It’s been six months since Google launched Android 13 with a whole host of new features. However, the adoption rate of the latest version of the Android operating system is remarkably low. According to a report from 9to5Google, Andoid 13 is currently running on 5.2% of smartphones. Brands like OnePlus, Samsung and others have rolled out Android 13 on their devices, but the number still remains low.
This is the most popular Android version
Android 11 still remains the most popular version with 24% of devices running on the OS version. In fact, Android 12 now works on more devices compared to the last time Android adoption figures were revealed. In August 2022, it was reported that Android 12 and 12L were running on 13.5% of devices. Now that number has risen to 18.9%. Google has not revealed the difference between Android 12 and Android 12L in terms of individual numbers.
Older versions of Android like Android 10 also remain quite popular with 19.5% of devices running on it. Android Oreo has dropped to less than 10% of devices for the first time in a few years. Android Nougat, Marshmallow and Lollipop also run on more than 7% of devices combined.
Google officially rolled out Android 13 – first on Pixel phones – in August 2022. Brands like Samsung, OnePlus, and Realme have already started rolling out Android 13 on some of their smartphones. Most Android brands have also shared a timeline of the Android 13 rollout on their smartphones. Google has officially stopped sharing Android adoption numbers in recent years. The latest data comes from Android Studio.
In contrast, Apple’s latest operating system version for iPhones – iOS 16 – estimated to run on 69% of devices, at least through December 2022. Apple’s previous version of iOS 15 is estimated to run on nearly 24% of iPhones.