In The US, Latest Version of Android Sees Excellent Adoption Rate, But Globally Still Struggling To Get A Reasonable Market Share

Whenever a new version of Android is released, monitoring the number of people that upgrade their OS and make it so that they have the latest version of the operating system can be a useful way of determining whether or not the performance of the new version is up to the mark. The latest version of Android is called Android 11, following Google’s recent discontinuing of its former trend of giving versions of its operating system cute nicknames such as Jellybean and Gingerbread, and it has been adopted by about 20% of Android users that are out there.

Considering the fact that this latest version has only really been around for about six months, this is actually a very impressive adoption rate if you think about it. In the US, Android mobile phones currently being sold are shipped with this latest version, and this is something that has further contributed to the kind of adoption rate that Google would ideally want to see. This might also indicate that people are becoming more likely to adopt newer versions of operating systems, and fast adoption rates by manufacturers who are making the phones that have this operating system on them will probably be a factor too.

The major change that is being seen here is that previously newer versions of Android ended up taking a much longer time to get such a high adoption rate. While Google definitely had bigger plans for Android 11, this does bode well for the upcoming Android 12 release. The fact that a faster adoption rate has been seen for Android 11 means that Android will more than likely have an even better adoption rate when the next version comes out, something that would allow Google to cycle through new versions a lot quicker than might have been the case otherwise.


And when looking at global data Android 10 and 9 are clearly dominating the smartphone OS market share, while the latest Android version i.e. Android 11 is still not able to gain much traction and sitting at a bare 5.86% of market share.


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