Version check! - Android Marshmallow at 1.5% ...

Version check! - Android Marshmallow at 1.5% while iOS 9.2.1 breaks all adoption records

Welcome to the first edition of Version Check! in 2016. What is Version check you ask? Version Check is where we show you what iOS and Android versions are most popular amongst users! We gather a lot of data through our apps, and from analyzing this data we get some cool learnings. Of course we want to share these learnings with you! Here they are:

QUICK LEARNINGS iOS:

  1. iOS 9 is now @ 89% session share
  2. iOS 8 is @ 6.8% session share
  3. iOS 9.2.1 made an enormous leap! Growing from 6.1% in week 3, to 73.7% in week 4. This is the fastest adoption of an iOS version that we have measured! It landed on 74.6% in week 5.

QUICK LEARNINGS Android:

  1. Android 6.0 only @ 1.52% session share, 4 months after its release
  2. Android 5.0 @ 37.66% is the largest minor version
  3. Android 5.1 @ 25.42% and Android 4.4 @ 20.92% complete the top 3

In the graphs below you can find all the versions for iOS and Android and see what sessions share they had over the last few months/weeks:

iOS

iOS 5 iOS 6 iOS 7 iOS 8 iOS 9
1 0.0% 0.1% 4.1% 7.4% 88.4%
2 0.0% 0.2% 4.0% 7.9% 88.0%
3 0.0% 0.1% 3.8% 7.5% 88.5%
4 0.1% 0.4% 3.9% 6.7% 89.0%
5 0.1% 0.2% 3.9% 6.8% 89.0%

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iOS 5.1.1 iOS 6.1.6 iOS 7.0.0 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 7.1.0 iOS 7.1.1 iOS 7.1.2 iOS 8.0.0 iOS 8.0.1 iOS 8.0.2 iOS 8.1.0 iOS 8.1.1 iOS 8.1.2 iOS 8.1.3 iOS 8.2.0 iOS 8.3.0 iOS 8.4.0 iOS 8.4.1 iOS 9.0.0 iOS 9.0.1 iOS 9.0.2 iOS 9.1.0 iOS 9.2.0 iOS 9.2.1 iOS 9.3.0
1 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.4% 3.4% 0.1% 0.0% 0.2% 0.3% 0.2% 0.4% 0.5% 0.4% 2.1% 1.5% 1.8% 0.3% 0.3% 0.9% 6.0% 80.5% 0.3% 0.0%
2 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2% 0.3% 3.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.3% 0.1% 0.5% 0.7% 0.4% 2.2% 1.5% 1.9% 0.2% 0.3% 0.8% 5.0% 81.3% 0.2% 0.1%
3 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2% 0.2% 3.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.4% 0.2% 0.6% 0.4% 0.4% 2.0% 1.4% 1.9% 0.2% 0.2% 0.7% 4.3% 76.6% 6.1% 0.3%
4 0.1% 0.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.3% 3.3% 0.1% 0.0% 0.2% 0.3% 0.2% 0.4% 0.4% 0.4% 1.9% 1.3% 1.6% 0.2% 0.2% 0.7% 2.5% 11.4% 73.7% 0.5%
5 0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.3% 3.3% 0.1% 0.0% 0.2% 0.3% 0.2% 0.4% 0.4% 0.4% 1.8% 1.3% 1.7% 0.2% 0.2% 0.7% 2.5% 10.3% 74.6% 0.5%

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Android 2 Android 3 Android 4 Android 5 Android 6
December 2015 0.37% 0.05% 35.99% 62.44% 1.14%
January 2016 0.28% 0.06% 35.06% 63.08% 1.52%

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Android 2.3 Android 3.1 Android 3.2 Android 4.0 Android 4.1 Android 4.2 Android 4.3 Android 4.4 Android 5.0 Android 5.1 Android 6.0
December 2015 0.37% 0.01% 0.04% 0.98% 4.07% 6.56% 3.01% 21.38% 39.56% 22.88% 1.14%
January 2016 0.28% 0.01% 0.05% 0.98% 3.90% 6.25% 3.01% 20.92% 37.66% 25.42% 1.52%

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