What is the most widely used version of Android today? Figures cause concern

There are only a few weeks left until Google presents Android 14, its new operating system for mobile devices, and thousands of users from different parts of the world are eager to know all the news. A curious detail about this release is that its predecessor, Android 13, is not the most widely used version today. Here the details.

According to Hipertextual, a portal specialized in technology, a recent investigation has just revealed that only 12.1% of Android users use a device with Android 13. The most worrying thing about the study is that a fairly old operating system, such as Android 9, which was released in 2018, has a higher figure.

What is the most used Android version?

According to the publication, the most popular version of Android is the eleventh, which was released in September 2022. Currently, Android 11 has 23.5% of users, an extremely high figure that far exceeds its successor. (Android 12 and Android 12L), which has barely managed to reach 16.5%.

A curious fact is the growth that Android 13 has had. In January 2023, this operating system was only available on 5% of devices; however, it has managed to grow in recent months to 12.1%. This would be due to major cell phone launches, such as Samsung’s Galaxy S23 and Xiaomi 13.

What is alarming is that there are still many people using devices with very old operating systems (Android 9, Android 8 and Android 7), which no longer have security updates. These computers can be easier for cybercriminals to exploit, since they do not have the latest patches.

Most used Android versions

  • Android 11: 23.5%
  • Android 10: 18.5%
  • Android 12 and Android 12L: 16.5%
  • Android 9: 12.3%
  • Android 13: 12.1%
  • Android 8 and 8.1: 6.7%
  • Android 7, 7.1 and 7.1.2: 3.3%
  • Android 6 and 6.0.1: 2.5%
  • Android 5 to 5.1.1: 1.9%
  • Android 4.4 and 4.4.4: 0.6%