Android updates in 2021 are still tragic

What is the situation with Android updates in 2021? Still tragic and almost half of the users are still using outdated versions.

A dozen or so months ago, Google regularly shared news about the progress of updating to new versions of the system and the popularity of individual versions. They gave it up in 2018 because the pace of updating to the latest Android was usually disappointing. Now we can take a look at how popular he is … Android 10.

That’s right – more than two years after its official debut, Android 10 is still the most popular version of the system from Google. As many as 26.5% of smartphones around the world work on it. The newer Android 11 is almost on par with a solid figure of 24.3%. Android 12 is too new to be listed at all, but that’s not the most important thing.


Android distribution in 2021 / photo: 9to5Google

The scary thing is that almost half of Android users use phones that are at least 3 years old. The list includes versions from Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and up to Android 9.0 Pie, which gives us 49.1%. 49.1% of users who do not care about online security or the privacy of personal data, not to mention banking.

  • Android 9 Pie has 18.2% of the market.
  • Android 8.1 Oreo and 8.0 Oreo, presented in August 2017, have a total of 13.7%.
  • Android 7.0 and 7.1 Nougat control a total of 6.3% of smartphones.
  • After Android 6, Marshmallow controls 5.1% of devices on the market.
  • The outdated Android 5.0 is 3.9% of phones in the world.
  • Even Android KitKat, introduced in 2011 (!), Has a total of 0.6% of shares.

Do you want to check if your phone will be able to update to Android 12? Check out the text below where we have collected all the currently known models with the provided update:

Android 12 – List of ALL phones that are currently provided with the update


About Alex Marcell

He likes dogs, pizza and popcorn. Already a fanboy of Nintendo and Sony, but today throws anything. He has collaborated on sites and magazines such as GameBlast, Nintendo World, Hero and Portal Pop, but today is dedicated exclusively to Spark Chronicles.

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