At first of this month, Google up to date the Android distribution numbers to disclose that Android 12 is running on 13.3% of devices.
Earlier than the August 4 replace, Google final refreshed the Android Platform/API Model Distribution in Android Studio on Could 9. 4 months in the past, Android 12 was not but listed within the distribution numbers and its present inclusion comes earlier than the launch of Android 13.
That mentioned, there is proof to counsel that Android 12 and above in Could had been at roughly 6.6% however was not explicitly listed in Android Studio. The inexperienced pie chart is one thing 9to5Google created to duplicate how the knowledge was visually introduced when Android distribution numbers had been launched month-to-month. It pulls the identical information (straight from Google) utilized by Android Studio.
In Could, our chart totalled 93.3% and we’re assuming the rest wanted to get to 100% is predominantly Android 12 (however might additionally incorporate 12L and the 13 Beta). It’s unclear why Google didn’t formally observe Android 12 three months earlier. (If we’re right, Android Studio in Could grouped collectively Android 11 and 12 for no matter purpose.)
With that logic, the August pie chart totals to 99.8%. Some of the remaining .2% might be Android 12L, which has its personal API stage (32) given the pill and foldable enhancements. The overwhelming majority of that ought to come from the most recent Made by Google devices (Pixel 3a and newer).
In the meantime, Android 11 is now at 27% from 23.8% in Could. It stays the most-used model of Android at the moment, with Android 10 following at 22.3%. Android 9 Pie is nonetheless at 14.5% and 4 years later nonetheless beats the most recent secure launch.
When Google launched this information month-to-month, it was compiled from Android devices that accessed the Play Retailer throughout a seven-day interval ending on the offered date. The methodology is presumably unchanged.
The final month-to-month launch was in October 2018 and Could 2019 noticed the primary up to date figures since then. Google issued new stats in April 2020, November 2021, and Could 2022. Google now now not gives Android distribution information on any official web site, as an alternative solely exhibiting the information in Android Studio. The “Create New Mission wizard” offers app builders a chart to see what OS launch they need to goal to get probably the most customers, whereas balancing what options they will take benefit of.
Dylan Roussel and Kyle Bradshaw contributed to this text.
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