iOS and Android Landscape in August 2014

iOS and Android Landscape in August 2014

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Hello Metrics fans! Another month in the books and this means it is time for a brand new update of the iOS and Android landscapes. This month there are no real major upsets, but there are some interesting developments nonetheless: Apple released iOS7.1.2 on June 30th. In July we saw it climb to a healthy 67.7% session share. How will it's adoption develop in August?

Then there is Android L! Incase you missed it, Android L is the codename for the next big Android release (Android 5.0). Since June 25th a beta is freely downloadable for Google Nexus devices. In August it started showing up in out metrics, which means it has gathered a session share of atleast 0.01%.

Ok, enough talk. Lets get the graphs out!

Android

Android 2 Android 3 Android 4 Android L
July 6.32% 0.20% 93.48% 0.00%
August 6.58% 0.10% 93.27% 0.04%

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Ok, I admit. It is pretty hard to spot... But it is there without a doubt! In August Android L registered a session share of 0.04% amongst Android apps. The rise of Android 4 seems to have halted as of now. In June it grew only 1.12% and in July it managed to add a measly 0.34% session share. This time around it actually shrunk a little, going from 93.38% to 93.27% (-0.21%).

Android 2.2 Android 2.3 Android 3.1 Android 3.2 Android 4.0 Android 4.1 Android 4.2 Android 4.3 Android 4.4 Android L
July 0.15% 6.17% 0.05% 0.15% 5.11% 19.71% 17.71% 16.62% 34.34% 0.00%
August 0.06% 6.52% 0.04% 0.07% 4.27% 19.97% 16.38% 14.98% 37.67% 0.04%

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While Android 4 did not grow as a whole in August, we see that Android 4.4 is actually accumulating session share quite nicely. Android 4.4 grew 3.3% in August, going up from 34.34 to 37.67%. Android 4.1 and 4.2 both declined a little.

Android 2.2.0 Android 2.2.1 Android 2.2.2 Android 2.3.1 Android 2.3.3 Android 2.3.4 Android 2.3.5 Android 2.3.6 Android 2.3.7 Android 3.1.0 Android 3.2.0 Android 3.2.1 Android 4.0.3 Android 4.0.4 Android 4.1.1 Android 4.1.2 Android 4.1.4 Android 4.2.1 Android 4.2.2 Android 4.3.0 Android 4.3.1 Android 4.4.0 Android 4.4.2 Android 4.4.3 Android 4.4.4 Android L
July 0.04% 0.07% 0.05% 0.02% 0.72% 0.19% 1.30% 3.81% 0.13% 0.05% 0.11% 0.04% 3.29% 1.82% 2.60% 17.10% 0.00% 1.18% 16.52% 16.53% 0.08% 0.04% 31.39% 0.17% 2.75% 0.00%
August 0.02% 0.04% 0.01% 0.00% 0.82% 0.17% 1.25% 4.09% 0.18% 0.04% 0.06% 0.01% 3.04% 1.22% 2.53% 17.45% 0.00% 0.84% 15.53% 14.88% 0.09% 0.01% 33.03% 0.40% 4.23% 0.04%

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Android 4.3.0 and 4.2.2. both declined a little (-1.65% and -0.99%) and 4.4.2 gained some ground (+1.64%). Since Android 4 as a whole did not gain ground this month, this means people are moving from and older 4.x version to a newer one.

 

iOS 4 iOS 5 iOS 6 iOS 7 iOS 8
27 0.0% 0.8% 3.0% 96.1% 0.0%
28 0.1% 1.0% 3.3% 95.6% 0.0%
29 0.1% 0.9% 2.9% 96.0% 0.0%
30 0.1% 0.7% 2.4% 96.7% 0.0%
31 0.2% 0.7% 2.5% 96.5% 0.0%
32 0.0% 0.4% 1.9% 97.4% 0.2%
33 0.0% 0.5% 1.7% 97.7% 0.0%
34 0.0% 0.4% 1.6% 97.7% 0.2%
35 0.0% 0.4% 1.5% 97.9% 0.2%

iOS

July is week 27 halfway through 27, August is halfway through week 27 through 35.

