September 28, 2022



Android 12 is working on over an eighth of all units

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Initially of this month, Google updated the Android distribution numbers to reveal that Android 12 is engaged on 13.3% of devices.

Earlier than the August 4 substitute, Google last refreshed the Android Platform/API Model Distribution in Android Studio on Could 9. 4 months prior to now, Android 12 was not however listed inside the distribution numbers and its current inclusion comes sooner than the launch of Android 13. 

That talked about, there’s proof to counsel that Android 12 and above in Could have been at roughly 6.6% nonetheless was not explicitly listed in Android Studio. The inexperienced pie chart is one factor 9to5Google created to duplicate how the info was visually supplied when Android distribution numbers have been launched month-to-month. It pulls the an identical data (immediately from Google) utilized by Android Studio.

August 2022

In Could, our chart totalled 93.3% and we’re assuming the remainder wished to get to 100% is predominantly Android 12 (nonetheless might also incorporate 12L and the 13 Beta). It’s unclear why Google didn’t formally phrase Android 12 three months earlier. (If we’re acceptable, Android Studio in Could grouped collectively Android 11 and 12 for irrespective of motive.)

With that logic, the August pie chart totals to 99.8%. A number of the remaining .2% may be Android 12L, which has its private API diploma (32) given the tablet and foldable enhancements. The overwhelming majority of that ought to come back from the most recent Made by Google devices (Pixel 3a and newer).

Could 2022

In the meantime, Android 11 is now at 27% from 23.8% in Could. It stays the most-used mannequin of Android within the current day, with Android 10 following at 22.3%. Android 9 Pie stays to be at 14.5% and 4 years later nonetheless beats the most recent safe launch. 

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When Google launched this information month-to-month, it was compiled from Android devices that accessed the Play Retailer all through a seven-day interval ending on the supplied date. The methodology is presumably unchanged. 

The ultimate month-to-month launch was in October 2018 and Could 2019 observed the first updated figures since then. Google issued new stats in April 2020, November 2021, and Could 2022. Google now not affords Android distribution information on any official site, as a substitute solely exhibiting the data in Android Studio. The “Create New Mission wizard” gives app builders a chart to see what OS launch they should purpose to get basically essentially the most clients, whereas balancing what choices they’ll profit from.

Dylan Roussel and Kyle Bradshaw contributed to this textual content.

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