Adamya Sharma / Android Authority
Google stopped giving out monthly Android version distribution numbers a while ago. It still gives developers an occasional breakdown via Android Studio, but it’s something that regular people like us can’t access. So we thought of doing our own poll and survey Android salad Readers to find out which OS version they are using. Some of the results of this survey may surprise you!
What is the current version of Android on your phone?
Unsurprisingly, most of the 11,596 voters who took part in our Android version poll said they are using the latest stable version of the software – Android 12. Overall, 58% of respondents are running Android 12 on their phones.
The second most popular version of Android with our readers right now is Android 11. 22% of voters are still using the latest generation of the operating system, perhaps because they are stuck with it, haven’t received the new version, or simply don’t want to update. Most of the Android OEMs have rolled out Android 12 on their flagship devices as well as mid-range phones. If you haven’t received it yet, you can check the Android 12 update tracker for more information on when you might get it.
Meanwhile, we still have some readers using Android 10 (7%), Android 9 (4%), Android 8 or lower (3%). This is most likely because they have phones that are not eligible for new Android updates.
Steve Jenkins: OnePlus 8 for Android 11, and I intend to maintain that position. I haven’t seen anything in Android 12 that impresses me, so I’m very happy to stay on 11 with occasional security updates.
Kapa: Your Pixel 4 was updated to Android 12 a few weeks ago. Afaik I couldn’t update the security patch without updating to v12, so my last patch was October 2021 and although I should update it for security etc. I’m not really happy with 12 though, especially the fact that the full menu “quick” actions don’t quite fit my screen. So I have to scroll down a bit and then I can scroll up to close the menu.
Tami Nkambule: I’m using a Motorola Edge 20 that was recently updated to Android 12. Of all the good things the phone does after the update, I’ve noticed that the speaker of the phone behaves like it’s now stereo with strong bass!! Maybe it’s just my phone.
Nick V: When I was a Nexus user, I updated to beta versions all the time, but now that I’m older and wiser, plus I use my phone for work, I don’t have the time to commit to installing beta versions, especially if there are problems. I think it’s very important to have betas and testers, and I’m looking forward to doing that again in the future.
Logan Osness: Samsung Note 9. I’ve had it since its introduction. We had AT&T at the time. We have since converted. My mom was able to upgrade her phone to T-Mobile. We couldn’t afford it though. I have Android 9, One UI 1.0. However, I have a Tmobile hotspot, so this is how I can access the Internet.
Bryant Allen: I’m still rocking the LG V40 and V60. Great phones with more features than any new flagship phone. USB-c to HDMI output. MicroSD and 2Vrms 3.5mm headphone jack with ESS SABER qDAC to clean things up. These are just a few of the features. MLT-STD 810G Low transit and temperature protection. Also IP68. 5000mAh battery with dual screen options on the V60. It is brand new and only $300. Snapdragon 865 with Adreno 650 containing 1,024 ALU rated at 1.2TFlops of FP32 compute. Also, it just got the Android 12 update. With the help of XDA dev. I got Android 12 on the V40. Nav said.
APT: Nokia 7.1. It’s still in Android 10 despite being on Android One.
Solovino: 12 is the ugliest thing I’ve ever seen. The not-so-deep blacks with a big bubble are just awful. I have two phones and once I download the latest version I really regret it. Fortunately I did not update my other phone and kept the number 11. It would be good if android gives you more options on the look and feel of the main system. Ironically, that’s the only thing Android is good at. Allowing you to customize the appearance.
Jaden Lock: Pie Unfortunately my main phone is running nougat, and I can’t stand any more phones. It’s okay, although it gets the job done and that’s all that matters.
Lorena Laurie: I have Android version 11 on my phone. I have an LG k92 5g that I bought before LG announced the closure of its phone division of the company. Read I’ll get Android 12, but then no more updates or security patches.
Ddrrttyy: On my 4 year old One Plus running LineageOS. Android 12 became available for it in the last week of April 2022, so I upgraded it from 11. When LOS upgrades a major version on the phone, it immediately stops the previous version upgrades.
dquilon: I’m running Android 11 with a constant 12 update notification that I refuse to accept at the moment. My Xperia 5 II is working fine at the moment and I like the user interface as it is. There’s nothing tempting about 12 of what I’ve seen.