The numbers are slightly laborious to check with Android 11, nevertheless it’s nonetheless progress

Fragmentation on Android has all the time been an issue. With so many units from so many cellphone makers, and protecting updates on the shoulders of these cellphone makers, it is nearly inevitable. It is gotten higher lately, however even immediately, it is not uncommon to see Android telephones operating any model from 12 down to eight. This is not true for iPhones as a majority of them are operating iOS 15. Nonetheless, Android is operating its personal race and, in accordance with the most recent numbers, Android 12 is making respectable progress.


We all know that as a result of Google launched contemporary Android platform distribution numbers this week (by way of 9to5Google). This iteration of the distribution report solely started final November and has been up to date each 3 months. Beforehand, Google supplied numbers on a month-to-month foundation to a dashboard on the Android Builders web site earlier than dropping the ball in 2018, successfully going yearly. In fact, the numbers themselves gave Apple loads of room to bully Google.

On this version, Android 12 has made its first look on the board, calling current on 13.5% of all units.

Against this, Android 11 is at present main the chart with 27% of telephones, whereas Android 10 stays an in depth second at 18.8%. 9 months in the past, Android 11 was deadlocked with 10 final yr when it comes to market share. Android 11 finally took over because the main model in Could, however utilization numbers stay not too totally different.

Android Platform Model API Stage Disparate Share
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean 16 0.1%
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean 17 0.2%
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean 18 <0.1%
Android 4.4 KitKat 19 0.9%
Android 5.0 Lollipop 21 0.4%
Android 5.1 Lollipop 22 2.2%
Android 6.0 Marshmallow 23 3.5%
Android 7.0 Nougat 24 2.3%
Android 7.1 Nougat 25 2.2%
Android 8.0 Oreo 26 3.0%
Android 8.1 Oreo 27 7.9%
Android 9 Pie 28 14.5%
Android 10 Q 29 18.8%
Android 11R 30 27.0%
Android 12S 31 13.5%

Android 12’s market share appears to be rising a bit slower than Android 11’s did, however you could possibly say it is nonetheless an enchancment in comparison with the scenario a couple of years in the past, as extra persons are usually getting new variations faster. Then once more, Android 4.x has an mixture of 1.2% this present day. KitKat just lately turned 9 years outdated and Jelly Bean turned 10.