Google has announced that 10.4 percent of the total installation of Android is Android Pie, the latest version of the mobile operating system that the company officially launched last year on August 6, 2018 (through Android Police ). Today's announcement marks the first time in the nine months since Google launched Pie to the public that the company has provided statistics on what percentage of devices have it installed.
Compared to last year, Google numbers have gone up: as of May 2018, Android Oreo only installed on 5.7 percent of Android devices, which means that the empanada (according to our Limited data set, at least) is collected twice. As fast as the latest version.
Oreo still represents the largest percentage of the current installation base of Google, with a combined 28.3 percent in Android 8.0 and 8.1, followed by Android Nougat with 19.2 percentage (for versions 7.0 and 7.1 together), Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with 16.9% and Android Lollipop with 14.5% (counting 4.1 and 4.0 together). The cake, with 10.4 percent, ranks fifth among the Android versions.
While improvements in Google adoption rates are impressive, there is still an elephant in the room to deal with: Apple's iOS, which crushes Google when it comes to adopting devices for recent updates. they owed to Apple's tight control over the hardware and software that the vast majority of Android devices simply can not match.
In comparison, iOS 12, Apple's latest update, took only 23 days to reach 50% of eligible iOS devices, a milestone that still seems to be a distant goal even for Google's most popular Oreo operating system in this moment. As of Apple's latest update on February 24, 80 percent of all devices are using Apple's latest operating system, with only 8 percent of the installation base using software older than iOS 11 of 2017.
It is expected that Google will have more frequent updates for its portal developer in the future. According to Android Police the portal, which prior to today was last updated on October 26, 2018, has been out of service for the past few months because Google lost its previous data source, although it says the company has already solved the problem with a new data source.