Android platform distribution numbers updated for October, Pie still missing

Google’s official Android distribution numbers give us an insight into which OS versions are still being used, and serve as a visual representation of the platform’s fragmentation. The stats have just been updated again for October, and Android 9 Pie is still nowhere to be seen.
The numbers below were gathered over a seven-day period, ending on October 26th (any versions with less than 0.1% usage are not included):
Android version stats, October 2018

Android versionPrevious data (%)Current data (%)Change (pp)
2.30.30.2-0.1
4.00.30.30
4.11.11.10
4.21.51.50
4.30.50.4-0.1
4.47.87.6-0.2
5.03.63.5-0.1
5.114.714.4-0.3
6.021.621.3-0.3
7.019.018.1-0.9
7.110.310.1-0.2
8.013.414+0.6
8.15.87.5+1.7
If you’d rather see a visual representation, here’s this month’s Pie-less pie graph:

Every version older than 8.0 Oreo dropped in usage this past month, with Android Gingerbread back to 0.2% (it was 0.3% in August and September). Read MoreAndroid platform distribution numbers updated for October, Pie still missing was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Chrome for Android to end support for Jelly Bean

Android Jelly Bean debuted nearly six years ago in November 2012, and it’s currently the oldest version of Android still getting Chrome updates. That looks to be changing soon, though, according to a new commit spotted by XDA Developers.

The commit’s description puts it pretty bluntly: “Update UI for unsupported Android OS and make Jelly Bean unsupported.” There’s no timeline for the change, but once it takes effect, Android KitKat will replace Jelly Bean as the oldest version still supported by Chrome. Read MoreChrome for Android to end support for Jelly Bean was written by the awesome team at Android Police.