Android 9 was installed on less than a quarter of the ecosystem as Android 10 launched
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Google is announcing that last year’s version of Android, Android 9, accounted for 22.6 percent of the ecosystem as of this past August. That’s more than twice as good as the update rate from Android 7 to 8 was the year before, but it’s still abysmally low compared to the update rates on the iPhone — less than a month after launch, iOS 13 now accounts for half of all iPhones.
By comparison, fewer than a quarter of Android users had even made it to the previous version of the operating system when Android 10 launched on September 3rd.
But credit where due: Google has made significant progress in getting manufacturers and carriers to push out Android updates more quickly. It’s just that Google has so much further to go with Android updates…