It is not abnormal, although unwanted, the distribution of Android versions. There are still many versions to be used, which causes problems for users, for brands and even for Android and Google itself.
This fragmentation will be something that will be maintained for many years to come and is unlikely to be broken. The proof of this now appears in the numbers presented, which highlight the dominance of Android 11, with the detail of version 12 not appearing.
The data now presented by Google is interesting and clearly shows the scenario we find on Android. The domain of version 11 of this system, and more recent, is total, something that reveals itself as a positive evolution for this system and for its users.
Interestingly, Google appears to have opted out of Android 12 and has not provided data on this version. Of course, its position is still reduced, but the research giant thus avoids speculation or less positive analyses.
In concrete terms, we have Android 11 and the latest versions with full domain and claiming 28.3%, up from 24.2% in the previous data. This should be a figure that will grow over the next few months until the next version is released and new updates for older models emerge.
The list follows in a well-defined order, with the previous versions having 23.9% in the case of the Q version, and 16.2% in the P version. From that point on, the versions lose share and are increasingly closer to disappear.
This increase in the share of Android 11 and following should be the result of the strategy of brands such as Samsung. It has decided to extend support to older models that support the current version of Google's system, therefore receiving the necessary update.
These are numbers that are in line with what Google's system has presented. Android 11 dominates, but soon the top should be delivered to version 12, in its various aspects.