iOS and Android Landscape in December 2014

iOS and Android Landscape in December 2014

Hey Metrics fans! December is in the books, this means all the holidays are behind us. Traditionally we see the new operating systems, in this case iOS 8 and Android 5, gain ground extra fast due to many new devices that are purchased around this time of year. Let's get the graphs out and see if this is indeed the case! Android

Android 2 Android 3 Android 4 Android 5
November 2.95% 0.08% 96.12% 0.85%
December 2.80% 0.14% 95.37% 1.69%

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Android 5 = up from 0.85% to 1.69% session share across android apps. This gain is a little low to be honest, but it can be explained: Many top tier devices that have been purchased in December still contain Android 4.4 and not Android 5. Samsung for example currently does not sell a top tier phone with Android 5, but will upgrade their top tiers in Q1 of 2015.

Android 4 lost share to Android 5, going down from 96.12% to 95.37%.

 

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 5.0
November 0.06% 2.89% 0.02% 0.06% 2.96% 11.81% 10.75% 11.77% 58.83% 0.85%
December 0.02% 2.78% 0.02% 0.12% 2.72% 12.74% 11.60% 10.46% 57.86% 1.69%

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Android 4.4 had an enormous boost in November, but in December it lost some session share by shrinking from 58.83% to 57.86%.

 

Android 2.2 Android 2.2.1 Android 2.2.2 Android 2.3.3 Android 2.3.4 Android 2.3.5 Android 2.3.6 Android 2.3.7 Android 3.1 Android 3.2 Android 3.2.1 Android 4.0.2 Android 4.0.3 Android 4.0.4 Android 4.0.9 Android 4.1.1 Android 4.1.2 Android 4.1.4 Android 4.2.1 Android 4.2.2 Android 4.2.9 Android 4.3 Android 4.3.0 Android 4.3.1 Android 4.4 Android 4.4.2 Android 4.4.3 Android 4.4.4 Android 5.0 Android 5.0.1 Android 5.0.2
November 0.01% 0.03% 0.02% 0.24% 0.14% 0.81% 1.63% 0.07% 0.02% 0.06% 0.01% 0.01% 1.94% 1.00% 0.02% 1.48% 10.32% 0.01% 0.71% 10.03% 0.00% 11.70% 0.02% 0.05% 0.01% 46.74% 2.98% 9.09% 0.85% 0.00% 0.00%
December 0.00% 0.01% 0.00% 0.29% 0.09% 0.51% 1.86% 0.04% 0.02% 0.10% 0.02% 0.00% 1.53% 1.18% 0.00% 1.56% 11.18% 0.00% 0.84% 10.75% 0.01% 10.42% 0.01% 0.03% 0.00% 46.73% 2.37% 8.75% 1.01% 0.66% 0.01%

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Android 5's session share across Android apps is made up out of 3 different patch versions, Android 5.0.0 (1.01%), Android 5.0.1 (0.66%) and Android 5.0.2 (0.01%).

 

iOS 5 iOS 6 iOS 7 iOS 8
45 0.2% 0.9% 45.7% 53.1%
46 0.2% 1.2% 42.2% 56.3%
47 0.2% 0.7% 39.6% 59.5%
48 0.2% 0.6% 36.5% 62.7%
49 0.1% 0.5% 30.5% 68.8%
50 0.1% 0.6% 31.2% 68.0%
51 0.1% 0.5% 26.2% 73.2%
52 0.2% 0.6% 26.3% 72.9%
1 0.1% 0.8% 26.7% 72.4%

iOS

November is week 45 through 48, December is week 49 through 1.

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We see iOS 8 gain a little in the beginning of December (week 51), which is around Holland's traditional holiday called "Sinterklaas". But to be honest I would have expected another significant bump around Christmas but that didn't happen. iOS 8 lands at 72.4% session share across iOS apps by the end of December.

iOS 5.1 iOS 6.0 iOS 6.1 iOS 7.0 iOS 7.1 iOS 8.0 iOS 8.1
45 0.2% 0.1% 0.9% 4.7% 41.0% 12.5% 40.6%
46 0.2% 0.1% 1.2% 4.6% 37.7% 10.0% 46.3%
47 0.2% 0.1% 0.7% 4.7% 34.9% 8.4% 51.1%
48 0.2% 0.0% 0.6% 3.7% 32.7% 7.8% 54.9%
49 0.1% 0.1% 0.5% 3.0% 27.5% 5.7% 63.1%
50 0.1% 0.0% 0.5% 3.0% 28.2% 5.3% 62.7%
51 0.1% 0.0% 0.5% 2.3% 23.9% 4.2% 69.0%
52 0.2% 0.0% 0.6% 2.5% 23.8% 3.7% 69.1%
1 0.1% 0.1% 0.7% 2.1% 24.6% 3.5% 68.9%

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iOS8.1 stabilizes around 69%.

iOS 5.1.1 iOS 6.0.1 iOS 6.1 iOS 6.1.2 iOS 6.1.3 iOS 6.1.4 iOS 6.1.6 iOS 7.0 iOS 7.0.2 iOS 7.0.3 iOS 7.0.4 iOS 7.0.5 iOS 7.0.6 iOS 7.1 iOS 7.1.1 iOS 7.1.2 iOS 8.0 iOS 8.0.1 iOS 8.0.2 iOS 8.1 iOS 8.1.1 iOS 8.1.2
45 0.2% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.4% 0.1% 0.3% 0.5% 0.4% 0.8% 1.9% 0.2% 1.0% 2.3% 6.0% 32.6% 2.6% 0.0% 9.9% 40.6% 0.0% 0.0%
46 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.5% 0.1% 0.5% 0.3% 0.4% 0.7% 2.0% 0.1% 0.9% 2.4% 5.2% 30.1% 2.5% 0.0% 7.5% 46.3% 0.0% 0.0%
47 0.2% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.3% 0.0% 0.3% 0.4% 0.5% 0.6% 1.8% 0.1% 1.4% 2.0% 5.1% 27.8% 2.1% 0.0% 6.3% 32.4% 18.6% 0.0%
48 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.3% 0.0% 0.2% 0.3% 0.3% 0.5% 1.6% 0.1% 0.9% 2.0% 4.7% 26.0% 1.7% 0.0% 6.1% 14.8% 40.0% 0.0%
49 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2% 0.0% 0.2% 0.3% 0.3% 0.4% 1.3% 0.1% 0.7% 1.7% 3.6% 22.1% 1.4% 0.0% 4.3% 11.0% 52.1% 0.0%
50 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.3% 0.0% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.4% 1.2% 0.1% 0.8% 1.8% 4.2% 22.2% 1.3% 0.0% 4.0% 9.7% 38.4% 14.6%
51 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.3% 0.0% 0.1% 0.1% 0.3% 0.2% 1.1% 0.1% 0.5% 1.5% 3.0% 19.3% 1.1% 0.0% 3.1% 6.8% 13.4% 48.7%
52 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.3% 0.0% 0.2% 0.1% 0.2% 0.2% 1.2% 0.1% 0.7% 1.4% 3.1% 19.4% 1.2% 0.0% 2.6% 5.9% 8.7% 54.5%
1 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 0.3% 0.0% 0.2% 0.1% 0.2% 0.2% 1.0% 0.0% 0.5% 1.4% 2.8% 20.4% 0.8% 0.0% 2.7% 5.2% 7.0% 56.7%

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Even though iOS 8.1.2 does not fix any real major issues, it's adoption rate is very healthy. Just two weeks in it measured at 48.7%! After it's 4th week it has grown to a 56.7% session share across iOS apps.

That was it for this month's metrics! Stay tuned for January's edition.