Android 13 is installed on 5.2% of devices worldwide, its adoption is rapid
Android version 13 is popular as evidenced by distribution statistics viewable in Android Studio.
Nowadays, Android 13 is installed on 5.2% of devices worldwide. It’s a fine performance, when you remember that it was only released six months ago, in August 2022. Although it is the most recent version of Android, Tiramisu is its code name, is placed in fifth position.
Android 11 is the most used Android version in the world at present. It is found on almost a quarter of Android smartphones and tablets (24.4%). On the second step of the podium, we find Android 10, just called Q, running on 19.5% of the park, while Android 9 completes the top three, at 13.2%. In general, smartphone manufacturers are rushing to integrate the latest mobile OS into their high-end products, generally adding their software overlay, OneUI at Samsung, or MIUI at Xiaomi, for example. .
Android 13 is one of the fastest-adopted mobile OS releases
From innovative features brought by Tiramisu, we will particularly note the partial screenshot, which creators of tutorials and other podcasters will love. Android 13 is also more flexible when it comes to multimedia. An illustration: it is now possible to define separate volumes for notifications and calls. In the same vein, the audio output selector is now compatible with Chromecast, and Google Cast-approved devices (connected TVs, for example).
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Google regularly communicated the distribution of versions of its mobile operating system. This type of information has become more difficult to obtain. The company now shares such statistics through the Android Studio development environment. According to 9TB 5 Google, to get them, the Mountain View giant counts the number of Android devices that have logged into the Google Play Store for a week.
Here is the worldwide distribution of major Android versions as revealed by 9TB 5 Google:
- Android 11 (Red Velvet Cake): 24.4%
- Android 10 (Q): 19.5%
- Android 9 (Pie): 13.2%
- Android 8 (Oreo): 9.5%
- Android 7 (Nougat): 3.7%
- Android 6 (Marshmallow): 2.8%
- Android 5 (Lollipop): 2.1%
- Android 4.4 (KitKat): 0.7%