and solid upgrade. The picture-in-picture mode is one feature you will find on Android Oreo. The newly improved Notifications system is also great and a huge plus that we have been waiting to see. We hope that more of the devices will begin shipping out with Android Oreo here soon, although so many are still shipping out with Nougat.

The good news is that a lot of devices shipping out with Nougat should be seeing the Android Oreo update available fairly quickly. If you are running on a much older Android device though, you will likely be left out of the new Android Oreo update. Android Oreo requires at least a semi-new Android device in order to get the upgrade. So tell us in the comments whether or not you have upgraded to Android Oreo yet. Are you waiting for your device to receive the update or are you on a device that is not going to get the update?