Google’s latest chart showing the distribution of Android versions across devices is the first since it released Android 13 last August. The company’s latest mobile operating system is already on just over five percent of Android phones. Version 12 also increased its share in the last five months.
Originally, Google periodically and publicly released its data comparing Android version market share to inform developers deciding which versions their software should target. However, in 2018, the company restricted that information to its internal development platform, where the updates became irregular. Since 2020, 9to5Google has accessed the updates and released them through AndroidDistribution.io.