Google Distribution May 2014

Google Distribution May 2014

Another month, another android distribution chart to see how fragmented widely distributed the android versions are so far.  If you check out the chart above you’ll see a few changes since last month. Mainly the absence of Android 3 honeycomb, which now has dropped below 0.1% of devices, so if your still running Honeycomb you’re one in a very small number (Unique if you may..)

Some of the older versions are still around being Froyo and Gingerbread but they are slowly decreasing in the stats.  Froyo has gone from 1.0% in April to 0.8% in May. Gingerbread has also seen a drop from 16.2% to 14.9%.  In a month that’s rather a big jump, this is probably attributed to people buying more and more new devices, pushing out the old versions of the OS.

As expected the newer versions are slowly creeping up to take over the top spots which is great for android to try and get a bit of consistency with over 84% of devices now running some iteration of Android 4.x.  For us as consumers it also means were more likely to be receiving the new updates and features available in the updates and more phones able to support them.  For a run down on the exact percentages here is the table of comparison for Android Versions from April & May

Android Version April May
Android 2.2 – Froyo 1.0% 0.8%
Android 2.3 – Gingerbread 16.2% 14.9%
Android 4.0 – Ice Cream Sandwich 13.4% 12.3%
Android 4.1 – Jellybean 33.5% 29.0%
Android 4.2 – Jellybean 18.8% 19.1%
Android 4.3 – Jellybean 8.5% 10.3%
Android 4.4 – KitKat 8.5% 13.6%

Google are also kind enough to share with us a bit of info on Screen Sizes although the info is a lot more open to interpretation but does give us some idea of the sorts of screen sizes were seeing vs the resolutions there using.  So for example Normal Displays with xhdpi screens increasing month on month.  Check out the details below to have a browse.
Google Distribution May 2014

If you interested in reading a little more about the above the check out the following link to Google’s developers release details:  Google