Google once made available to the public monthly data on the deployment of Android versions. However, the business has recently grown less open, maybe as a result of Apple’s constant mockery of Android’s sluggish adoption of the most recent OS versions.
We can only speculate as to whether Apple’s digs at us contributed to this shift. Google currently offers a few statistics via Android Studio, although they are uncommon. The most recent update was made today; the one before that was in January.
With a market share of more than 12.1% among Android-powered smartphones, Android 13 has seen a huge increase from just 5% in January. Although this performance appears to be excellent on the surface, it’s important to keep in mind that Android 13 has been out for about eight months.
When Android 12 first debuted on the list, it took about a year for it to gain 13.3% of the market share. Android 13 is on course to surpass its predecessor if things continue this way. While Chinese companies like Oppo, OnePlus, and Realme have been quick to release updates, Samsung has considerably improved its update process.
A strange finding in the most recent graphic is that Android 11, which was released two and a half years ago, continues to have the highest market share at 23.5%. This surpasses Android 12 and Android 12L, which together account for 16.5% of the market.
The official rollout of Android 14 with Google’s newest Pixel phones is expected to happen later this year, in around September or October. Prior to being made available to other OEMs like Samsung, Xiaomi, Oppo, and others, Android 14 should start to appear on the upcoming Pixel 8 phones.