iOS and Android Landscape in April 2014

iOS and Android Landscape in April 2014

Hello Metrics fans! April's edition of the OS Landscape is here and there are some interesting developments this month! Android 4.4 is starting to show some muscle and a new patch version of iOS saw daylight: iOS7.1.1. Enough talk, more numbers!: Android

Android 2 Android 3 Android 4
March 10.73% 0.10% 89.18%
April 9.30% 0.19% 90.51%

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Android 4 has broken through the magic barrier of 90% session share! Android 4 was released on the the 19th of April, 2011. This means it took Android 4 954 days to reach this milestone. To be precise, Android 4 now sits at a 90.51% session share across Android apps.

 

Android 2.1 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
March 0.00% 0.14% 10.59% 0.02% 0.08% 6.86% 28.01% 15.45% 29.74% 9.13%
April 0.00% 0.13% 9.16% 0.04% 0.15% 6.26% 25.37% 16.38% 23.11% 19.39%

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Android 4.4 is really picking up steam here. It grew from 9.13% to 19.39% session share across Android apps in April. That is an increase of well over 100%! This is all due to HTC and Samsung releasing their Android 4.4 to more top tier devices. We see Android 4.1 and 4.3 shrink because of these updates.

Android 2.1-u Android 2.2 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 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 Android 4.2.1 Android 4.2.2 Android 4.3 Android 4.3.1 Android 4.4 Android 4.4.2
March 0.00% 0.03% 0.05% 0.06% 0.00% 0.96% 0.21% 2.20% 7.01% 0.21% 0.02% 0.06% 0.02% 4.95% 1.91% 4.43% 23.56% 0.01% 0.85% 14.59% 29.66% 0.08% 0.00% 9.13%
April 0.00% 0.04% 0.06% 0.04% 0.00% 1.05% 0.21% 1.83% 5.88% 0.19% 0.04% 0.11% 0.04% 4.20% 2.06% 3.98% 21.39% 0.00% 0.84% 15.54% 23.04% 0.08% 0.02% 19.36%

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The Android 4.4 session share is completely made up out of Android 4.4.2.

 

iOS 3 iOS 4 iOS 5 iOS 6 iOS 7
10 0.00% 0.12% 1.44% 7.76% 90.68%
11 0.00% 0.03% 1.02% 6.85% 92.11%
12 0.00% 0.06% 1.47% 6.80% 91.67%
13 0.00% 0.07% 1.20% 6.58% 92.16%
14 0.00% 0.06% 1.18% 6.45% 92.30%
15 0.01% 0.04% 0.84% 5.70% 93.42%
16 0.00% 0.03% 0.87% 5.92% 93.19%
17 0.02% 0.04% 1.12% 5.85% 92.96%
18 0.00% 0.03% 0.99% 5.21% 93.78%

iOS

March is week 10 through 13, April is week 14 to 18.

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iOS7 is slowly but steadily nibbling away at the iOS6 session share. iOS7 grew from 92.96% to 93.78% session share across iOS apps.

 

iOS 3.1 iOS 4.0 iOS 4.2 iOS 4.3 iOS 5.0 iOS 5.1 iOS 6.0 iOS 6.1 iOS 7.0 iOS 7.1
10 0.00% 0.00% 0.04% 0.07% 0.07% 1.36% 0.77% 7.00% 89.90% 0.79%
11 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.02% 0.07% 0.95% 0.60% 6.25% 63.21% 28.90%
12 0.00% 0.00% 0.01% 0.05% 0.03% 1.44% 0.63% 6.17% 32.57% 59.10%
13 0.00% 0.00% 0.05% 0.02% 0.03% 1.16% 0.72% 5.86% 25.50% 66.66%
14 0.00% 0.00% 0.01% 0.05% 0.08% 1.11% 0.59% 5.86% 24.14% 68.15%
15 0.01% 0.00% 0.01% 0.02% 0.08% 0.76% 0.55% 5.15% 19.78% 73.64%
16 0.00% 0.00% 0.01% 0.01% 0.05% 0.81% 0.48% 5.44% 17.01% 76.17%
17 0.02% 0.00% 0.01% 0.03% 0.04% 1.08% 0.69% 5.16% 16.15% 76.81%
18 0.00% 0.00% 0.01% 0.02% 0.06% 0.93% 0.41% 4.79% 14.34% 79.44%

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Despite having a significant amount of upgrades onboard, iOS7.1 is struggling a bit to get across that 80% session share hurdle. 8 weeks after it's introduction it lands at a 79.44% session share across iOS apps.

