Google investigating swipe issue on Pixel/Nexus phones caused by Android 8.1 Oreo

Google investigating swipe issue on Pixel/Nexus phones caused by Android 8.1 Oreo

Google investigating swipe issue on Pixel/Nexus phones caused by Android 8.1 Oreo

Google has yet again shared an update on its Android distribution stats.

As per Google's numbers, Android Oreo is growing but at a very slow pace.

Version 5.1.018 of the GCam port brings Portrait Mode to older versions of Android such as 7.1.1 Nougat on the LG V30 which we did our testing on. Google collected the data on the distribution numbers over a seven-day period ending Monday. Overall, the total share of Android Oreo stands at 0.7 percent compared to 0.5 percent in December.

A further breakdown reveals that Android 8.0 takes a 0.5 percent share and the latest Oreo 8.1 sits at just 0.2 percent.

Rounding things out is Android Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0) and Android Gingerbread (2.3), which held steady at 0.5 percent and 0.4 percent usage, respectively.

Comparing it to December's distribution chart shows that Android 8.0 Oreo numbers are still the same comprising 0.5 percent of the overall market share. This is primarily driven by new smartphones like the Honor 7X, OnePlus 5T, and the Moto X4 which launched with Android Nougat out of the box. Meanwhile, Android Nougat is now the second most used version after Android Marshmallow.

Android Lollipop has dropped from the second place to third now as it makes up 25.1 per cent (version 5.0 and 5.1 together), down from 26.3 per cent last month. Well, it's worth noting that last month, Marshmallow was running on 29.7% of devices, and, even with a drop of 1.1%, Marshmallow is still the Android OS which is running on majority of the Android devices.

Google also updated its OpenGL version distribution numbers which has OpenGL 3.0 at 45.1 percent, OpenGL v2.0 at 37.2 percent, and OpenGL 3.1 at 17.7 percent.

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