Android Oreo runs on 0.3 percent of devices: Google

Android 8.1 Oreo will free up space by shrinking apps you don't use

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.

Google has been trying to tackle the crippling issue of Android fragmentation for years now, but the latest evidence seems to prove the firm's efforts are futile. This is perhaps one of the reasons for the regular malware attacks on Android phones, since the older operating systems are not as robust in terms of security, data encryption and handling malware. As for why uptake is slowing, Luu deduces that there could be three possible explanations: Android growth is slowing, device turnover is slowing and/or fewer devices are receiving updates. "In May 2017, Google announced that there are over two billion active Android devices". The situation won't improve by much since HMD and Huawei are the ones that will offer Android 8.0 Oreo updates for some of its smartphones by the end of the year.

His graph also highlights that there are now more than a billion devices that are two years out of date.

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Oreo comes with a few significant changes, including badge notifications for individual apps, a redesigned settings menu and a number of behind-the-scenes improvements created to help with system speed, overall performance and battery life.

Just like Android 8.1, this is still in beta and there is no official announcement on when it will move into the stable stage and be ready to consumers.

Google's Project Treble promises to help speed up vendor releases of new Android versions, but only devices like the new Pixel 2 that ship with Android Oreo can take advantage of it. Both the devices are expected to get the new OS update in the first quarter of 2018 (January-March). Is it enough to drive you to a Pixel or *gasp* the iPhone?

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