Android is the ruler of the smartphone market, is outpacing virtually every record in the competition, as the amount of daily Android enabled device or number of apps available in the Market. But how much power is divided? Well thanks to the community of developers who follow Google’s system we have a glimpse of the subdivision that is published on the site developer.android.com.
As you can see has become the main protagonist is the version Gingerbread 2.3.3, installed on the 58.1% of products on the market, follows the version Froyo 2.2 with a strong detachment to stand at 27.8%. Very far we Pià Eclair version 2.1 with a modest 7.6%, as we see, but the versions of the tablet, the Honeycomb 3 with all its releases, coming together at just under 4%. Instead Ice Cream Sandwich is practically out of the game, also because for now only available on Galaxy Nexus.
Interesting also to see the second chart, which indicates the total percentage of active devices that are compatible with a particular version of Android. It can be noted that the versions are put one above the other with the oldest put on top. To understand the graph we use for example, that if you develop the application for the version that is at the top of the list, then your application is compatible with 100% of active devices (and all future versions), because all of the API Android is now compatible.
If instead you develop the application of a lower version on paper, then it is currently compatible with the percentage of devices indicated the y axis, where the line for the version meets the y-axis on the right. So if a developer program an app just for the 2.3.3 APIs will ensure that only 58% of the devices will run. These data are calculated from the connections that occurred in the Market with a time of 14 days.