The latest Android distribution, Google a three-pronged control fragmentation

just released a new generation, Google announced today and the latest Android ecological distribution data. It is understood that the Android 4.1 and above version of the system, in more than 43.1% of all Android devices. And runs before version of the system is completely out of the historical stage.

specific data as below:

so far, nearly half (43.1%) of the Android devices are carrying the Jelly Bean (Android 4.1 x – 4.2 x), and the data in the last month of 37.9%. In addition, Gingerbread (Android2.3.3-2.3.7) accounted for from 34.1% before, reduced to 30.7% today. The rest of the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) accounted for 21.7%, and runs the previous version, accounting for 1% than last month, and is now lost in the Google charts.

although Android fragmentation, and present a different form of expression, but Google never into some analysts predicted that the passive situation. On the one hand, Google through a small version of frequent iteration method, avoid dissever the user experience, and reduce the cost of developers. On the other hand, Google is through.

Google Play Services is a can in almost all Android devices running in the background system process. Although the user can’t see it, but the process will be in time for the Android system upgrade. In other words, Google through three means to control the current ecological fragmentation problem. The first is a Google Play, it provides the user with all the latest Google applications or third-party applications. The second is the Android system upgrade, although between small versions produced don’t less and less obvious, but Google will still be time to launch large version, in order to provide better use Google apps. The third is a Google Play Service.

due to all Google apps must be run on the basis of this process, thus the automatic update service is basically no one can stop. Root statistics, about 98.7% of the Android devices are installed on the Google Play Services. In this year’s Google I/O conference, Google just announced some API updates, but within a week, that 98.7% of the Android devices have updated the latest API. This shows, the most typical Google has the ability to completely control the Android ecosystem, because Google Play Services is not open source.

the above discussed some views about Android ecological fragments, continue to introduce some important data of the report below.

it is understood that the current carrying most of Android devices (80%) is about 4 to 7 inches. The proportion of about 10 inches equipment is 6.1%. In contrast, an oversized equipment (such as 12 inches) accounts for more than 4.8%. In addition, Google points out that in normal size (7-8 inches) of the Android devices, 33.6% of the equipment is high density resolution (960 x540); 23.1% of the equipment is high resolution (1280 x720); Another 7.1% of equipment for super resolution (1920 x1080).

in addition, for game developers, the good news is that 99.8% of the Android devices have been support OpenGL 2.0 and 1.1.