Android 13 it is currently the most popular version of the operating system. This is what appears according to the latest distribution reports released by Google. The operating system is running on the 22,4% of all devices around, with a sharp increase compared to 15% detected last May. This is a sharp increase for Android 13, which was first released just over a year ago.
Some analysts very familiar with the sector would have identified the numbers of October 1, 2023 published by Android Studio; these show that Android 13 rates have actually increased.
The famous operating system is clearly known for its wide range of devices and brands that produce them, each with its own software update program. This can make it more difficult for users to get the latest version of the operating system, even if their device is largely capable of running it.
Android’s progress despite brands’ update schedule
Although the problem of fragmentation is therefore known to everyone, Google has made great progress in recent years. In fact, the company has collaborated with brands in order to to accelerate the release of software updates. It also brought new features and tools to life, allowing developers easier support for older devices.
However, it seems that there is still a lot of work to do. Indeed, according to what has been reported, Android 9 it is still the fifth most popular version of the operating system, even though it was released in 2018. This means that many Android users have not received the latest security updates for a long time.
Addressing the problem of fragmentation is a complex challenge, but Google wanted to take it on. Now it’s time for the new Android 14 and next year there could be surprises regarding the popularity of older versions of the operating system.