iOS and Android Landscape in July 2014

iOS and Android Landscape in July 2014

Heya Metrics fans! I can't believe it has been a month already since last update, but my agenda tells me this indeed is the case. Must be all to sunny days July has given us (plus the drinks that seem to go with that). Apple released iOS7.1.2 on June 30th, lets check out how its adoption is going. No new updates released for Android but let's see if we see some shifts in session share nonetheless. Enough talk, lets get the graphs out! Android

Android 2 Android 3 Android 4
June 6.64% 0.23% 93.14%
July 6.32% 0.20% 93.48%

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For the first time in a long time the growth of Android 4 has dropped below the 1% in one month. In July Android 4 gained only 0.34% in session share across Android apps, landing on 93.48% total.

Android 2.2 Android 2.3 Android 3.0 Android 3.1 Android 3.2 Android 4.0 Android 4.1 Android 4.2 Android 4.3 Android 4.4
June 0.12% 6.51% 0.00% 0.04% 0.19% 5.13% 20.83% 17.50% 19.59% 30.10%
July 0.15% 6.17% 0.00% 0.05% 0.15% 5.11% 19.71% 17.71% 16.62% 34.34%

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While Android 4 did not grow that much as a whole in July (0.34%), Android 4.4 did well nonetheless. Android 4.4 gained over 4% session share across Android apps by growing from 30.01% in June to 34.34% in July. The increase of 4.4 cost Android 4.3 and 4.1. Android 4.3 shrunk from 19.59% in June to 16.62 in July. Android 4.1 shrunk from 20.83% in June to 19.71% session share in July.

Android 2.2 Android 2.2.1 Android 2.2.2 Android 2.3.1 Android 2.3.2 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 4.0.3 Android 4.0.4 Android 4.1.1 Android 4.1.2 Android 4.2.1 Android 4.2.2 Android 4.3 Android 4.3.1 Android 4.3.3 Android 4.4 Android 4.4.2 Android 4.4.3 Android 4.4.4
June 0.03% 0.04% 0.05% 0.00% 0.00% 0.79% 0.27% 1.31% 3.98% 0.15% 0.04% 0.15% 0.03% 3.26% 1.87% 2.94% 17.88% 1.20% 16.30% 19.51% 0.07% 0.01% 0.01% 28.45% 1.19% 0.45%
July 0.04% 0.07% 0.05% 0.02% 0.00% 0.72% 0.19% 1.30% 3.81% 0.13% 0.05% 0.11% 0.04% 3.29% 1.82% 2.60% 17.10% 1.18% 16.52% 16.53% 0.08% 0.00% 0.04% 31.39% 0.17% 2.75%

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Android 4.4.4 entered the stage in May and started off with a shy 0.45% session share across Android apps. In July it did quite well, growing to 2.75%. Android 4.4.4 grew mostly to the expense of Android 4.4.3, which shrunk from 1.19% to 0.17% session share.

 

iOS 4 iOS 5 iOS 6 iOS 7 iOS 8
23 0.08% 1.42% 4.56% 93.90% 0.04%
24 0.07% 1.22% 6.08% 92.56% 0.07%
25 0.08% 0.82% 4.23% 94.86% 0.02%
26 0.01% 1.00% 4.07% 94.89% 0.03%
27 0.03% 0.82% 2.96% 96.14% 0.04%
28 0.06% 1.01% 3.27% 95.63% 0.02%
29 0.11% 0.91% 2.93% 96.03% 0.02%
30 0.06% 0.73% 2.44% 96.73% 0.03%
31 0.24% 0.69% 2.51% 96.52% 0.04%

iOS

June is week 23 through 26, July is week 27 through 31.

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iOS7 seems to be nibbling away session share at the expense of iOS6. In the last week of July we see the iOS6 session share shrink to 2.51% and the session share of iOS7 grow to an extremely healthy 96.52%.

iOS 4.2 iOS 4.3 iOS 5.0 iOS 5.1 iOS 6.0 iOS 6.1 iOS 7.0 iOS 7.1 iOS 8.0
23 0.02% 0.07% 0.04% 1.38% 0.40% 4.16% 8.98% 84.92% 0.04%
24 0.01% 0.06% 0.07% 1.16% 0.41% 5.67% 9.60% 82.96% 0.07%
25 0.03% 0.05% 0.09% 0.72% 0.46% 3.77% 10.48% 84.38% 0.02%
26 0.01% 0.00% 0.03% 0.97% 0.46% 3.62% 9.36% 85.52% 0.03%
27 0.01% 0.02% 0.03% 0.80% 0.31% 2.65% 6.78% 89.36% 0.04%
28 0.00% 0.06% 0.05% 0.96% 0.33% 2.94% 7.83% 87.80% 0.02%
29 0.02% 0.09% 0.03% 0.88% 0.36% 2.57% 7.35% 88.68% 0.02%
30 0.03% 0.03% 0.00% 0.73% 0.27% 2.18% 7.76% 88.97% 0.03%
31 0.00% 0.23% 0.01% 0.68% 0.27% 2.24% 7.87% 88.65% 0.04%

