Google has introduced its latest Android version the Android Oreo in August for the Android smartphones. The latest version has too many new features including PiP mode, controlling apps in the background, Autofill API and much more. In case you own a device which is running on the latest Android version, then you are among lucky 0.3 Percent Android phone owners across the globe. Google has just shared the November distribution number of Android devices running on Android 8 (Oreo).
The Android Oreo was running on 0.1 percent of Android devices all over the world till september. According to the November distribution report of Android, the number of Android 8 (Oreo) based devices has grown to 0.3 percent. This is not the first time Google is taking its time in providing the Android's latest version for supporting Smartphones. It's been years and few Android updates since Google wasn't able to provide the newest version Android to a mass Android users on time.
After this month’s distribution, the newest version of the Android is available on handful devices including Google’s own older Nexus phones, the newer Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 2, last year’s Pixel XL and Pixel, as well as Sony’s Xperia XZ1. Most of the smartphone makers have announced that at least their flagship phones will be getting Android Oreo by the end of this year. One of the Chinese leading phone maker OnePlus has announced to provide Android Oreo to its OnePlus 5 by December. HTC and HMD global both have promised to their U11 and Nokia 8 users respectively to make the Android’s latest version available for their devices before the end of this year. Samsung and Huawei are also testing the Android Oreo for their smartphones, however, the release time is yet not disclosed by the bot the manufacturers.
Android users have always been vulnerable to the malware attacks and recently Android experienced frequent hits. This may be due to the reason that most of the Android devices are still running on the older version. According to the stats, Android 6 (Marshmallow) is still runs on 30.9 percent of the Android smartphones where the later version Android 7 & 7.1 (Kitkat) runs on 20.6 percent of total Android devices. The use of week risk-prone older Android version let the hackers to spread their malware to a wide range of Android deices.
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