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

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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. Last month, Oreo debuted at 0.2% of all devices. Presumably these are the ones responsible for keeping Gingerbread, released in May 2010, and Ice Cream Sandwich from October 2011 still on Google's Android version distribution chart.

The latest Android Oreo operating system is only available for Google Pixel and Nexus devices along with the Sony Xperia XZ1 series.

The updated Android distribution numbers confirm that Android 7.0 is now present on 17.6 percent of active devices while Android 7.1 is present on 3 percent devices, making the total number as 20.6 percent.

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These numbers are compiled from Android devices that accessed the Play Store during a seven-day period ending on November 9th. Further, KitKat is now running on 13.8 percent Android smartphones and Jelly Bean in 6.2 percent devices. While Android 7.0 Nougat is on 17.6 per cent devices, around 3.0 per cent users are on Android 7.1 Nougat. Android KitKat is now on 13.8 per cent of active devices, seeing a small drop from the previous month. With Android 8.1 Oreo, when a device is running low on space, an automatic cleanup process will tidy after these unused apps. Last year's version, Android 7.0/7.1 Nougat, is building up a head of steam in its efforts to overtake Android 6 Marshmallow.

Android Lollipop has a total of 27.2 percentage points, which includes 6.4 per cent devices on Android 5.0, while 20.8 per cent devices are on Android 5.1 Lollipop.

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