10 July 2020
Google has finally released some data over Android 10 distribution numbers. Google stood quiet last year and didn’t reveal the install base of then Android version on the compatible devices. But now, Google is taking to pride to announce that Android 10 adoption has been faster than any previous versions of Android.
Google also mentions that Android 10 was running on 100 million devices 5 months post-launch, 28% faster than Android Pie. And, while Google didn’t announce it explicitly, looking at the graph provided, it appears Android 10 is available on 400M devices.
Google points out that capabilities like Project Treble and Project Mainline helped it to deliver updates more quickly, uniformly, and efficiently to Android devices. Google explains that Project Mainline helped it to quickly update 285 million devices with fixes for security vulnerabilities as well. And, these collective efforts have helped Android 10 to gain a higher install base.
Looking at the overall distribution of Android 10, it appears Android 11 will also gain its momentum sooner. Google also talks about the future of Android updates or what it holds for Android 11. Google makes a note that up until now, seven OEMs have released Developer Preview builds on 13 devices. Also, Seamless Updates will make it far easier for OEMs to issue Android updates to the users. With all such efforts, Android 11 could even surpass the success of Android 10.
Let’s see how it goes.