Android 10 Running on Majority of Active Devices, Say Android Studio Platform Numbers


According to the latest data provided by the company, more than half of all smartphones running Google’s Android operating system are now running Android 11 and Android 10. Google no longer provides regular updates on adoption of Android updates on its developer website, instead disclosing platform numbers in Android Studio on a semi-regular basis. The platform number for Android 12, which was released in October, is not part of Google’s latest distribution numbers. However, the last three versions of Android currently make up about 70 percent of existing devices.

The latest platform distribution numbers were spotty by 9to5Google in Android Studio, where Google Provides occasional updates for Android update adoption. Google used to provide updated numbers every month, but discontinued the practice in 2018, forcing developers to rely on Android Studio to track how many users were running recent or older versions of Android. This data can be useful for developers to decide which versions of Android to support, and which versions may be dropped in the future.

During this year’s Google I/O, the company revealed that there were more than 3 billion devices running Android. According to the latest distribution numbers in Android Studio, 24.2 and 26.5 percent of devices are running android 11 And Android 10, respectively. Android 9 ranks third with 18.2 percent of Android devices, followed by Android 8 with 13.7 percent. Notably, the stock older versions of Android are now in the single digits, with Android 7 (and 7.1) at 6.3 percent, Android 6 (Marshmallow) at 5.1 percent, Android 5 (Lollipop) at 3.9 percent, Android 4.4 (KitKat) at 1.4 percent, and Android 5 (Lollipop) at 3.9 percent. Percentage and Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) on 0.6 percent of all Android devices.

Latest Android Distribution Numbers shared by Google on Android Studio
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According to the report, Google had not updated its figures before. from April 2020, and developers may not see another update for distribution numbers this year. Figures for Android 12 are not currently available on Android Studio, but the operating system was released just over a month ago, so the numbers are unlikely to be high. Developers who are interested in checking these numbers for themselves can download the latest version of Android Studio from Google’s website and create a new project to check how many users are running different versions of Android. You can use the wizard.

opposite of this, Apple lists Delivery The number of devices running recent versions of your iOS operating system on your developer website. While numbers for iOS 15, which was released in September, are not available, Apple’s latest numbers show that 85 percent of all active iphone device While 8 percent of devices are running iOS 13, 8 percent of all iPhone handsets are running iOS 14, while only 7 percent of all iPhone handsets are running earlier versions of iOS. Meanwhile, 79 percent of the total active ipad tablet are running iPadOS 14, 9 percent are running iPadOS 13, 12 percent of iPad devices are running earlier versions of the operating system. Apple’s next update is expected to feature the updated number of devices updated to iOS 15 and iPadOS 15.


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