08 May 2019
Google has finally updated its Android distribution chart but the numbers distributed for various versions of its operating system aren’t good. Android Pie has only passed the 10% adoption mark. Android dominates the smartphones’ operating system industry but the adoption rate of the latest Android version directly reflects how slow the process of updates is.
The almost ignorable mark is, in fact, attained due to Google’s Treble project which makes it easier and faster for manufacturers to update their phones. While on a separate level, the adoption rate of Android Pie looks slow, it isn’t slower than the previous version. Android Oreo took the same time to reach only 4% of the devices. So, compared to Oreo, the Pie is definitely making its presence count in the Android distribution, thanks to Treble.
Looking at the distribution chart shared by Google on its Android blog, Marshmallow is still running on 16.9% of the Android phones. Android Lollipop and Nougat have almost the same installation numbers.
Google used to update this distribution chart every month but for more than six months it received no updates. Google last updated the distribution chart back in October last year. That time Android Pie version didn’t even show up on the chart since it was only three-month-old then. Android Oreo 8.0 saw a jump at 14% from 13.4% and Android 8.1 at 7.5% from 5.8%.
But, overall, it’s good to note that compared to Oreo, Android Pie is reaching a good amount of phones.