Android 13 has had mixed success with users and probably won’t get any better

We often talk about the great new features that Android 14 will bring to us soon in our columns. Native support for passwords, the possibility of making emergency calls via the smartphone’s location or satellite even when turned off. The truth is that only a minority of users will actually be able to take advantage of it. The latest version of the operating system available, Android 13 is installed on only 15% of smartphones there is a 25% growth worldwide compared to April 2023, but this is still not much.

Journalist Mishal Rahman published Android distribution statistics for the month of Mayappears in Android Studio, the free development environment offered by Google. His tweet says that Android 10, released in October 2021, ranks second with 17.8% installs, while Android 11 ranks first with 23.1% adoption in the global smartphone fleet. Android 12 is in third place with 16.3%.

Android 13 adoption will be stuck at around 15% as Android 14 is coming soon

Android 13 fails at the bottom of the podium, in the fourth position. Other OSes will share the breadcrumbs later, but probablyolder, less capable devices. No further progress is expected in the adoption of the codename Tiramisu. Android 14 is around the cornerand smartphone manufacturers will not hesitate to offer an update to this new system on their most prestigious smartphones, at least to those who can take full advantage of it.

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We see him in spite of all his features. Android remains a very fragmented operating system. This is one of the most challenging problems faced by app developers, as it is extremely difficult to provide a uniform experience across all devices running Android in various iterations. sworn enemy Apple doesn’t have this problem.. The Cupertino company tightly controls the distribution of iOS.

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