Android Oreo and Nougat usage continues to grow in Google’s November 2017 distribution numbers

After making its first appearance in Google’s Android platform distribution stats last month, Oreo made some gains in the month of November.

Android Oreo (8.0) was on 0.3 percent of devices that accessed the Play Store during the 7-day period ending November 9th, 2017. That’s up from 0.2 percent in October 2017. Android Nougat (7.0 and 7.1) grew as well, going from 17.8 percent in October to 20.6 percent in November.

Other versions of Android weren’t so lucky. Android Marshmallow (6.0) dropped 1.1 percent from October to finish at 30.9 percent usage in November, while Android Lollipop (5.0 and 5.1) slipped to 27.2 percent usage.

Android distribution numbers November 2017 Google

Android KitKat fell, too, dropping to 13.8 percent in November 2017 while Android Jelly Bean (4.1-4.3) fell to 6.2 percent. Both Android Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0) and Android Gingerbread (2.3) slipped to 0.5 percent usage this month.

Android Oreo is still in its early days and is largely only available to Nexus and Pixel phones, which explains its small piece of this pie. Meanwhile, Android Nougat’s growth can be explained by the fact that most companies are still making and selling Nougat-powered devices. As we enter 2018 and device makers have had more time to customize Oreo to their liking, we’ll see new phones released with Oreo and updates for existing hardware, which will help give Oreo’s usage a boost.

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