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7.87% of sessions is still generated from an iOS7.0 device, while 88.65% is generated from an iOS7.1 device.

iOS 4.2.1 iOS 4.3 iOS 4.3.2 iOS 4.3.3 iOS 4.3.4 iOS 4.3.5 iOS 5.0 iOS 5.0.1 iOS 5.1 iOS 5.1.1 iOS 6.0 iOS 6.0.1 iOS 6.0.2 iOS 6.1 iOS 6.1.1 iOS 6.1.2 iOS 6.1.3 iOS 6.1.4 iOS 6.1.5 iOS 6.1.6 iOS 7.0 iOS 7.0.1 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
23 0.02% 0.00% 0.01% 0.00% 0.02% 0.03% 0.00% 0.04% 0.03% 1.35% 0.08% 0.31% 0.01% 0.23% 0.00% 0.16% 2.46% 0.41% 0.01% 0.88% 0.83% 0.00% 0.59% 1.22% 3.95% 0.08% 2.30% 10.61% 74.31% 0.00% 0.04%
24 0.01% 0.00% 0.00% 0.02% 0.01% 0.03% 0.01% 0.05% 0.01% 1.15% 0.16% 0.23% 0.02% 0.26% 0.00% 0.31% 3.00% 0.46% 0.03% 1.61% 0.84% 0.02% 0.69% 1.24% 4.30% 0.14% 2.38% 9.82% 73.14% 0.00% 0.07%
25 0.03% 0.00% 0.00% 0.01% 0.00% 0.04% 0.00% 0.09% 0.05% 0.67% 0.12% 0.31% 0.04% 0.25% 0.00% 0.12% 2.01% 0.39% 0.00% 1.00% 0.85% 0.03% 0.86% 1.32% 5.21% 0.14% 2.07% 10.97% 73.41% 0.00% 0.02%
26 0.01% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.03% 0.03% 0.94% 0.09% 0.31% 0.06% 0.19% 0.02% 0.18% 2.02% 0.31% 0.01% 0.90% 0.81% 0.03% 0.82% 1.13% 4.45% 0.29% 1.84% 12.74% 72.79% 0.00% 0.03%
27 0.01% 0.01% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.03% 0.01% 0.78% 0.11% 0.19% 0.02% 0.10% 0.00% 0.18% 1.32% 0.18% 0.00% 0.88% 0.49% 0.02% 0.52% 0.88% 3.33% 0.10% 1.43% 6.67% 52.10% 30.59% 0.04%
28 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.03% 0.02% 0.01% 0.00% 0.05% 0.02% 0.94% 0.11% 0.20% 0.02% 0.13% 0.00% 0.09% 1.49% 0.21% 0.01% 1.01% 0.65% 0.00% 0.68% 0.75% 3.97% 0.12% 1.67% 7.23% 26.96% 53.62% 0.02%
29 0.02% 0.00% 0.00% 0.07% 0.01% 0.01% 0.00% 0.03% 0.05% 0.83% 0.06% 0.29% 0.01% 0.09% 0.00% 0.19% 1.21% 0.25% 0.00% 0.83% 0.61% 0.00% 0.59% 0.57% 4.19% 0.09% 1.31% 5.87% 19.48% 63.33% 0.02%
30 0.03% 0.00% 0.00% 0.02% 0.01% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.01% 0.72% 0.05% 0.21% 0.01% 0.07% 0.00% 0.05% 1.08% 0.18% 0.00% 0.79% 0.62% 0.00% 0.81% 0.74% 4.10% 0.05% 1.44% 5.13% 16.95% 66.89% 0.03%
31 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.22% 0.00% 0.01% 0.00% 0.01% 0.01% 0.67% 0.08% 0.18% 0.02% 0.06% 0.02% 0.10% 1.05% 0.09% 0.00% 0.93% 0.62% 0.00% 0.84% 0.88% 4.05% 0.09% 1.38% 5.68% 15.27% 67.70% 0.04%

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After exactly 5 weeks, iOS7.1.2 has grown to a session share of 67.7% in week 31. If we compare that to the adoption of iOS7.1.1 we see that iOS7.1.1 accumulated a session share of 68.84% in 5 weeks (and 2 days). It is fair to say that iOS7.1.2 is showing the normal healthy adoption curve of an iOS patch version release.

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