We’re in November 2021 and the release number of Android 11 is more than Android 12. Taking Android 11 as the latest version, then the latest most recent two Android versions merge to keep more than 50% of the shares.
After the launch of Android 11(R) on September 8, 2020, it is available on 24.2% of all devices. Its 14-month running time isn’t enough to surpass Android 10(Q), and the ratio is 26.5% since 2019.
Just a month ago, Google launched Android 12, so it’s no surprise it hasn’t been included. Although the company is going to introduce Android 12L next year.
These figures seem to be at least three weeks old, which should be based on the number of Android devices that hit the Play Store within 7 days. At the moment, you can also check the other version releases.
- Android 9 Pie – 18.2%,
- Android 8 Oreo – 13.7%
- Android 7/7.1 Nougat – 6.3%
- Android 6 Marshmallow – 5.1%
- Android 5 Lollipop – 3.9%
- Android 4.4 KitKat – 1.4%
- Android 4 Jelly Bean – 0.6%.
Although Google believes this data is most useful to app makers, Apple has used this information in the past to drive down adoption rates. These Android release numbers may become the only update in 2021.
The “Create New Project Wizard” provides a chart to help developers know which operating system version they should target, so they can get the most users, and which features they can use at the same time.