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Android 10 is in less than 1 in 10 devices, according to the latest version distribution data

23 mayo, 2021

Traditionally, Google kept us updated on Android fragmentation with monthly Android version distribution data, but more than a year ago it stopped updating the data. Almost a year after the last data, we have new Android version figures And, as usual, they don’t bring much good news.

Google still does not publish the version data on its website, but the data is finally updated in Android Studio. Seven months after its launch, Android 10 is in only 8.2% of Android terminals.

Android Pie is the most used version

Google did not give us new figures on the distribution of Android versions since May 2019, when Oreo became the most widespread version, in 28.3% of devices, and by then the most recent version, Android Pie, was it was installed in 10.4% of the devices. Almost a year later, we are more or less in the same, but changing Android Pie for Android 10.

Of course, Google has changed how it shows us this data. They are not found on your website, with easy access for anyone, but are “hidden” in Android Studio, and with figures of cumulative distribution. It is a useful metric for programmers, as they can thus know in what percentage of versions their application will work. This is because apps that are compatible with older versions of Android are compatible with later versions, but not the other way around.

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We must therefore take out the calculator and do a simple calculation to extract the real percentage of each version of Android, combining the percentages of Android subversions (such as Oreo 8.0 and 8.1), in order to get an idea that is easier to understand. from how are the versions of Android in the year 2020. This is the result:

Android version

Percentage

Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0)

0.2%

Jelly Bean (4.1 – 4.3)

1.7%

KitKat (4.4)

4%

Lollipop (5.0 – 5.1)

9.2%

Marshmallow (6.0)

11.2%

Nougat (7.0 – 7.1)

12.9%

Oreo (8.0 – 8.1)

21.3%

Foot (9.0)

31.3%

Android 10 (10.0)

8.2%

Since Google has not given us the data for so long, it is difficult for us to compare how is the deployment of Android 10 going? compared to previous versions, although it does not seem very different from what we have seen previously: after six months of launch, Android versions tend to be around 10% distribution.

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To this day, Android 10 is on fewer devices than Lollipop, a version from six years ago. For its part, Android Pie, rises with the gold in the distribution of versions, being in almost 1 in 3 active devices after a year and a half of its launch. This is the top-10:

  • Android Pie – 31.3%

  • Android Oreo – 21.3%

  • Android Nougat – 12.9%

  • Android Marshmallow – 11.2%

  • Android Lollipop – 9.2%

  • Android 10 – 8.2%

  • Android KitKat – 4%

  • Android Jelly Bean – 1.7%

  • Android Ice Cream Sandwich – 0.2%

Considering that lately many devices are receiving the long-awaited update to Android 10, it is very likely that the figure will increase considerably in the coming weeks. What remains to be seen is if Google will start to update the figure frequently Or it will leave us in the dark for another six months.