July 24, 2014

Google Releases Updated Android Fragmentation Report

Google today has released on their developer site an updated chart showing the percentages of which flavor of Android are making up what is out in the wild on Android handsets.  This is for devs to be able to develop appropriately for the percentages of users out there.

One has to feel for the Android devs out there.  I know I do.  With this kind of fragmentation it is almost as bad as developing for the web with the many different browsers out there.  Notice in the chart below that most of Android users out there are still running 1.5 or 1.6.  An interesting fact considering that we are starting to see many apps come out that are 2.1 only.  Checkout the chart below to see the breakdown.

The breakdown is as follows:

Android Platform Percent of Devices
Android 1.1 0.1%
Android 1.5 34.1%
Android 1.6 28.0%
Android 2.0 0.2%
Android 2.0.1 0.4%
Android 2.1 37.2%