Before you use Android 12, here are the 5 most widely used Android versions in the world until early 2021

The first version of Android launched by Google was Android 1.0 in September 2008 which was embedded in the world’s first Android smartphone, the HTC Dream. While Android 1.6 Cupcake was released in April 2009 with more features and was adopted by other smartphone vendors. Over time, the Android version continues to increase and is increasingly sophisticated, making users have to upgrade the version.

Well, of the many versions of Android, the following is the market share for the most Android versions. Immediately, bro, here is the discussion.

1. Android 10 (40%)


Yes, the Android version that is most widely used today is Android 10, which was launched in September 2019. Android 10 is used by no less than 40% of the number of Android smartphones currently in circulation. Some of the features added to Android 10 include dark mode, sound amplifier, live captions, smart replies, etc. Even though currently Android 11 has been released, there are still many vendors releasing new smartphones with the Android 10 system.

2. Android 9 Pie ( 19,14 %)


In second place is Android 9 or better known as Android Pie. This version is the last version of Android that uses the name of a dessert. Android 9 was released in August 2018 with the status of support from Google still supported until now. There are still many who use this version of Android 9 because many vendors do not provide update support for the products they release. It is known that the first smartphone to use Android 9 is the Sony Xperia XZ3.

3. Android 8 Oreo (11 %)


Next is Android 8 Oreo which was released in September 2017. This is the second time Google has given a name based on a well-known food brand after it was previously embedded in Android 4.4 Kitkat in 2013. About more than three years old, in fact Android Oreo is still quite a lot used. There are features added to Android Oreo, including picture-in-picture, snooze notification, autofill password, and many more.

4. Android 11 (8,9 %)


Android 11 is the most recent version of Android and was released last September 2020. Various vendors produce their latest products with Android 11 and the number continues to increase considering that it’s not even one year old. The possibility of Android 11 smartphones will increase when Android 12 is released. Given the steps of smartphone vendors, which are usually one year later than the latest update provided by Google.

5.Android 6 Marshmallow (5,18 %)


This Android version was released in August 2015 and is no longer supported by Google. The interesting thing is that currently Marshmallow’s market share is more than Android 7 Nougat which is actually the newer version. The percentage of Nougat users is only around 2.8%. A number of features were embedded in Android Marshmallow when it was first released and one of them is a more refined 4G integration.