Google has released an announcement which stated that a percentage of 10.4 of the entire Android install is operating on Android Pie, the most recent variant of the mobile operating system which was officially launched on August the 6th, the year 2018.
The announcement is the first report of its kind in the nine months since the company has officially launched the Android Pie as Google gave serious statistics on the percent of devices which are running on it.
In comparison to the last year, Google’s figures are at the very top. Starting with May 2018, Android Oreo was only installed and run on Android devices on a percent of 5.7, which means that Android Pie is being scooped twice the speed as the prior variant.
Still, Android Oreo still accounts for the widest percentage of Google’s momentary install grounds, with a mixed percent of 28.3 on Android 8.0 and 8.1, succeeded by Android Nougat at a percent of 19.2 for both versions 7.0 and 7.1, Android Marshmallow for variant 6.0 as a percent of 16.9, and Android Lollipop for both versions 4.0 and 4.1 at a percent of 14.5.
Then it comes Android Pie with its 10.4 percent in the fifth place amidst Android versions.
Even if Google’s progress in adoption estimates is indeed remarkable, let’s not forget the biggest competitor Google has to race with: Apple’s iOS which defeats Google in light of device adoption for newest updates because of Apple’s closed-loop lead over software and also hardware that the main part of Android devices just can’t correspond.
For the sake of comparison, let’s take Apple’s latest update on iOS 12: it only took 23 days to make it to a percentage of 50 of qualified iOS devices. This is a milepost which still seems to be a far-away target for even Google’s most renowned operating system, Android Oreo, at the moment. Beginning with Apple’s newest update which was released on February 24th, a percentage of 80 of all Apple devices are running its latest OS, and only a percent of 8 of the install grounds operating a software older than iOS 11, which was launched in 2017.
Agnes is a technical writer, being in touch with reports to come up with the latest tech leaks.