Google introduced a revamped Recents interface with Lollipop in the hopes of making it easier for users to jump between tasks. But is Recents the best method of switching tasks? Let us know if you actually use the Recents button as a task switcher and why.
KitKat Now 1% of Android Users, Nearly 75% Running ICS or Greater
Over the last six years, we’ve seen Android mature from an underdog of an operating system to the mobile OS juggernaut that it is today. During the course of its evolution, we’ve seen quite a few major versions of the OS, with Android 4.4 KitKat being the most recent.
Now thanks to the release of the Google Nexus 5 as well as Motorola and HTC’s timely updates, 1.1% of Android users (who have access to Google Play Services) are enjoying the KitKat goods. Also worth noting is how 74.2% of devices are now running Android 4.0 or greater. Unfortunately, Gingerbread still has a stranglehold on older devices that will never see official updates to 4.x, but its influence is now down to just 24.1%.
Along with the platform version stats, Google also released information regarding screen sizes and resolutions. As of yesterday, 8.8% of users have run Small devices, 79.4% of users run Normal devices, 6.9% of users use Large devices, and 4.9% of users have Xlarge devices. This corresponds well with the 22.9% of users running mdpi, 34.2% of users running hdpi, 22.3% of users running xhdpi, and 9.7% of users running xxhdpi. All in all, it shows Android’s predominant success on mobile phones, with tablets and super high resolution devices creeping in as well.
To see the charts and graphs yourself, make your way over to the Android Developers website.
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