iOS and Android Landscape in February 2014

iOS and Android Landscape in February 2014

Hello Metrics fans! Welcome back to the monthly landscape update for iOS and Android. We have 2 new patch versions for iOS this month: iOS 7.0.5 and iOS 7.0.6. Will Android 4.4 pick up some steam? Lets see! Android

Android 2 Android 3 Android 4
January 11,78% 0,18% 88,04%
February 12,48% 0,12% 87,39%

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This is the first time since we have been doing these metrics blogpost that we actually see a newer major version decrease in session share. Android 4 shrunk from 88.04% in January to 87.4% in February. Looks like Android 2 isn't gone just yet. Its session share grew slightly from 11.78% in january to 12.48% in February.

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
January 0,00% 0,21% 11,57% 0,03% 0,15% 6,99% 32,15% 15,89% 31,64% 1,37%
February 0,00% 0,11% 12,37% 0,02% 0,10% 7,05% 29,35% 14,39% 33,59% 3,00%

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Android 4.3 continues to grow but not as spectacular as last month when it grew a cool 20% in session share across Android apps. In February it gains another 2%, it now sits at 33.59% session share. Android 4.4 is less and less shy, it grew to 3% session share.

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 4.0.1 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 4.4 Android 4.4.2
January 0,00% 0,04% 0,09% 0,08% 0,04% 1,40% 0,41% 2,72% 6,69% 0,31% 0,03% 0,12% 0,04% 0,00% 4,70% 2,30% 3,82% 28,29% 0,65% 15,24% 31,47% 0,19% 0,03% 1,34%
February 0,00% 0,02% 0,05% 0,03% 0,01% 1,47% 0,36% 2,60% 7,67% 0,27% 0,02% 0,09% 0,02% 0,00% 4,91% 2,15% 4,40% 24,94% 0,64% 13,75% 33,53% 0,08% 0,01% 2,99%

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The Android 4 session share is completely made up out of Android 4.4.2.

iOS 4 iOS 5 iOS 6 iOS 7
1 0,21% 2,35% 12,46% 84,98%
2 0,14% 2,40% 11,84% 85,62%
3 0,13% 1,89% 11,73% 86,24%
4 0,07% 1,80% 11,06% 87,08%
5 0,13% 2,34% 10,39% 87,13%
6 0,11% 1,85% 10,00% 88,03%
7 0,11% 1,62% 9,73% 88,54%
8 0,10% 1,45% 9,15% 89,30%
9 0,06% 1,38% 8,44% 90,12%

iOS

January is week 1 halfway through 5, February is halfway through week 5 through week 9.

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iOS7 has reached a milestone here. It is now sitting at over 90% session share across iOS apps. For a lot of developers this means that they can now drop the support iOS6 and start developing apps that are only compatible with iOS7.

iOS 4.1 iOS 4.2 iOS 4.3 iOS 5.0 iOS 5.1 iOS 6.0 iOS 6.1 iOS 7.0 iOS 7.1
1 0,00% 0,12% 0,09% 0,18% 2,17% 1,38% 11,08% 84,94% 0,03%
2 0,00% 0,04% 0,10% 0,15% 2,25% 1,15% 10,69% 85,62% 0,01%
3 0,00% 0,02% 0,12% 0,14% 1,75% 1,18% 10,55% 86,22% 0,03%
4 0,00% 0,01% 0,06% 0,28% 1,51% 1,21% 9,84% 87,03% 0,04%
5 0,00% 0,05% 0,08% 0,11% 2,23% 1,03% 9,36% 87,09% 0,05%
7 0,00% 0,04% 0,07% 0,12% 1,50% 0,98% 8,75% 88,50% 0,04%
8 0,00% 0,03% 0,06% 0,15% 1,30% 0,94% 8,22% 89,29% 0,00%
9 0,00% 0,02% 0,04% 0,09% 1,29% 0,81% 7,63% 90,05% 0,07%

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iOS7.1 is not publicly available yet. Developers however, can already download and test this iOS version. That is why it is already showing up in our metrics.

iOS 4.1 iOS 4.2.1 iOS 4.3 iOS 4.3.1 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
1 0,00% 0,12% 0,01% 0,00% 0,00% 0,03% 0,01% 0,04% 0,02% 0,16% 0,06% 2,12% 0,52% 0,77% 0,09% 0,69% 0,03% 0,66% 8,30% 0,80% 0,60% 0,00% 2,91% 0,03% 3,04% 5,93% 73,05% 0,00% 0,00% 0,03%
2 0,00% 0,04% 0,00% 0,01% 0,00% 0,02% 0,00% 0,07% 0,01% 0,14% 0,07% 2,18% 0,27% 0,71% 0,17% 0,69% 0,08% 0,77% 7,31% 1,11% 0,73% 0,00% 3,39% 0,02% 3,14% 5,26% 73,80% 0,00% 0,00% 0,01%
3 0,00% 0,02% 0,00% 0,00% 0,00% 0,05% 0,00% 0,06% 0,01% 0,13% 0,11% 1,64% 0,39% 0,74% 0,05% 0,64% 0,05% 0,52% 7,86% 0,97% 0,51% 0,00% 3,74% 0,02% 2,97% 4,98% 74,50% 0,00% 0,00% 0,03%
4 0,00% 0,01% 0,00% 0,00% 0,00% 0,03% 0,00% 0,02% 0,00% 0,28% 0,09% 1,42% 0,34% 0,82% 0,06% 0,54% 0,01% 0,77% 7,26% 0,84% 0,42% 0,00% 3,14% 0,00% 2,73% 4,71% 76,46% 0,00% 0,00% 0,04%
5 0,00% 0,05% 0,02% 0,01% 0,00% 0,02% 0,00% 0,03% 0,01% 0,11% 0,17% 2,06% 0,35% 0,63% 0,05% 0,44% 0,01% 0,60% 7,29% 0,66% 0,37% 0,00% 2,45% 0,02% 2,39% 4,47% 77,03% 0,73% 0,00% 0,05%
7 0,00% 0,04% 0,00% 0,00% 0,01% 0,01% 0,01% 0,04% 0,01% 0,12% 0,03% 1,48% 0,43% 0,52% 0,03% 0,56% 0,02% 0,47% 6,61% 0,68% 0,42% 0,00% 2,22% 0,04% 2,39% 4,77% 73,95% 5,14% 0,00% 0,04%
8 0,00% 0,03% 0,00% 0,00% 0,00% 0,05% 0,00% 0,02% 0,00% 0,15% 0,05% 1,26% 0,49% 0,38% 0,07% 0,39% 0,01% 0,45% 5,83% 0,63% 0,78% 0,14% 2,67% 0,01% 2,29% 4,90% 68,20% 6,27% 4,94% 0,00%
9 0,00% 0,02% 0,01% 0,00% 0,00% 0,02% 0,00% 0,01% 0,00% 0,09% 0,04% 1,25% 0,31% 0,45% 0,05% 0,41% 0,01% 0,45% 4,83% 0,63% 0,32% 0,98% 2,21% 0,02% 1,88% 4,78% 33,22% 2,30% 45,64% 0,07%

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We see iOS7.0.5 growing slightly in week 7 and 8. iOS7.0.5 is only available for iPhone 5S and 5C. In week 8 iOS7.0.6 was introduced and started cannibalising the iOS7.0.5 session share. In its second week iOS7.0.6 is already sitting at a 45.64% session share across iOS apps.

That was it for February's metrics! Stay tuned for the march edition.