Last month, Nougat surpassed the three-year old Lollipop to become the second most used version of Android. In the February distribution numbers, Android 7.0/7.1 is finally on top, while Oreo continues its very slow ascent.
Android 8.0 Oreo sees a small jump to .8% after remaining stagnant in January, while 8.1 is now at .3%. Both combine to finally reach 1%, but there is obviously still a long climb ahead.
Meanwhile, Samsung’s update is coming soon with the company recently ending its beta program and detailing upcoming changes. Meanwhile, Essential said that it is holding off on updating the PH-1 until Android 8.1.
Meanwhile, Android 7.0 rose 1.2 points to 22.3%, while 7.1 saw a 1 point increase to 6.2%. The two combine for a total of 28.5% and trump last month’s 26.3%, while surpassing Marshmallow to become the most used version of Android.
Marshmallow fell .5 percentage points to 28.1%, with Lollipop 5.0 and 5.1 merging for 24.6%. KitKat is at 12.0% and Jelly Bean fell to 5%. Meanwhile, Ice Cream Sandwich is at .4% and Gingerbread at .3%
These numbers are compiled from Android devices that accessed the Play Store during a seven-day period ending on February 5th.