10.4 Percent of Android Devices Run the Latest Version, still far behind Apple

For the first time in the last nine months, Google has announced that 10.4 percent of Android devices are using Android Pie, the latest Operating system (OS) which the company released last year on 6th of August.

However, Android Pie has twice users of Android Oreo. According to stats, Oreo, when released in May last year, was being used by 5.7 percent users.

Android Oreo, still, has large number of users than others. It has 28.3 percent of install base in Android 8.0 and 8.1, followed by 19.2 users of Android Noughat, 16.9 percent of Marshmallow and 14.5 percent of Lollipop. Thus, Pie falls at fifth place.

Although Google has been improving, the company is still far behind Apple when it comes to current developments, because Apple’s iOS are performing better than OS of Google.

Hence, Google can make it its long-term goal to achieve what Apple has achieved. Apple’s current OS, iOS 12, reached to 50 percent installation within 23 days. Moreover, according to Apple’s update, iOS 12 has now 80 percent users, while only 8 percent of install base are using 0S older than iOS 11.

Thus, it can be hoped to have frequent updates from Google’s developer portal, which has faced some issues due to loss of data source because of which it was updated last year in October, prior to today. But now, according to Google, problems are solved as the company has made new source of data.



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