Android 10 Becomes the Most Popular Google’s OS Version in 2021 – Premium Tech News and Analysis | Zimbabwe

Android 10 was released in late 2019 by Google to succeed Android 9 Pie. This version was also removed by including the name of the desert and the letter in its name, externally at least. Google’s internal teams kept the desert name.

Android 10 brought system-wide dark mode, Focus mode (a digital wellness add-on), new gesture navigation systems, improved privacy, security and notification controls (grouped silent notifications), better location permissions, Google Assistant, native screen recording, native desktop mode, QR codes to connect to Wi-Fi and more features.

Last year, Google shared a distribution chart showing adoption numbers for its various OS versions, and Android 10 showed less impressive numbers.

As of May of last year, Android Pie had hit 10.4%, something Android 10 has yet to achieve. Android 10 has an 8.2% share compared to Android 9 Pie, which takes most of it with 31.3%.

Android 11 was launched in early September last year and started rolling out to older smartphones, while newer smartphones shipped with Google’s latest mobile operating system straight out of the box.

The operating system brought new privacy and security features, including improved handling of app permissions for camera, microphone, and location, scoped storage, and automatic reset permissions for apps that you haven’t used in a Time, Close Share, the ability to pin apps to the share menu and scheduled dark mode, powerful multimedia controls, built-in updates, multitasking panel, improved auto-complete, suggested apps, biometric authentication, among a host of other useful features.

Android 12 launched last month and brought features like Material you design language, Wallpaper-based UX theming, an improved Privacy Dashboard, features like approximate location, Application hibernation, and more.

Well now we know that Android 10 (Q) adoption increased over the years to be the king on this year’s distribution chart. 26.5% while Android 11 (R) is available in 24.2% of all devices.

This gives both of them a share of more than 50% of the overall distribution.

Android 12 is still young and was included in the data shared by Android Studio. These distribution numbers provide Google recommendations for developers to examine which OS version they should focus on to get the most users when developing their applications.

Android 10 Becomes the Most Popular Googles OS Version in

All other versions of the operating system are labeled along with Android 9 Pie at 18.2%, Android 8 Oreo at 13.7%, Android 7 Noughtat at 6.3%, Android 6 Marshmallow at 5.1%, Android 5 Lollipop at 3.9% a, Android 4.4 Kitkat at 1.4 % and Android 4 Jellybean at 0.6%.

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