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December Android distribution numbers are out: Oreo nearly doubled its share

Although 8.1 has been released, this month’s platform distribution numbers don’t include it.

Nougat continues to make gains, cumulatively adding an extra 2.7% to its slice of the pie, and Oreo has almost doubled to 0.5%.

Nougat standing at 23.3%, compared to 20.6% in November. All other major flavors have witnessed a decline – Marshmallow down to 29.7% from 30.9%; Lollipop 26.3%, compared to 27.2%; and KitKat down to 13.4% from 13.8% last month.

As for the remaining, the combined shared now stands at 6.8%, down from 7.2% last month.

Oreo’s gains might seem small, but it has increased ever so slightly faster than Nougat 7.0 did this long after its launch.

For the first time since January of last year, Marshmallow 6.0 makes up less than 30% off devices. It’s still the single greatest share, but it’s falling.

As for the 0.4% of you still using Gingerbread.

December Android distribution numbers

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