Nougat breaks 15% in September 2017′s Android distribution numbers

Isaac Cain
September 13, 2017

The list of devices for which AOSP Oreo and Lineage OS 15 ROMs are available is updated regularly. They're also available to those that wish to manually install ahead of the Over-the-Air release.

Count another two or three months before we start seeing Android Oreo in the charts.

The release has also taken a unusual turn.

In a nutshell, this latest update from Google comes with the latest security patch and it's just erroneously tagged as Android Nougat 7.1.2. Now the smartphone has been spotted on the GFXBench benchmarking website with Android 8.0.0 Oreo operating system, as per a report of The Android Soul.

The prevailing theory is that Google's simply mislabeled these OTAs and that they're actually based on Android 8.0 Oreo. Android 4.4 KitKat was running on 16 per cent devices in August and Jelly Bean on 7.6 per cent.

Speaking of the September patch, it looks like it's starting to roll out to some Nexus 5X users.

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According to recently posted findings on forums and sites such as Reddit, the operating system apparently bypasses and neglects the user's Wi-Fi connection and instead eats up the plan's mobile data.

The GFXbench listing means that the company is testing out the Android 8.0 build on the Nokia 9. However, the upcoming Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will be the first smartphones to arrive preinstalled with the latest Android version.

Other carriers remain silent about their plans and that will likely continue as we push through the month of September.

The teardown, revealed that some of the developers from Google are using the Android 8.1 SDK for building apps.

As of now, we do not know whether this new device will come with Android Oreo support right out-of-the-box or will be upgraded via OTA support.

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