According to Google, there is no previous version of Android has been rolled out as quickly as Android 10, which was about 100 million devices, five months after its launch in 2019.
Android has many advantages compared to iOS. But one of its main disadvantages, it is the slowness of the arrival of the updates. When Google launches a new version of the operating system, it comes very quickly on the smartphones Pixel. In contrast, for the models of the other brands, the upgrade can hang around. This is due to the fact that the deployment of an update to Android depends not only Google, but also the manufacturer of a smartphone, the manufacturers of the components of this smartphone, and sometimes also of the operators.
In recent years, Google has launched many projects in order to accelerate the update process of Android smartphones. Among these, there is a draft Treble, a review of the architecture of the operating system that was designed to allow manufacturers to update their smartphones more quickly.
But despite these efforts, it is clear that the updates to new versions of Android are lingering still on some brands. However, Google provides supporting evidence, that there has been a significant progress with Android 10, the version launched in 2019. ” […] the adoption of Android 10 was faster than all the previous versions of Android. Android 10 running on 100 million devices, up to 5 months after the launch – it is 28% faster than Android Pie “, says a blog post published on the website of Android, this week. This ticket is accompanied by the graph below, which compares the speed of deployment of different versions of the operating system.
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A more rapid deployment for Android 11 ?
Google refer to this progress as he is currently preparing the launch of Android 11. And in addition to the improvements for developers, as well as new features for users, the firm has also planned a few new features that should contribute to improving the process of updates, and thus reduce the fragmentation of the OS in various versions.
For those who wish to discover the new features before the official release, it is already possible to test Android 11 by installing the beta on a compatible smartphone. In addition to smartphones Pixel from Google, the list includes models like the OnePlus 8, as well as the Mi 10 Pro Xiaomi. The firm of Mountain View shows that seven brands participating in the test of Android 11, and that the beta is available on 13 models manufactured by third parties. This inclusion of other brands to test new versions of Android also helps to improve the update process.