iOS and Android Landscape in May 2014

iOS and Android Landscape in May 2014

Heya Metrics fans! May is in the books and that means it is time for a blogpost on the Mobile OS landscape. May did not see any new OS updates for both Android or iOS, but that does not mean nothing happened! Enough talk, lets get to it! Android

Android 2 Android 3 Android 4
April 9.30% 0.19% 90.51%
May 7.80% 0.18% 92.02%

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In April Android 4 broke the 90% session share barrier. In May it adds another 2%, landing at a nice 92.02% session share across Android apps.

 

Row Labels 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
April 0.00% 0.13% 9.16% 0.04% 0.15% 6.26% 25.37% 16.38% 23.11% 19.39%
May 0.00% 0.11% 7.68% 0.03% 0.14% 5.14% 22.44% 16.90% 22.60% 24.94%

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In April Android 4.4 doubled its session share from 9.13% to 19.39%. In May it is still showing a healthy growth, adding well over 5% it now sits at 24.94% session share across Android apps. It has gained this growth from Android 4.3 (down 0.5%), Android 4.1 (down 3%) and Android 2.3 (down 1.5%).

Row Labels 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 4.0.2 Android 4.0.3 Android 4.0.4 Android 4.1.1 Android 4.1.2 Android 4.2 Android 4.2.0 Android 4.2.1 Android 4.2.2 Android 4.3 Android 4.3.0 Android 4.3.1 Android 4.4 Android 4.4.2
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% 0.00% 4.20% 2.06% 3.98% 21.39% 0.00% 0.00% 0.84% 15.54% 23.04% 0.00% 0.08% 0.02% 19.36%
May 0.00% 0.03% 0.05% 0.04% 0.00% 0.89% 0.28% 1.57% 4.81% 0.13% 0.03% 0.11% 0.03% 0.00% 2.79% 2.35% 3.22% 19.23% 0.00% 0.00% 1.06% 15.84% 22.54% 0.00% 0.06% 0.01% 24.92%

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Largest major versions are Android 4.4.2 (24.92%), Android 4.3 (22.54%) and Android 4.1.2 (19.23%).

 

Row Labels iOS 3 iOS 4 iOS 5 iOS 6 iOS 7
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%
19 0.00% 0.05% 1.13% 5.22% 93.59%
20 0.00% 0.04% 1.06% 5.41% 93.49%
21 0.00% 0.04% 1.02% 5.34% 93.61%
22 0.00% 0.10% 1.57% 4.90% 93.43%

iOS

April is week 18 halfway through 18, May is halfway through week 18 to 22.

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The iOS7 session share has fully matured it seems. It is hovering around a 93.5% session share in the last weeks.

 

Row Labels 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
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%
19 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.05% 0.03% 1.11% 0.50% 4.73% 13.26% 80.34%
20 0.00% 0.00% 0.01% 0.03% 0.03% 1.03% 0.50% 4.91% 13.04% 80.45%
21 0.00% 0.00% 0.02% 0.02% 0.04% 0.97% 0.65% 4.69% 11.27% 82.33%
22 0.00% 0.00% 0.03% 0.07% 0.02% 1.55% 0.49% 4.40% 10.70% 82.73%

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iOS7.1's adoption is still struggling a bit. Over 10% of sessions generated from iOS devices is still coming from an iOS7.0 device, and not from a iOS7.1 device. Lets do some math do back this up:

iOS6.1 was released on the 28th of January 2013. At the end of April 2013 it had grown to a 86.86% session share across iOS apps (source). It did this in 92 days.

iOS7.1 was released on the 10th of March 2014. At the end of May 2014 it has grown to a 82.73% session share across iOS apps. It did this in 82 days.

To compete with the iOS6.1 adoption, iOS7 would have to grow almost 3.29% in the next 10 days, it is not very likely that it will catch up.

 

Row Labels 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
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%
19 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.01% 0.00% 0.04% 0.00% 0.03% 0.05% 1.06% 0.17% 0.29% 0.03% 0.20% 0.00% 0.23% 2.43% 0.52% 0.03% 1.31% 0.95% 0.01% 0.86% 1.17% 6.49% 0.19% 3.59% 18.46% 61.88%
20 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.01% 0.00% 0.00% 0.02% 0.00% 0.02% 0.01% 0.03% 0.02% 1.02% 0.13% 0.34% 0.03% 0.25% 0.00% 0.23% 2.71% 0.40% 0.04% 1.28% 0.94% 0.02% 1.20% 1.38% 5.77% 0.15% 3.59% 16.20% 64.25%
21 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.02% 0.00% 0.00% 0.01% 0.00% 0.01% 0.00% 0.04% 0.01% 0.97% 0.11% 0.49% 0.04% 0.26% 0.00% 0.25% 2.62% 0.30% 0.02% 1.26% 0.81% 0.01% 0.93% 1.20% 5.25% 0.10% 2.97% 13.49% 68.84%
22 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.03% 0.01% 0.00% 0.05% 0.00% 0.01% 0.00% 0.02% 0.02% 1.53% 0.12% 0.32% 0.05% 0.18% 0.00% 0.32% 2.54% 0.35% 0.01% 1.01% 0.70% 0.00% 0.91% 1.31% 5.08% 0.10% 2.60% 12.22% 70.51%

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A new patch version was released for iOS7 by the end of April: iOS 7.1.1. It now sits at 70.51% session share across iOS apps.

 

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