Google struggles with fragmented distribution, while Apple insists that most iPhones run the latest OS. New figures show that Android 13 adoption has more than doubled since January, reaching 12% of all Android phones.
Google brought monthly updated information to inform developers what percentage of Android devices were running a given operating system version. This was useful for developers planning which Android versions their app would support.
However, the graphs were also used to know how many Android devices were running the most current version of the operating system.
With other companies delaying the release of updates, Google’s statistics lagged far behind Apple, which led the company to make the information accessible only through Android Studio and update the data less frequently.
In January, Android 13 surfaced on the charts for the first time, revealing that the update has reached almost 5% of all devices worldwide since its launch in August.
Now, Google has updated the information again and suggests a huge adoption of Android 13. According to new graphs, 12% of all Android phones and tablets are updated with the latest operating system version.
For comparison, when Android 12 first appeared on the charts, nearly a year after its launch, it had just 13.3% adoption. Android 13 is rolling out to more devices faster, but we’ll have to wait for more graphics to see if that continues.
A good part of the adoption is responsible to Samsung, with its large market share and the objective of updating most of its devices, in addition to companies like OnePlus, OPPO, and Realme that have been bringing updates quickly.