As you all know, Google has failed to publicly reveal the adoption numbers of the various versions of Android. However, the entity Uptodown recently released a study which reveals the most used versions of this operating system.
Unsurprisingly, Android 12 has yet to conquer the dominance of the mobile market. Strictly speaking, the latest version of Google’s software appears only in the fifth position of this hierarchy.
Android 12 is only the fifth most used version in the world
Uptodown is an alternative Android app store to the Play Store. With 130 million active users, this entity found it pertinent to disclose which are the most popular versions of Google’s software to access its store.
Their data reveals a residual representation of Android 12 on the market, with only 2.6%. Values that put him far from dominating this study although many brands have already started their respective update processes for this version.
Who dominates the hierarchy is Android 11 with 29.5% of registered accesses. This was the version released by Google in 2020 and, as usual, it is still the most used version worldwide.
In second place comes Android 10, still with 25.2% preference by users who accessed Optodown. Next we have Android Pie with 11.5% and in fourth place Android Oreo with 11%.
The reality portrayed by the Uptodown study comes as no surprise to Android market connoisseurs. Fragmentation has always been a scourge that Google has paid more attention to in recent years.
Even so, the American company does not control the entire process of Android updates, something that is only up to the smartphone manufacturers. These give primacy to the latest models, often forgetting equipment with only two years on the market.
Also note the fact that we are just a few weeks away from the reveal of Android 13. The new interaction of this operating system will be announced at Google I/O, on the 11th of May.
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