One of the major complaints with Android has always been the update saturation. For starters, by the time manufacturers start pushing a major stable Android update to their devices, a new Android version will already be out. Hence, most people are stuck using older Android versions.
This was a significant issue during the Android Nougat days, where a survey showed that around 40% of people were still stuck in Android 4.0 or even below due to the lack of updates. That’s when Google announced the project treble to make it easier for manufacturers to push updates. Well, that might well be the reason why the updates situation has gotten much better. According to recent statistics, most devices run Android 10, followed by Android 11 and Android Pie.
Android 10 (Queen Cake) On The Throne
The statistics say that over 26.5% of Android users are currently on Android 10, followed by 24.2% of Android 11 users. The latter part is surprising since we’re not used to seeing these huge stat numbers for a year-old Android release.
Android 11 is followed by Android Pie (9.0) which has an 18.2% share, followed by Android Oreo, which still has a significant market share of over 13.7%, then followed by Nougat (6.3%), Marshmallow (5.1%), Lollipop (3.9%), KitKat (1.4%), and Jelly Bean (0.6%).
Bear in mind that Google has not updated these stats since April 2020. Hence, we’re pretty sure that the statistics, if they were to be released, would look significantly different from what we see here; the reason why there’s no Android 12 is also because of the same.
What Android version are you on? Is your device still receiving updates? Let us know in the comments section below.
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