most do not even have Android 11

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Google already has the second beta of Android 13. But most phones don’t even have Android 11. The last time we were able to see data about the distribution of versions in Android was in November 2021. Half a year later we have new data and, without too many surprises, six months later almost everything remains the same.


Not even 7% of phones have Android 12, and we are already thinking about version 13

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We already have the latest data available in Android Studio, which shows us that fragmentation is still terrible on android. Google data shows the somewhat confusing cumulative distribution. Our Xataka Android companions have broken down the data to make reading clearer and more enjoyable.

Android 12 is present in only 6.2% of current devices. A good part of them are those launched this year, and the occasional exception of the mid-range or high-end of 2021 updated not too long ago. At least, the most used version is Android 11, present in almost 30% of devices.

android version

Percentage

JELLY BEAN (4.1 – 4.3)

0.3%

KITKAT (4.4)

1.0%

LOLLIPOP (5.0 – 5.1)

3.0%

MARSHMALLOW (6.0)

3.9%

NOUGAT (7.0 – 7.1)

5.0%

OREO (8.0 – 8.1)

11.6%

FOOT (9.0)

16.2%

ANDROID 10 (10.0)

23.9%

ANDROID 11 (11.0)

28.3%

ANDROID 12 (12.0)

6.2%

It is worrying that Android 10, a version close to turning 3 years old, is the second most used, followed by Android Pie, with a not insignificant 16.2% share. Until Android Nougat 7.0, version launched in 2017, it has a depth similar to that of Android 12, with a 5.0% share.

It may not be necessary to release so many versions. But they keep rolling out, and year after year the fragmentation problem continues unabated, despite promises from manufacturers to update their flagship phones for longer.

Google already has the second beta of Android 13. But most phones don’t even have Android 11. The last time…

Google already has the second beta of Android 13. But most phones don’t even have Android 11. The last time…

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