A new analysis of Android's notorious update problems suggests patching is actually getting worse over time. He found that the proportion of devices that are the most outdated is even greater today than in 2014. This chart is an indication of what version of Android is running on how many devices in the market in terms of percentage.
Each month Google publishes a chart that offers us an overall image over the various versions of Android and how are they distributed among users. Percentage points of Android Oreo is expected to rise once more smartphones start to ship with the latest OS in-built.
Those Android versions that have a share of less than 1% are not shown in this distribution chart. This phenomenon could be due to Android growth slowing, relatively fewer people upgrading to new devices, or that fewer devices are receiving updates. The two combine for a total of 20.6% and trump last month's 17.8%. According to the code first spotted by XDA-Developers, Android 8.1 will make apps inactive that haven't been used in a while.
The Android Oreo 8.0 stands lowest on the table, even below the 2nd Gen Android Gingerbread which is now running in 0.5 percent of devices next to the Ice Cream Sandwich (0.5 percent). Also, this means that low internal storage devices - midrange and budget phones - will still have to run Android Oreo to take advantage of this upcoming feature. And device manufacturers need to meet several requirements to enable Treble.