Google used to show distribution numbers for Android, its mobile operating system and how its various versions have been adopted by devices. The chart was updated in May last year around Google’s I/O tech event. The chart was taken down and now users are redirected to Android Studio to check the numbers.
Although questionable, this move makes a lot of sense to developers so that they can decide on the “minimum” version of Android that their app can run on. So here’s what the current distribution numbers show from Android Studio according to 9To5Google.
Here’s a proper pie chart too:
As of May last year, Android Pie had reached 10.4% – something Android 10 is yet to achieve. Android 10 has an 8.2% share against Android 9 Pie that takes the lion’s share at 31.3%.
Android Oreo, Nougat, Marshmallow, and Lollipop follow up with 21.3%, 12.9%, 11.2%, and 9.2 % share respectively.
Surprisingly, Lollipop which was released almost six years ago has more phones running it than an operating system launched in 2019.