Android Distribution chart for November shows Oreo at 0.3%

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

But, now that the distribution numbers are out, we do know which Android versions have gained more share in the chart and which ones have dropped.

If you are an Android phone user, and your smartphone runs the newest Android 8.0 (Oreo) operating system, count yourself very lucky.

HTC U11 has been listed on Geekbench running the Android 8.0 Oreo hinting that the software testing is in full swing and if previous release pattern is taken as any indication, the company might deploy the final version to the public en masse by this month end or early December. 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. Of course, we're talking about Android fragmentation.

He writes: "In May 2017, Google announced that there are over two billion active Android devices".

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"At this point, we should expect that there are more than one billion devices that are two years out of date!" There have been a couple Oreo beta tests here and there, and a few phones are launching with the latest version of Android pre-installed, but the results aren't impressive. Android 8.0 (Oreo) was rolled out in August.

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.

After a length of time specified by Android's sysprop pm.dexopt.unopt_after_inactive_days field, applications that haven't been used in a while are marked as inactive by Android and downgraded.

Year after year, owners of expensive flagship devices are forced to wait more than six months for OS updates and the problem is showing no signs of abating.

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