It is the start of the month and as general, Google sheds some light on the distribution of various variations of its mobile working device, Android.
in step with distribution data for the Android OS platform, shared by using Google for the month of September, Android Jelly Bean (variations four.1.x and 4.2.x) now contains 45.1 p.c of all Android devices – as a minimum the ones that meet Google’s criterion, in comparison with the joint share of forty.5 percent that the variations registered, closing month.
amongst Jelly Bean, Android four.2.x is just existing on 8.5 % devices, while Android four.1 has a distribution share of 36.6 p.c. This obviously explains the state of fragmentation inside Android’s newest releases, while Google chooses to crew them collectively under one title to offset it.
additionally, the info would not even include Android 4.3 Jelly Bean’s share. Google had unveiled Android 4.3, a new model of Android, in July nevertheless it’s present on so few gadgets that it doesn’t even make an appearance on the chart.
on the other hand, what’s most fascinating to see is that this month’s information does not embrace Android 1.6 Donut and Android 2.1 Eclair. while it might give an influence that Google has been in a position to conquer fragmentation, as a minimum at a minor level, the true reason behind the 2 being excluded is that this distribution data is gathered from the brand new version of Google Play store app, which helps Android 2.2 and above. last month, the combined share of Android 1.6 and Android 2.1 was once 1.3 percent.
it is price mentioning that starting April, the information charts are actually according to the data amassed from each instrument when the person visits the Google Play store. Google says this is to make it more correct and mirror the share of users who are most engaged in the Android and Google Play ecosystem. prior to this, data was amassed when the instrument merely checked-in to Google servers. the new methodology might exclude some gadgets that don’t include the Play store, so the information shouldn’t be 100 percent correct.
Again to this month’s information, Android 2.2 Froyo’s tool distribution share was 2.four p.c, while the proportion of Gingerbread (Android 2.3.x) used to be 30.7 percent. Gingerbread’s share decreased by means of 2.four points but it surely nonetheless has the second-largest share, making issues difficult for builders who’ve been looking to put Android four.0 as the threshold. This also manner, that an important number of Android users do not get access to the newest version of some apps.
Android 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich registered a share of 21.7 %, a decline of 0.eight factors.
a variety of price range devices are nonetheless releasing with Android 2.3 and Android 4.zero, with out a clear replace course. on the other hand, Google has already announced the following Android version, Android 4.4 or KitKat, which is rumoured to be released in October.