Android platform distribution numbers for December 2017 show more growth for Oreo and Nougat

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New month, new Android distribution numbers.

Google today posted its Android platform distribution stats for December 2017. These numbers measure which versions of Android were used to access the Play Store during the 7-day period ending today, December 11, 2017.

Android Oreo (8.0) saw a modest usage increase from last month, moving from 0.3 percent in November to 0.5 percent in December. That increase is likely thanks to both the rollout of Oreo to some new devices and continues sales of Google’s newest Pixel phones.

Google Android platform distribution December 2017

Android Nougat (7.0 and 7.1) saw an increase in usage from last month, too, growing from 20.6 percent in November to 23.3 percent in December. All other previous versions of Android saw their usage decrease from last month to this month.

Android Marshmallow (6.0) usage fell a little more than one percentage point to finish at 29.7 percent in December, while Android Lollipop (5.0 and 5.1) dropped to 26.3 percent usage.

Android KitKat (4.4) slipped less than half a percent to finish at 13.4 percent usage for December, while Android Jelly Bean (4.1-4.3) fell to 5.9 percent. Rounding things out is Android Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0) which held steady at 0.5 percent usage and Android Gingerbread (2.3) which slipped to 0.4 percent usage.

Which version of Android are you currently running?

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Google reveals which Android Wear smartwatches will get an Oreo update

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Days after Google announced that the rollout of Android Oreo for Android Wear had begun, we’ve learned exactly which smartwatches will be getting an update to Oreo.

Google has posted lists of the Android Wear devices that have already gotten their Oreo update and the ones that’ll be getting it in the future. The watches that’ve already been updated include the LG Watch Sport and Michael Kors Sofie, while the watches that are pursuing the update include the Huawei Watch 2 and LG Watch Style.

Here are both of Google’s lists in full:

Android Wear Oreo(8.0) update is already available in the following watches:

  • Fossil Q Venture
  • LG Watch Sport
  • Louis Vuitton Tambour
  • Michael Kors Sofie
  • Montblanc Summit

Watches that are currently pursuing the Android Wear Oreo (8.0) update:

  • Casio PRO TREK Smart WSD-F20
  • Casio WSD-F10 Smart Outdoor Watch
  • Diesel Full Guard
  • Emporio Armani Connected
  • Fossil Q Control
  • Fossil Q Explorist
  • Fossil Q Founder 2.0
  • Fossil Q Marshal
  • Fossil Q Wander
  • Gc Connect
  • Guess Connect
  • Huawei Watch 2
  • Hugo BOSS BOSS Touch
  • LG Watch Style
  • Michael Kors Access Bradshaw
  • Michael Kors Access Dylan
  • Michael Kors Access Grayson
  • Misfit Vapor
  • Mobvoi Ticwatch S & E
  • Movado Connect
  • Nixon Mission
  • Polar M600
  • TAG Heuer Tag Connected Modular 45
  • Tommy Hilfiger 24/7 You
  • ZTE Quartz

As with most major updates like this, the exact timing of your particular watch’s update will vary. If you’ve got a watch that’s on either list, though, at least you’ve now got confirmation that Android Oreo is coming to your wrist.

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Android 8.0 Oreo beta ROM for Galaxy Note8 leaked

Android 8.0 Oreo was released back in August, but most manufacturers are still working on porting it to their phones and tablets. Unfinished ROMs are available for a handful of phones, like the Essential Phone and OnePlus 5. The next device to see Oreo is the Galaxy Note8, as an unfinished test ROM has leaked online.

The beta ROM was posted by Reddit user mweinbach, and clocks in at 1.4GB. Several users have already installed it, but report that it is buggy, fails a SafetyNet check (thus, Android Pay and other functions do not work), and appears as ‘Unverified’ on the Play Store.

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While it was announced last week that the Oreo update has started rolling out to Android Wear devices, what wasn’t clear was exactly which devices are getting it. Well, Google has now officially revealed the list. The names in the list include the Fossil Q Venture, LG Watch Sport, Louis Vuitton Tambour, Michael Kors Sofie, and Montblanc Summit. In addition, the company has also announced the list of wearables that will be getting the update in the future. It’s a long list containing names like Casio PRO TREK Smart WSD-F20, Casio WSD-F10 Smart Outdoor Watch, Diesel Full Guard,…

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