Android 13 is in use on just over 5% of phones

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Android 13 was released almost six months ago, but its adoption is still at a slow pace. According to data from Android Studio, only 5.2% of cell phones are running the latest version of the operating system, a number considered low in percentage terms compared to older distributions.

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On the other hand, when analyzing the progression of use compared to previous releases, the process seems to be a little faster. Last year, for example, Android 12 didn’t even have data included in the survey, possibly due to low distribution.

Since releasing it to developers, manufacturers like Samsung — One UI 5 arrived for the public in October 2022 — OnePlus and Xiaomi rushed to release their own modified versions. Even so, delivery is still conditioned to high-end or intermediate devices capable of running the system.

The predecessor Android 12 (and Android 12L) accounts for 18.9% of devices, up from the 13.5% previously shown. The champion of phones running is Android 11, with its predecessor, Android 10, nearly 4% behind. Check out the full ranking:

  • Android 11: 24.4%
  • Android 10: 19.5%
  • Android 12 and 12L: 18.9%
  • Pie (Android 9): 13.2%
  • Oreo (Android 8): 9.5%
  • Android 13: 5.2%
  • Nougat (Android 7): 3.7%
  • Marshmallow (Android 6): 2.8%
  • Lollipop (Android 5): 2.1%
  • Kit Kat (Android 4.4): 0.7%
  • Android data search

    Android Studio is released every six months to show the rate of Android adoption. Google offered this information for free on the internet with graphs and percentages in real time to help the market understand how current cell phones are equipped.

    The problem is that this data ended up being harmful for the company, because it serves as a basis for Reviews of the adoption rate and comparisons with rival Apple. On the iPhone, the migration rate from an older version of iOS to the newer ones is much higher, because direct distribution is done by a single manufacturer.

    The methodology used for data collection is not very clear, so it is difficult to understand whether the number includes only active devices (those that access the Google Play Store) or all devices.