Google's Android distribution numbers for November confirm a minimal increase for Oreo

Each month Google publishes a chart that offers us an overall image over the various versions of Android and how are they distributed among users. The chart for the month of November, published earlier today, paints a not so encouraging picture for Android.

Even though it made its debut on the market back in August, the latest version of Android hasn’t been adopted by too many smartphone companies. Currently, only 0.3% of the devices that visited the Google Play Store in early November were running Android 8.0 Oreo operating system.

The situation won’t improve by much since HMD and …


Oreo appears for the first time in Google's Android distribution chart

The Pixel 2 and its bigger Pixel XL 2 might soon become the first smartphones to ship with Android Oreo on board, soon followed by Huawei’s Mate 10. However, the new version of Android has already made it in Google’s Android distribution chart for the month of October.

Although many Pixel and Nexus devices have already been updated to Android Oreo, they account for less than 1% of the Android smartphone market share, which is why they don’t matter that much in the grand scheme of things.

Add to that that Google’s doesn’t take into consideration any Android …

Android's July distribution stats are in: Nougat is gaining ground, but Marshmallow is still on top

Geeks, nerds, and fans alike, the latest Android distribution stats are in!

Merely months before Android O becomes official, the preceding Android Nougat has finally leapfrogged the 10%-mark – Android 7.0 and 7.1 have been installed on a total of 11.5% of all active Android devices worldwide during the first week of July 2017. That’s a neat 2% improvement over May’s 9.5% Nougat distribution, and we can only expect this number to grow higher with time.
Android Marshmallow, which got released in 2015, continues its reign with …

June's Android distribution figures are released; Android 6.0 is now on top

If it’s the first week of the new month, it must be time to take a look at the latest Android distribution numbers. And as you might suspect, the percentage of Android phones using the latest Android 7.0-7.1.1 builds (Nougat) has increased. This time, the addition amounts to 2.4 percentage points, thus taking Nougat’s share to 9.5%. The biggest slice of the pie belongs to Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), which now can be found on 31.2% of Android devices. That is followed by the 30.8% of Android flavored phones and tablets that are powered by Android 5.0-5.1 (Lollipop). Last month it was Lollipop that …

TRI signs $1 billion deal for the distribution of the new Turing Phone Appassionato

Turing Robotic Industries (TRI) introduced its new version of the Turing Phone, supposedly world’s first Liquidmorphium smartphone, last month. The company confirmed it has signed a deal with TCL for the manufacture of the new Turing Phone Appassionato, which will come in two variations.

Today, TRI announced a $1 billion deal for the distribution of 750,000 Turing Phone Appassionato GX8 (premium version) units throughout China over 12 months.

The partnership with Potevio, a China state-owned telecommunications distribution company will ensure the distribution …

Latest Android distribution figures show 45% more Android phones running on Nougat

With the beginning of each new month comes an important batch of updated data. We’re talking about the Android distribution figures. Based on all of the devices that visited the Google Play Store over the last seven days that ended today (perhaps your phone or tablet was included in the data), Android Nougat made a solid jump in usage. The number of handsets with either Android 7.0 and 7.1 installed jumped 45% from April’s report. 7.1% of Android devices are running on Nougat compared to the 4.9% that were using it as of last month.

It is quite a battle between Marshmallow (Android 6.0) …

Google's Android platform distribution for April 2017 shows Nougat is nearly at 5%

Android Nougat doesn’t seem to be able to become Google’s dominant mobile platform almost six months after its official launch. But that’s no wonder considering Android Lollipop still has the largest market share on the market.

According to the data collected during a 7-day period ending on April 3, Android Nougat accounts for 4.9% market share. The smaller market share listed by Google, Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich have as low as 0.9% market share each.

Even Jelly Bean, an Android version launched five years ago is used more often than Nougat, as the …