Now that more new smartphones have been launched following the MWC, all with Android 8.0 or 8.1 pre-installed, the Android version of Oreo is beginning to gain momentum in Google's official top of the software developer page. Of course, a large number of users are still older, but the most popular are not so old that they can be considered unusable
The first place is still occupied by Android 6.0 Nook, a very popular version, which is found on nearly a third of all devices connected to Google Play Services (30.8%). The second place is occupied by Android 7.x Marshmallow, the version released by Google in 2016, with more than a quarter (26%) of the total, while Lollipop, the first variant of Android with Material Design, ranks third with 22 9%. Already these three variants are the majority of smartphones and tablets that are still in use, which is good news for the platform.
The lower places are occupied by KitKat, fourth place with 10.5% of the market, Android Oreo on the fifth place with 4.6%, Android Jelly Bean, 4.5%, Ice Cream Sandwich on the seventh place with 0.4% and finally Android 2.3 Gingerbread on the last place by 0.3%
The good news is that Oreo is no longer in the last places, registering a 3.5 percent increase over the previous month. If this increase will continue, Oreo will very soon climb fourth, finally knocking out the old KitKat, which has been in the fourth place for several months. Of course, until Oreo gets to the top 3 versions of Android, there will already be a new version on the market. Google already offers Android P beta to software developers, its official presentation being expected in May at Google I / O
If Google has stayed on the same release cycle as previous years, we can expect Android 9.0 "P" sometime in July.