iOS and Android Landscape in March 2014

iOS and Android Landscape in March 2014

Hello Metrics fans! Welcome back to the monthly landscape update for iOS and Android. The past month were treated with a new minor version release for iOS: iOS7.1. What will Android show us in March? Let's get the graphs out! Android

Android 2 Android 3 Android 4
February 12,48% 0,12% 87,39%
March 10,73% 0,10% 89,18%

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Looks like things are back to normal in Android land. Last month the growth of Android 4 stalled, even worse than that, it even shrunk a little! Now things are looking up again. Android 4 grew nearly 2% in March, from a 87.39% session share across Android apps in February to a nice 89.18% in March. This means that Android 4 is an the brink of a new milestone: to big 90%. Many developers will very likely consider dropping Android 2 if it drops below 10% session share.

 

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
February 0,00% 0,11% 12,37% 0,02% 0,10% 7,05% 29,35% 14,39% 33,59% 3,00%
March 0,00% 0,14% 10,59% 0,02% 0,08% 6,86% 28,01% 15,45% 29,74% 9,13%

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Some interesting stuff happening in the Minor version department as well for Android. Samsung and HTC pushed their Android 4.4 releases for their top tier devices here in Holland. We can see Android 4.4 shoot up from a mere 3% session share across Android apps in February to a cool 9.13% share in March. Most of the ground Android 4.4 gained was taken from Android 4.1 (shrunk from 29.35% to 28.10%) and from Android 4.3 (shrunk from 33.59% to 29.74%).

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 Android 4.2.1 Android 4.2.2 Android 4.3 Android 4.3.1 Android 4.4 Android 4.4.2
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% 0,00% 0,64% 13,75% 33,53% 0,08% 0,01% 2,99%
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% 0,00% 4,95% 1,91% 4,43% 23,56% 0,01% 0,85% 14,59% 29,66% 0,08% 0,00% 9,13%

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

 

iOS 3 iOS 4 iOS 5 iOS 6 iOS 7
5 0,00% 0,13% 2,34% 10,39% 87,13%
6 0,00% 0,11% 1,85% 10,00% 88,03%
7 0,00% 0,11% 1,62% 9,73% 88,54%
8 0,00% 0,10% 1,45% 9,15% 89,30%
9 0,00% 0,06% 1,38% 8,44% 90,12%
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%

iOS

February is week 5 halfway through 9, March is halfway through week 9 through week 13. I included week 14, the first week of April for you as well, just to give you the most up to date metrics.

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Last month iOS7 reached a milestone by breaking the 90% session share mark across IOS apps. We can see iOS7 grow further. Slow and steady. iOS7 shows a 92.3% session share in the first week of April.

 

iOS 3.1 iOS 4.2 iOS 4.3 iOS 5.0 iOS 5.1 iOS 6.0 iOS 6.1 iOS 7.0 iOS 7.1
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%
10 0,00% 0,04% 0,07% 0,07% 1,36% 0,77% 7,00% 89,90% 0,79%
11 0,00% 0,00% 0,02% 0,07% 0,95% 0,60% 6,25% 63,21% 28,90%
12 0,00% 0,01% 0,05% 0,03% 1,44% 0,63% 6,17% 32,57% 59,10%
13 0,00% 0,05% 0,02% 0,03% 1,16% 0,72% 5,86% 25,50% 66,66%
14 0,00% 0,01% 0,05% 0,08% 1,11% 0,59% 5,86% 24,14% 68,15%

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iOS7.1 has been showing up in our metrics for a while now since it was released for developer a few months ago. The official release saw daylight on March 10th. In its 4th week it has already grown to a solid 68.15% session share across iOS apps.

 

iOS 3.1.2 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
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%
10 0,00% 0,04% 0,01% 0,01% 0,00% 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%
11 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%
12 0,00% 0,01% 0,00% 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%
13 0,00% 0,05% 0,00% 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%
14 0,00% 0,01% 0,01% 0,00% 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%

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iOS iOS7.0.5 and iOS7.0.6, which are iPhone 5S and 5C releases only, are quickly getting absorbed by the growing share of iOS7.1. We can see that iOS7.0.4. however, is pretty persistent at ~10% session share in the last two weeks. I did some research and it seems that many people, mostly iPhone 4 and 4S users, put the 7.1 update on hold because it decreases the phone's battery life very drastically. Apple will need to fix that problem first in a future release before these people will upgrade to iOS7.1.x.

 

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