Oreo lagging way behind: only on .7% of devices

Discussion in 'Android News' started by PereDroid, Jan 25, 2018.

  1. PereDroid

    PereDroid DF News Team Reporter

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2010
    Messages:
    5,737
    Likes Received:
    3,502
    Trophy Points:
    1,563
    Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Ratings:
    +4,090
    Current Phone Model:
    Moto Turbo 2
    [​IMG]

    Here's your fragmentation reporter with my usual report on how badly adoption of Google's latest OS continues. According to Google themselves, as of January 8th, Oreo is on a paltry .7% of devices. Nearly 7 months after it was released, adoption of Oreo is crawling along. For comparison, Gingerbread is still hanging on at only .3% less. New phones being released continue to come with Nougat. Samsung continues to leave its customers in the dark on when those devices will get Oreo (although rumors are pointing to very soon). LG has just announced the V30 should be getting it soon followed by the G6 'in the first half of 2018'. I know, that most of the Droidformers (including me) don't care about getting the new OS quickly, but it is important to a small percentage of people. Frankly, the only reason I continue to report on these stories is that I want Google to do better. Even though I am not bothered by not getting the latest and greatest quickly, I am happy Motorola took care of us Z2 Force owners.

    With P right around the corner, expected in May, is it time to start the... what will it be called posts? Early rumors are saying Pineapple Upside-down Cake. I doubt that. PUC anyone?

    Source: BGR
     
  2. Sajo

    Sajo Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2013
    Messages:
    13,053
    Likes Received:
    8,526
    Trophy Points:
    1,863
    Location:
    Tennessee
    Ratings:
    +9,054
    Current Phone Model:
    Moto Z Force - The Last Droid
    Now what would be interesting to know is out of that .7 % which manufacturer has the most phones on Oreo. How many of that .7% is something other than. Pixel?

    Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
     
  3. johnomaz

    johnomaz Silver Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2010
    Messages:
    3,187
    Likes Received:
    637
    Trophy Points:
    178
    Location:
    Central Valley, California
    Ratings:
    +775
    Current Phone Model:
    Google Pixel 2XL
    OEMs seem to be scared of Treble I think. Staying back on Android 7 or lower so they can update their custom UI but not the system.

    <3 8.1 on my Pixel 2 XL
     
  4. me just sayin

    me just sayin Diamond Member

    Top Poster Of Month

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2017
    Messages:
    5,452
    Likes Received:
    3,718
    Trophy Points:
    1,578
    Location:
    35.7051° N, 89.9695° W
    Ratings:
    +3,843
    Current Phone Model:
    Note 8
    seems by the time Samsung releases oreo there will be a s version.
     
  5. RyanPm40

    RyanPm40 Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2010
    Messages:
    925
    Likes Received:
    100
    Trophy Points:
    58
    Ratings:
    +140
    That is 100% what's going to happen
     
  6. Amagine

    Amagine Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2010
    Messages:
    252
    Likes Received:
    66
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Ratings:
    +93
    Google should have baked in the ability to push OS updates outside of Vendors and Carriers long ago.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  7. RyanPm40

    RyanPm40 Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2010
    Messages:
    925
    Likes Received:
    100
    Trophy Points:
    58
    Ratings:
    +140
    Maybe Google should bake their security updates into OS updates so manufacturers actually scramble to make things work and keep them up to date.
     
  8. me just sayin

    me just sayin Diamond Member

    Top Poster Of Month

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2017
    Messages:
    5,452
    Likes Received:
    3,718
    Trophy Points:
    1,578
    Location:
    35.7051° N, 89.9695° W
    Ratings:
    +3,843
    Current Phone Model:
    Note 8
    that would be nice. willing to bet thought that manufacturers will still find a way to be slow :)
     
  9. Amagine

    Amagine Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2010
    Messages:
    252
    Likes Received:
    66
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Ratings:
    +93
    Carriers are slower..
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
Search tags for this page

azs

,
best cameras
,

news