In the past, Google has shared statistics on the distribution of Android versions every month, which has often been a cause for frustration among fans of the "green robot" and ridicule from iOS users. Since the end of 2018, the company no longer advertises these figures. But now it has become known what the share of Android 10 is six months after the release.
Information about Google's mobile OS fragmentation was discovered in the Android Studio developer environment. According to the data provided, as of the beginning of April, only 8.2% of all Android gadgets are running under the "ten". For comparison, in May 2019, the share of Android 9 Pie was 10.4%. According to forecasts, Android 10 can at best achieve about the same results in a month. Consequently, Google has not made any progress in solving the problem of delayed updates to Android devices. This is despite the fact that in September 2019, Xiaomi, Essential, OnePlus and a number of other manufacturers updated their devices to Android 10 almost on the same day as Google.
The most popular version of the "green robot" is now Android 9 Pie, which runs 31.3% of all devices. Oreo is in second place in terms of distribution with 21.3%. Surprisingly, even Nougat, Marshmallow and Lollipop are ahead of the current "top ten".
Perhaps Google's initiative to force all Android smartphone manufacturers to switch to seamless updates will help fix the situation.