Android 8.0 Oreo first made its debut in the smartphone market in August of last year, but since then, has not been able to break into many devices. Late last year, the smartphone was just pushing 0.7% on a global scale, putting it behind Marshmallow (6.0) which had the all-time high results as of then.
Things have changed now though (not by much), and the Oreo can be seen on a little more than 1% of all Android devices. That is a significant boost that sees the new software edge past the Android M.
This revelation was made possible when Google published a map of all the operating systems on devices that had connected to the Play Store during a period of 7 days, ending yesterday (5th of February). That map shows that the Oreo had a 4% boost from the last test, earning a cumulative total of 28.5% as a result.
It is expected that these numbers continue to grow, given that the software would be the choice for upper mid-range and high-end smartphones that would hit the market this year. As soon as Samsung finalises the modalities for rollout to its Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ units too, we will have a higher percentage to report.