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

Additional than 50 percent of all smartphones working on Google’s Android working process are now working on Android 11 and Android 10, according to the most current stats manufactured readily available by the enterprise. Google no lengthier provides standard updates on the adoption of Android updates on its developer web site, rather revealing system quantities on a semi-standard basis in Android Studio. Platform quantities for Android 12, which was released in Oct are not portion of Google’s most current distribution quantities. Even so, the preceding 3 versions of Android presently make up nearly 70 per cent of current units.

The most current system distribution quantities were being spotted by 9to5Google in Android Studio, the place Google from time to time provides updates for Android update adoption. Google employed to provide updated quantities just about every thirty day period, but stopped the exercise again in 2018 forcing developers to depend on Android Studio to get a common concept of how a lot of customers were being working the latest or older versions of Android. This knowledge can be helpful for developers to determine which versions of Android to support, and which versions can be dropped in the potential.

All through this year’s Google I/O, the enterprise revealed that about three billion units were being working on Android. According to the most current distribution quantities in Android Studio, 24.two and 26.5 per cent of units are working on Android 11 and Android 10, respectively. Android nine is in 3rd position with 18.two per cent of Android units, followed by Android 8 with thirteen.seven per cent. Notably, the share older versions of Android are now in solitary digits, with Android seven (and seven.one) at six.three per cent, Android six (Marshmallow) at 5.one per cent, Android 5 (Lollipop) at three.nine per cent, Android four.four (KitKat) at one.four per cent and Android four.three (Jelly Bean) at .six per cent of all Android units.

The most current Android distribution quantities shared by Google on Android Studio
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According to the report, right before this, Google had not updated its stats since April 2020, and developers may not see another update to the distribution quantities this yr. Android 12 stats are not presently readily available on Android Studio, but the working process was released just a thirty day period ago, so quantities are unlikely to be high. Builders who are fascinated in checking these quantities for themselves can download the most current version of Android Studio from Google’s web site and use the wizard to produce a new task to look at how a lot of customers are working various versions of Android.

In contrast, Apple lists the distribution of units working the latest versions of its iOS working process on its developer web site. Even though quantities for iOS 15, which was released in September, are not readily available, Apple’s most current quantities clearly show that 85 per cent of all lively Iphone units are working iOS fourteen, when 8 per cent of units are working iOS thirteen, leaving only seven per cent of all Iphone handsets working older versions of iOS. In the meantime, seventy nine per cent of all lively iPad tablets are working iPadOS fourteen, nine per cent are working iPadOS thirteen, with 12 per cent of iPad units working older versions of the working process. The up coming update from Apple is anticipated to attribute updated quantities of units that have updated to iOS 15 and iPadOS 15.


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