Google has constructed on the success of issues like Venture Treble to extend the tempo of Android replace rollouts. Final 12 months, Android 10 was the fastest-deployed replace ever. But it surely appears to be like like Android 11 has simply barely crushed the variety of lively customers within the wild in comparison with the identical time final 12 months.
The information comes courtesy of Google’s announcement right now relating to an extended replace window for upcoming Qualcomm chipsets, and is nearly definitely a advantage of enhancements that make it simpler for telephone makers to deploy updates, together with Venture Treble, Mainline, and GSIs.
Do word, Google lists the rollout right here on a per-unit foundation, quite than as a proportion, which makes it onerous to gauge simply how a lot the rollout pace has improved, given the expansion within the total smartphone market. Whereas Android 11 proper now clearly has extra lively items than Android 10 did this time final 12 months, the market might have grown a lot since then that this constitutes a decrease proportion (and a decrease normalized price) however the next whole quantity — we will not make certain with out higher information.
Sadly, Google stopped offering model distribution numbers, which might higher illuminate how this 12 months stacks as much as final 12 months. Nonetheless, there are barely extra telephones working Android 11 within the wild than there have been Android 10 telephones this time final 12 months, making it the quickest rollout for any Android model but — if not by proportion, unarguably by person — although the present trajectory signifies which may not be true in one other week or two.