Android 8.0 Oreo won’t be very relevant until 2020
We talk about Android 8.0 Oreo as the new version of the operating system. However, the truth is that although the new version is already official, it will not be really relevant until 2020. And it will be in 2020 when it will be the most used version of Android. Meanwhile, versions such as Android Marshmallow and Android Nougat will have a higher market share thanks to the fact that the new mobiles that are purchased will have these versions.
In fact, it is not only in the case of basic and mid-range mobiles, but even smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 have Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Although it is true that in this case the mobile will receive an update to Android 8.0 Oreo, it will probably not update until 2018 in Spain.
The update to Android 8.0 Oreo will not be relevant
In addition, it must be borne in mind that although smartphones update to Android 8.0 Oreo, many of the new features of Android 8.0 Oreo will not be included in smartphones that update to Android 8.0 Oreo, but only in mobiles that already have the new version installed. This includes both updates to system partitions and background updates. These are news that will only be present on smartphones that arrive with Android 8.0 Oreo. And most likely, until the end of 2017 there will not be many smartphones that arrive with Android 8.0 Oreo.
Starting in 2018, updates to new versions of the operating system should be much simpler than before. Thus, Android 8.0 Oreo will remain relevant even if smartphones have updated to a later version, as one of the novelties of Android 8.0 Oreo would be the fact that now there should not be so much fragmentation, because manufacturers could update their smartphones more easily.
In any case, it is one of the defects of Android, that updates take longer to arrive, and that although it is true that today we talk about the news of Android 8.0 Oreo, it will still take a long time until a large number of users have the new version installed on your smartphone.