Greater than half of all smartphones working on Google’s Android working system at the moment are working on Android 11 and Android 10, in keeping with the newest statistics made out there by the corporate. Google now not gives common updates on the adoption of Android updates on its developer web site, as a substitute revealing platform numbers on a semi-regular foundation in Android Studio. Platform numbers for Android 12, which was launched in October should not a part of Google’s newest distribution numbers. Nevertheless, the earlier three variations of Android at present make up almost 70 % of present units.
The most recent platform distribution numbers have been noticed by 9to5Google in Android Studio, the place Google sometimes gives updates for Android replace adoption. Google used to offer up to date numbers each month, however stopped the follow again in 2018 forcing builders to depend on Android Studio to get a normal thought of what number of customers have been working latest or older variations of Android. This information might be helpful for builders to determine which variations of Android to assist, and which variations might be dropped sooner or later.
Throughout this 12 months’s Google I/O, the corporate revealed that over 3 billion units have been working on Android. In keeping with the newest distribution numbers in Android Studio, 24.2 and 26.5 % of units are working on Android 11 and Android 10, respectively. Android 9 is in third place with 18.2 % of Android units, adopted by Android 8 with 13.7 %. Notably, the share older variations of Android at the moment are in single digits, with Android 7 (and seven.1) at 6.3 %, Android 6 (Marshmallow) at 5.1 %, Android 5 (Lollipop) at 3.9 %, Android 4.4 (KitKat) at 1.4 % and Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) at 0.6 % of all Android units.
In keeping with the report, earlier than this, Google had not up to date its statistics since April 2020, and builders won’t see one other replace to the distribution numbers this 12 months. Android 12 statistics should not at present out there on Android Studio, however the working system was launched only a month in the past, so numbers are unlikely to be excessive. Builders who’re fascinated with checking these numbers for themselves can obtain the newest model of Android Studio from Google’s web site and use the wizard to create a brand new mission to verify what number of customers are working varied variations of Android.
In distinction, Apple lists the distribution of units working latest variations of its iOS working system on its developer web site. Whereas numbers for iOS 15, which was launched in September, should not out there, Apple’s newest numbers present that 85 % of all energetic iPhone units are working iOS 14, whereas 8 % of units are working iOS 13, leaving solely 7 % of all iPhone handsets working older variations of iOS. In the meantime, 79 % of all energetic iPad tablets are working iPadOS 14, 9 % are working iPadOS 13, with 12 % of iPad units working older variations of the working system. The following replace from Apple is predicted to characteristic up to date numbers of units which have up to date to iOS 15 and iPadOS 15.