Google Hopeful As Android 10 Struggles For Smartphone Adoption
Google released the first beta of Android 10 on March 13 this year and 6 months after that, it was released for all the devices on September 3. As of now, Android 10 is running on some devices like Nokia 8.1, OnePlus 7 series, some Pixel phones and one Essential phone. But these numbers are pretty less compared to the number of android based devices there are. Google is yet to disclose the exact Android 10 adoption percentage but is pretty optimistic that the Android 9 to Android 10 upgrade will happen faster than usual because of Project Treble. The company confirmed that Smartphone manufacturers like Realme, Oppo, Samsung and Vivo will update some of their models to Android 10 by this year-end.
In a blog post, Google recently revealed that Android 9 Pie had 22.6 per cent adoption as of August 2019. To us, this number may seem pretty low in comparison to iOS adoption standards but hold significant meaning for Google. The blog further revealed that the adoption rate is, indeed, faster when compared to Android Oreo which was at 8.9 per cent in July 2018.
This fast adoption rate for Android Pie is credited to Project Treble. Google launched Project Treble as an initiative to help manufacturers update devices to new versions of Android more quickly. The initiative has let more OEMs to join the beta program for Android Pie.
Google has hopes that Project Treble will help see a faster adoption percentage for Android 10 even though the audience is yet to get any concrete numbers months after the official launch of the latest Android version. There will be more manufacturers coming on board and committing to deliver Android 10 on some of their devices by 2019 end. Google says along with HMD Global, ASUS, LG, Motorola, OPPO, Realme, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, Transsion and Vivo will release the latest Android for some of their devices before this year ends.
As for now, OnePlus 7T and other new devices are coming with Android 10 out of the box and news revealed Samsung has announced the open beta for Android 10 on their devices and rollout to start on October 12. To catch more tech news, follow Befazool on Facebook and the latest stories on Befazool Manoranjan.