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We asked, you told us: Surprise surprise, most of you are running Android 10

The results shouldn't be all that surprising for an Android-focused website.

Published onMarch 21, 2020

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Depending on which company makes your phone, you might get a new Android update right after it’s announced, or you might need to wait months on end.

The Android 11 Developer Preview has been a big topic of conversation this week, with the update now rolling out to Pixel phones. However, even though Google won’t update its distribution chart to tell us the exact numbers, we know the majority of users are not even running Android 10, the latest stable version of Android.

Well, not normal users, anyway. Last week we asked you which version of Android you’re running, and the results shouldn’t be all that surprising for an Android-focused website.

What version of Android are you running?


Out of over 1,300 total votes, 62% of voters said they’re running Android 10, while 4% are already running the new Android 11 Developer Preview. I wouldn’t expect anything less from people reading an Android website.

Additionally, 23% are running Android 9 Pie, 6% are still on Android 8-8.1 Oreo, and 3% are running Android 7-7.1 Nougat. And then there are the 1% of Android Authority readers who are still running Android 6 Marshmallow and Android 4.4 KitKat.

It’s always interesting to see how many AA readers are running each version of Android. I don’t have exact numbers, but I can also tell you that if this poll were to include iOS versions, those numbers would rival the Android 10 numbers.

Here’s what you had to say

Here are some of the best comments from last week’s poll explaining why they voted the way that they did:

  • John Wentworth: I’m sure Google would do anything to make it’s installed numbers look like this poll lol
  • Davin Peterson: My Nokia phone was supposed to be upgraded to Android 10 last month, but it got delayed due to the Coronavirus. It is now expected to get Android 10 by early April
  • Charles Lindsey: I guess Samsungs Galaxy s3 has been abandoned by Samsung and Android?
  • Milas: Using HUAWEI mate 10 lite with Android 8.0
  • shridhar 1166: Currently owing Pixel 3… running Android 11 Developers preview 2.. Notification are way better now
  • Montisaquadeis: My Note 10+ is ring android 10 while my Kindle Fire HDX 8.9″ from 2013 is still using android 4.2.2. I have yet to find a MIDRANGE tablet that can replace this one

That’s it for this week. As always, thanks for voting, thanks for the comments, and don’t forget to let us know what you thought of the results below!

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