Android 11 still isn’t on as many phones as Android 10

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Google has unveiled new statistics on how many people use different versions of Android, and unsurprisingly, the most popular version is from 2019.

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Published by Google’s Android Studio platform for app developers, these figures show how many people are currently using each version of Android.

According to statistics, 24.3% of users are on Android 11, the latest version of the operating system that is widely available… but 26.5% are on Android 10, which was launched in 2019. Then there’s 18.2% on Android 9, and all but fewer users in previous versions – interestingly, it looks like 0.2% of users from 2012 are still on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

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Obviously Android phone users are not desperate to upgrade their mobiles every year, which is why we still have users on almost decades old software, and why the latest version of the operating system isn’t the most widely used. Is.

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While we usually see a quick uptick in new versions of iOS, it’s not the same for Android – though it’s worth noting that Android 12 isn’t included, despite the new Pixel 6 phones coming with the software, which suggests That figures are a bit out of date.


Analysis: A laissez-faire Android update cycle

Statistics show that iOS users update their devices very quickly, with the majority of users on the latest version. This is certainly not the case for Android users, as these statistics show.

This may be one of the most popular aspects of Android, which is its ease of use – it doesn’t bother you to update to a new version all the time, and you’re missing out on key features if you upgrade. do not do.

Android’s fragmented user base shows that it’s okay to upgrade when you want to upgrade without degrading the user experience in any way.

Having said that, Google should raise eyebrows over the fact that its new update isn’t being greeted as enthusiastically as previous updates – suggesting that users aren’t too keen on each version’s new features.

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