 

iOS 3.1.2 iOS 3.1.3 iOS 4.0 iOS 4.2.1 iOS 4.3 iOS 4.3.1 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
10 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.04% 0.01% 0.01% 0.01% 0.00% 0.04% 0.00% 0.07% 0.03% 1.33% 0.30% 0.41% 0.05% 0.27% 0.01% 0.54% 3.90% 0.62% 0.21% 1.44% 1.64% 0.01% 1.84% 4.49% 20.28% 0.87% 60.75% 0.79% 0.00%
11 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.01% 0.01% 0.00% 0.07% 0.03% 0.92% 0.21% 0.34% 0.04% 0.46% 0.00% 0.44% 3.67% 0.45% 0.09% 1.14% 1.70% 0.02% 1.72% 2.87% 15.64% 0.69% 40.56% 28.90% 0.00%
12 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.01% 0.00% 0.00% 0.04% 0.00% 0.01% 0.00% 0.03% 0.03% 1.41% 0.15% 0.42% 0.06% 0.38% 0.00% 0.49% 3.48% 0.39% 0.11% 1.31% 1.70% 0.01% 1.62% 2.02% 12.19% 0.50% 14.52% 59.10% 0.00%
13 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.05% 0.00% 0.00% 0.01% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.03% 0.01% 1.15% 0.21% 0.48% 0.03% 0.28% 0.00% 0.40% 3.49% 0.46% 0.05% 1.17% 1.09% 0.01% 1.39% 2.24% 10.57% 0.55% 9.66% 66.66% 0.00%
14 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.01% 0.01% 0.00% 0.02% 0.00% 0.02% 0.02% 0.06% 0.00% 1.11% 0.15% 0.42% 0.03% 0.37% 0.00% 0.35% 3.26% 0.56% 0.04% 1.28% 1.40% 0.01% 1.54% 2.38% 9.82% 0.38% 8.61% 68.15% 0.00%
15 0.01% 0.00% 0.00% 0.01% 0.00% 0.00% 0.01% 0.00% 0.02% 0.00% 0.07% 0.01% 0.76% 0.14% 0.38% 0.04% 0.25% 0.00% 0.39% 3.08% 0.43% 0.03% 0.96% 1.18% 0.01% 1.21% 1.82% 8.74% 0.37% 6.44% 73.64% 0.00%
16 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.01% 0.00% 0.00% 0.01% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.05% 0.08% 0.73% 0.14% 0.28% 0.06% 0.49% 0.00% 0.47% 3.12% 0.37% 0.11% 0.87% 1.05% 0.01% 1.21% 1.69% 6.94% 0.28% 5.82% 76.00% 0.17%
17 0.01% 0.01% 0.00% 0.01% 0.00% 0.00% 0.01% 0.00% 0.01% 0.00% 0.04% 0.02% 1.06% 0.16% 0.49% 0.04% 0.31% 0.00% 0.42% 2.77% 0.41% 0.02% 1.22% 0.91% 0.00% 1.07% 1.68% 6.88% 0.18% 5.43% 59.51% 17.30%
18 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.01% 0.00% 0.00% 0.01% 0.00% 0.01% 0.00% 0.06% 0.02% 0.91% 0.12% 0.25% 0.04% 0.26% 0.00% 0.30% 2.56% 0.47% 0.03% 1.18% 1.00% 0.00% 1.03% 1.31% 6.27% 0.22% 4.50% 26.75% 52.69%

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A new patch version was released for iOS7: iOS 7.1.1. The adoption again looks impressive. Two weeks in and iOS7.1.1 is already responsible for over half of the sessions generated across iOS apps with a 52.69% share.

 

That was it for April's metrics! Stay tuned for May's edition.