It has maintained the plurality since then. Android Name Android Version Usage Share Lollipop 5. Android does not have a native by default, nor does it support the full set of standard libraries. This chart is a bit different and shows how quickly the different Android version gained support from the point they were released. Archived from on April 17, 2014.
Using the Android that is part of the , or third-party emulators, Android can also run non-natively on x86 architectures. As well, Android is more often than not used by the minority of web users in , which has no permanent population. Android's , , was developed by Google specifically for Android, as a derivation of the 's standard C library code. Reviewers have highlighted the open-source nature of the operating system as one of its defining strengths, allowing companies such as Nokia Nokia X family , Amazon Kindle Fire , , , and others to the software and release hardware running their own customised version of Android. In June 2017, two computers held rank 493 and 494, the last non-Linux systems before they dropped off the list.
At Google, the team led by Rubin developed a mobile device platform powered by the. Android Name Android Version Usage Share Marshmallow 6. In December 2011, Google bought over a thousand patents from. Archived from on January 30, 2014. In December 2016, Google introduced a Trusted Contacts app, letting users request location-tracking of loved ones during emergencies. Each snapshot of data represents all of the active devices in the past 7 days. In April 2013 Android had 1.
The worldwide smartphone market is continuing to shift towards ultra-high-end devices. Comment left by Daniel Thomas drt24 on 2017-11-14 16:29:16 : You said you didn't have an authoritative computer parsable source of release dates. The horizontal axis is the time in months since release, which is assumed to be the date it first appeared in the statistics. The case of KitKat and Jelly Bean, as predictable, a reduction has been observed in their usage share and popularity. The first and second developer previews may not have brought a ton of user-facing changes, but that's certainly not the case for Android Q beta 3. Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 on this site the.
The idea of an open-source, Linux-based sparked interest, but there were additional worries about Android facing strong competition from established players in the smartphone market, such as Nokia and Microsoft, and rival Linux mobile operating systems that were in development. The popularity of mobile use worldwide, has been driven by the huge popularity increase of Android in Asian countries, where Android is highest ranked operating system in the statistics in virtually every south-east Asian country, while it also ranks most popular in almost every African country. Next month, we will be able to see in the picture as well. Google issues monthly security updates and rolls out version updates to all of its supported , , and devices, but these are not always released in a timely manner by manufacturers and carriers for other devices. Anti-competitive challenges in Europe Main article: In 2013, , a lobbying organization supported by Microsoft, Oracle and others, filed a complaint regarding Android with the , alleging that its free-of-charge distribution model constituted anti-competitive. The veteran Android version has dropped to 0. The following Android versions released by Google in alphabetical order were called Donut September 2009 , Éclair October 2009 , Froyo May 2010 , Gingerbread December 2010 , Honeycomb February 2011 , Ice Cream Sandwich October 2011 , Jelly Bean June 2012 , KitKat September 2013 and Lollipop June 2014.
Do not hesitate to contribute or comment to make this comparison table as accurate as possible. Compared to its primary rival mobile operating system, 's , Android updates typically reach various devices with significant delays. This page provides information about the relative number of devices that share a certain characteristic, such as Android version or screen size. The open and customizable nature of Android allows to use it on other electronics as well, including laptops, , and desktop computers, cameras, headphones, home automation systems, game consoles, media players, satellites, , , , , and. It also lost over 12% in Egypt, 14% in Ireland, 9% in Italy and Japan, and a concerning 18. Some carriers offer direct carrier billing for Google Play application purchases, where the cost of the application is added to the user's monthly bill. Archived from on February 5, 2013.
Google launched the latest version of its operating system — — in August. Gartner publishes estimates, but the way the estimates are calculated is not openly published. Overall, Android share for 2018 was 85. According to an April 2017 report, Android overtook Microsoft Windows to become the most popular operating system for total Internet usage. The early intentions of the company were to develop an advanced operating system for , and this was the basis of its pitch to investors in April 2004. You can buy a new Moto G every year and have an always up to date phone that runs well and still be spending far, far less money than buying an iPhone every three years. Meanwhile, Google is very punctual in releasing the market share of these Android versions on a monthly basis.
Depuis que j'ai cette nouvelle version 4. An All Apps screen lists all installed applications, with the ability for users to drag an app from the list onto the home screen. A few countries on all continents are desktop-minority with Android more popular than Windows; many, e. He left Google in August 2013 to join Chinese phone maker. Android Name Android Version Usage Share Nougat 7.