Android 8.0 Oreo sees a measly gain in November distribution numbers


Here's how it works: In Android 8.1, applications marked "inactive" aren't run through dexopt, the Android tool that optimizes.dex files to produce an.odex file.

It has been over six weeks since the Google's Android version 8.0 Oreo was announced, but still, it seems that the adoption of the latest Android version is yet a distinct dream. With Android 8.1 Oreo, when a device is running low on space, an automatic cleanup process will tidy after these unused apps.

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Older Pixel and Nexus devices have been updated while other OEMs are in the very early stages of testing betas and previews.

At the moment, Android Marshmallow stands at 30.9 percent, making it the most used version of Android.

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Meanwhile, Android 7.0 rose 1.8 percentage points to 17.6%, while 7.1 saw a one point increased to 3%. Even though it made its debut on the market back in August, the latest version of Android hasn't been adopted by too many smartphone companies. The almost two-and-half year old Android 6.0 Marshmallow continues to dominate with 30.9 per cent of Android devices, though it is down from 32 per cent in October. Just like it rolls out security patch for Android every month.

Total devices on Android Jelly Bean now amount to a total of 6.2 per cent. Lollipop maintains its second spot with 27.2 percentage while KitKat still accounts for about 13.8 percent of the market. Android Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread are running on 0.5 per cent devices each.

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