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Just before the expected iOS8 release, iOS7 has matured nicely to a 97.9%(!) percent session share amongst iOS apps. The beta release of iOS8 registers a 0.2% session share in week 35. Something tells me these numbers will be quite different next month!

iOS 4.3 iOS 5.0 iOS 5.1 iOS 6.0 iOS 6.1 iOS 7.0 iOS 7.1 iOS 8.0
27 0.0% 0.0% 0.8% 0.3% 2.6% 6.8% 89.3% 0.0%
28 0.1% 0.1% 1.0% 0.3% 2.9% 7.8% 87.8% 0.0%
29 0.1% 0.0% 0.9% 0.4% 2.6% 7.3% 88.6% 0.0%
30 0.0% 0.0% 0.7% 0.3% 2.2% 7.8% 88.9% 0.0%
31 0.2% 0.0% 0.7% 0.3% 2.2% 7.9% 88.6% 0.0%
32 0.0% 0.0% 0.4% 0.2% 1.8% 7.4% 89.9% 0.2%
33 0.0% 0.0% 0.5% 0.1% 1.5% 8.2% 89.5% 0.0%
34 0.0% 0.0% 0.4% 0.1% 1.5% 7.8% 89.9% 0.2%
35 0.0% 0.0% 0.4% 0.1% 1.3% 7.3% 90.5% 0.2%

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Slowly iOS7.1 is gaining ground. There is still a fairly large group of people though, who did bother to update to iOS7 but have not bothered to update to iOS7.1. In week 25, 7.3% of sessions generated amongst iOS apps were still from an iOS7.0 device. iOS7.1 now sits at 90.5% session share.

iOS 4.3.3 iOS 5.0.1 iOS 5.1.0 iOS 5.1.1 iOS 6.0.0 iOS 6.0.1 iOS 6.1.0 iOS 6.1.2 iOS 6.1.3 iOS 6.1.4 iOS 6.1.6 iOS 7.0.0 iOS 7.0.2 iOS 7.0.3 iOS 7.0.4 iOS 7.0.5 iOS 7.0.6 iOS 7.1.0 iOS 7.1.1 iOS 7.1.2 iOS 8.0.0
27 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.8% 0.1% 0.2% 0.1% 0.2% 1.3% 0.2% 0.9% 0.5% 0.5% 0.9% 3.3% 0.1% 1.4% 6.7% 52.1% 30.6% 0.0%
28 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.9% 0.1% 0.2% 0.1% 0.1% 1.5% 0.2% 1.0% 0.6% 0.7% 0.7% 4.0% 0.1% 1.7% 7.2% 27.0% 53.6% 0.0%
29 0.1% 0.0% 0.1% 0.8% 0.1% 0.3% 0.1% 0.2% 1.2% 0.3% 0.8% 0.6% 0.6% 0.6% 4.2% 0.1% 1.3% 5.9% 19.5% 63.3% 0.0%
30 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.7% 0.1% 0.2% 0.1% 0.1% 1.1% 0.2% 0.8% 0.6% 0.8% 0.7% 4.1% 0.0% 1.4% 5.1% 16.9% 66.9% 0.0%
31 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.7% 0.1% 0.2% 0.1% 0.1% 1.0% 0.1% 0.9% 0.6% 0.8% 0.9% 4.1% 0.1% 1.4% 5.7% 15.3% 67.7% 0.0%
32 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.4% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.9% 0.1% 0.5% 0.8% 0.5% 1.0% 3.7% 0.2% 1.2% 4.2% 13.4% 72.3% 0.2%
33 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.5% 0.0% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.8% 0.0% 0.6% 0.8% 0.8% 0.7% 4.5% 0.2% 1.2% 3.9% 12.8% 72.7% 0.0%
34 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.4% 0.0% 0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 0.8% 0.1% 0.5% 0.9% 0.9% 0.9% 3.6% 0.2% 1.3% 4.6% 11.0% 74.3% 0.2%
35 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.4% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.6% 0.1% 0.5% 1.0% 0.7% 0.7% 3.2% 0.3% 1.6% 4.3% 11.3% 74.9% 0.2%

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9 weeks after it's release, iOS7.1.2 sits at 74.9% session share amongst iOS apps. If we compare the adoption curve to the curve of iOS7.1.1, we see that in week 25 (9 weeks after it's release) of 2014 iOS7.1.1 had a 73.35% session share across iOS apps. iOS7.1.2 does slightly better here, beating 7.1.1 by 1.55%.

That was it for August's metrics! Stay tuned for September's edition.