Android 13 Takes Over at an Odd Time

We used to repeatedly hold tabs on Android model distribution numbers as a technique to see how shortly (or slowly) telephone makers have been adopting the most recent model of Google’s cell OS. But then from the top of 2018 into 2019, Google largely reduce off public entry to that data and as an alternative solely launched it to builders and in not-so-regular intervals. Now, this data pops up in developer dashboards now and again, like we noticed this week to at least hold us considerably within the loop.
According to the most recent knowledge, as of October 1, Android 13 is the brand new king of Android variations with virtually 1 / 4 of telephones working it. Android 13 jumped from at round 15% of the Android pie to 22.4% since May 2023. Granted, we reached this level over a 12 months because it first launched, but it surely’s a noteworthy transfer even when Android 14 is now obtainable and may begin to scrape away at it.
The different high Android model at the second is Android 11 (21.6%), adopted by Android 10 (16.1%), Android 12 (15.8%), and Android 9 (10.5%). You could be questioning why older variations of Android like Android 11 or Android 10 or 9 nonetheless maintain such a big chunk, and properly, that simply means there are an entire bunch of individuals nonetheless utilizing telephones with these variations. Don’t let anybody let you know that people don’t maintain onto telephones far past a 12 months or two.
Here’s the total record of Android model shares from May 2023 to October 2023 that was shared to reddit:

Android 13: 15% -> 22.4%
Android 12: 16.3% -> 15.8%
Android 11: 23.1% -> 21.6%
Android 10: 17.8% -> 16.1%
Android 9: 11.9% -> 10.5%
Android 8.1: 6.1% -> 5.4%
Android 8: 2.2% -> 1.9%
Android 7.1: 1.5% -> 1.3%
Android 7: 1.5% -> 1.3%
Android 6: 2.3% -> 1.9%
Android 5.1: 1.5% -> 1.2%
Android 5: 0.3% -> 0.2%
Android 4.4: 0.5% -> 0.4%

I do know that there’ll nonetheless be of us who reply to this with, “This is dangerous – Apple is healthier!” in any case these years. That’s…unlucky. Folks, Android and iOS aren’t the identical. Apple is a single firm who controls all the pieces inside a single telephone line. Android is an working system utilized by dozens and dozens of various firms who additionally generally make dozens and dozens of various units. They replace some at a good tempo, however not all. Some producers are higher at it than others, that’s for certain. If you need to make a comparability to Apple, it might be Google’s Pixel line, which is up to date the minute new variations of Android are launched to all of their still-supported telephones. Make that comparability and issues most likely line-up fairly properly.
Anyways, new model distribution numbers! It has been some time.
// reddit | GizChina

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