Build your Android and iOS Apps compatible to 4 Android Versions (for 93% users) Users and 2 iOS Versions (for 92% users)

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December 21, 2017

When building mobile apps for Android, take care to checkout the current stats on the number of users using the different versions of Android OS. As on date, Oreo is used by less than 0.7% of Android Users as on 8th January 2018. To reach out to the optimum group of Android users, it is advisable to look at building your application for KitKat all the way till Nougat, i.e. KitKat, Lollipop, Marshmallow, Nougat.

Version Codename API Distribution
4.4 KitKat 19 12.8%
5.0 Lollipop 21 5.7%
5.1 22 19.4%
6.0 Marshmallow 23 28.6%
7.0 Nougat 24 21.1%
7.1 25 5.2%
8.0 Oreo 26 0.5%
8.1 27 0.2%

data from android website as on 8 Jan 2018

For iOS on the other hand, there are 2 versions that you have to cater to. iOS 10 and iOS 11. Here are the stats for the same

Version  Distribution
iOS 10 33%
iOS 11 59%

data from apple developer website as on Dec 2017

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