GOOGLE, which recently announced Android 14 with AI-enabled capabilities for all Android users, made an intriguing revelation. According to the California-based tech giant, the current latest Android 13 is used by only 15% of active users globally, while its predecessor Android 11 is the most popular device among active users.
Data from April 2023 and June 2023 indicate that Android 13 experienced another period of growth, growing from 12.1 percent in April to 14.7 percent in June, meaning Android 13 is installed on about 15% of active devices worldwide, but it is still not widely used. According to Android Studio, which allows users to see what percentage of devices are running a particular version and helps determine which apps your device supports based on the minimum version, Android 13 experienced another period of growth.
Meanwhile, a report by 9to5Google said that earlier versions like Android 12 and Android 10 saw a slowdown in growth. In terms of facts and data, the Android version that saw the highest growth was Android Oreo, which increased from 6.7% to 8.3%.
On the other hand, Google is all set to launch the next generation Android 14 beta with new features including privacy, performance, user interface, system navigation, artificial intelligence and more. However, these features are still available to developers and other beta testers who have already enrolled themselves as early adopters.
Also, the report suggests that the upcoming Android 14 will come with an iOS-like feature that will allow users to view battery health. However, the company is still unclear whether users will get the feature or not.
On the other hand, smartphones from brands like Samsung, Oppo, Vivo and OnePlus are expected to get Android 14 first.