Android 13 now works on 12% of devices in the wild
In the good old days, Google published monthly statistics regarding the distribution of Android versions, via a publicly accessible website. These days, the company is much less transparent, perhaps due to the ruthless way its mobile operating system has been mocked by Apple for the glacial pace at which devices can run the latest versions.
We don’t know for sure that all the mentions at Apple events had something to do with this, by the way, we’re just speculating wildly, but the current situation is that Google is making some numbers available through Android Studio, but very sporadically. There is a new update today, and the previous one was in January.
Android version market share: January (left) vs. now (right)
Compared to January, Android 13’s market share among Android devices more than doubled, from 5% to 12.1%. It’s a great performance if you look at it without the context – meaning Android 13 has been out for almost exactly eight months now.
And even. Android 12 first hit the charts nearly a year after its release and at that point it only had 13.3% of the cake, so at this rate its successor is clearly set to beat it. exceed. We saw Samsung massively up its update game last year, but Chinese companies like Oppo, OnePlus and Realme were also pretty quick.
What’s odd about today’s chart is that the most used version is still 2020’s Android 11, which leads the pack, about two and a half years after its release, with 23.5% of market share. That’s ahead of the combined 16.5% share of Android 12 and Android 12L.
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