Several Google initiatives in recent years have sought to speed up operating system updates, such as system updates on Google Play, although few of them are as extensive as Project Treble, a Android architecture change which simplifies the process of preparing the new version of Android for manufacturers.
The fallout from Treble continues to be felt, and in addition to announcing that Google and Qualcomm will be offering four years of updates starting next year, we know that Android 11 had the fastest deployment yet
New deployment record, albeit limited
The Treble project began to change the architecture of the Android system from Android Oreo, although not all devices already launched with Oreo incorporated it. Since, all versions of Android that have occurred have broken records in the speed at which they reached users.
Still based on Google’s word, which controls data – Android Pie deployed twice as fast as Oreo, and in Android 10 the increase was 1.5X. Until now, Google had waited 300 days since its launch to exclaim “victory”, even if with Android 11 it did not wait that long: the graph reached 60 days after deployment. We see that Android 11 reached more devices slightly faster than Android 10
Of course the graph speaks to us million active users and no percentagesSo there is a bit of a trick as the total number of Android phones varies from year to year. Google says this year there were 667 million active users with Android 10 when Android 11 launched, but we don’t have data from previous years.
Since Google no longer shares Android version distribution data, neither on its website nor in Android Studio – where they have not been updated since June – we have to confirm with the crumbs of information that Google throws at us on this subject.
In the graph we can see that indeed Android 11 was previously installed on a larger number of devices, although at the moment that doesn’t tell us much more. We will wait Let’s see if Google gives us more information about this. when 300 days have passed since launch, as on previous occasions.
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