To say this year’s Android upgrade performance has been a letdown would be one heck of an understatement.
Sure, you could point out the widely cited stats showing that Android 11’s adoption is the best of any recent Android version in terms of how many phones are running the software as of this six-month mark. And sure, that’s certainly something.
But you know what? That’s a pretty frickin’ low bar to set. When we’re talking about a major new Android release — software that’s filled with important privacy- and security-related enhancements that affect how both Android itself and third-party apps are allowed to interact with your data — merely having a fifth of all Android phones running the thing half a year after its release isn’t exactly a win worth celebrating.