China Mobile Internet MarketAndroid Usage & Testing TrendsInsight Report 2012January 2013
Key FindingsEntire year of 2012: Only 3 of the Top 10 Android devices in 2012 are included in the Top 10 devices tested by app developers that year. The most common resolutions are also the most tested. The large variety of screen sizes still presents developers with a challenge, highlighting the complexity of compatibility testing.Second Half of 2012: App developers remain focused on testing compatibility with older OS versions, despite significant growth in new Android versions distribution.November 2012: Errors occur more in newer and less tested OS versions. Top Android devices display high error rates. Only 15% of problematic devices are among those most tested by app developers.
Top 20 Android devices in 2012 & which are also the most tested 5 of the top 20 Android devices in 2012, also entered the list of top 10 devices tested by app developers that year. Out of the top 10 devices, only 3 are among those most tested. Top 20 Android Devices 2012 Xiaomi One Plus 2.42% Samsung GT-S5830 2.13% Samsung GT-I9100 2.06% Huawei C8650 1.65% Top HTC Incredible S 1.64% 10 Samsung GT-I9300 1.44% Huawei C8812 1.36% ZTE U880 1.28% Motorola MB525 1.10% Samsung GT-S5830i 1.08% Lenovo A60 1.05% Sony Ericsson LT18i 1.02% ZTE V880 0.96% HTC Desire S 0.95% Samsung GT-I9100G 0.87% Samsung GT-S5660 0.84% Samsung GT-N7000 0.77% Included in Top 10 devices tested by app developers Xiaomi 1S 0.74% Xiaomi-MI-ONE1 0.72% Samsung GT-i9220 0.69% Data Source： www.umeng.com
Top 10 Android devices tested by app developers in 2012The 10 devices most tested by app developers, mostly rank within the top 40 Androiddevices for 2012.* The same device may be tested multiple times to ensure app compatibility with different OS versions. Top 10 Devices Tested by App Developers 2012 17 Samsung GT-N7000 三星GT-N7000 2.16% 11 联想A60 Lenovo 2.13% 8 中兴U880 ZTE U880 2.09% 26 魅族M9 Meizu M9 1.99% Samsung i9000 三星i9000 1.89% 31 40 HTC A510e 1.76% 37 Samsung i9250 三星i9250 1.72% >100 摩托罗拉ME860 Motorola ME860 1.71% 1 小米M1 Xiaomi M1 1.49% Ranking by Umeng device data 5 HTC S710e 1.26% Data Source: www.iTestin.com
Brand market share highly effects app developers testing choicesAndroid users and app developers followed big brands such as Samsung, HTC, Huawei,Motorola & Lenovo in 2012. Over 1.5 million tests were run in 2012 on Samsung, HTC &Motorola devices. Android Brand Distribution 2012 Tested Devices Brand Distribution 2012 三星 Samsung 三星 Samsung HTC HTC HTC Samsung, 华为 Huawei 摩托罗拉 Motorola Samsung, [值] 联想 Lenovo 联想 Lenovo [值] other, 25.3% 中兴 ZTE HTC, 17.0% 中兴 ZTE other, 58.9% 摩托罗拉 Motorola 索爱 Ericsson Sony OPPO, 2.2% 小米 Xiaomi Motorola, [值] 华为 Huawei HTC, 13.5%Coolpad, [值] 索爱 Ericsson Sony OPPOSony Ericsson, 酷派 Coolpad lenovo, [值] [值] Huawei, [值] 酷派 Coolpad Meizu, [值] Xiaomi, [值] OPPO OPPO Meizu 魅族 ZTE, [值] Coolpad, [值] Motorola, [值] Lenovo, [值] other Other Sony Ericsson, other other OPPO, 6.0% ZTE, [值] Huawei, [值] [值] Data Source: www.umeng.com Data Source: www.iTestin.com
Second half of 2012:Significant growth in Android 4.0 market share, most tests still target older versions. By Nov. 2012 Android 4.0 (ICS) reached a market share of 32%. At the same time, only 16% of tests targeted devices running Android 4.0 or above. 29% of tests targeted devices running versions 2.1 & 2.2 which only have 11% market share. App developers should spend less resources on older less used versions and focus on newer ones. Android Users OS Version Distribution App Testing OS Version Distribution July-Nov 2012 July-Nov 2012 Android 2.1 Android 2.2 Android 2.3 Android2.1 Android2.2 Android2.3 Android 4.0 Android 4.1 other Android4.0 Android4.1 other 100% 100% 90% 90% 80% 80% 70% 70% 60% 60% 50% 50% 40% 40% 30% 30% 20% 20% 10% 10% 0% 0% July 7月 August 8月 September 9月 October 10月 November 11月 July August September October November 7月 8月 9月 10月 11月 Data Source: www.umeng.com Data Source: www.iTestin.com
Most common resolutions are also the most tested in 2012 Devices with resolutions 480*800 and 320*480 were the most common and also the most tested in 2012. 240*320 devices experienced a decrease, while 1280*720 devices showed an increase in market share. (these latter devices are not displayed in the testing data as they are equipped with a self- testing function and not widely represented on the Testin platform). Distribution by Resolution 854*480 320*240 1280*720 other 480*320 800*480100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% 2012年3月2012 Mar. 2012年7月 Jul. 2012 Nov.2012年11月 2012 Data Source: www.umeng.com Data Source: www.iTestin.com
4.0 Inch is the most commonly tested screen size in 2012According to over 5 million tests run by Testin, 4.0 inch is the most commonly tested screensize. However, as evidenced in the large variety of screen sizes, fragmentation still presentsdevelopers with a challenge in compatibility testing. 3.3 inch 3.4 inch 4.2 inch 3.6 inch 10.1 inch 3.1 inch 2.8 inch 4.5 inch 3.8 inch 3.0 inch Other 7.0 inch 3.7 inch 4.3 inch 3.2 inch 3.5 inch Data Source: www.iTestin.com 4.0 inch
November 2012: Top Android devices display high error rates. Only 15% of problematic devices are among those most tested by app developers. 55% of the top 20 Android devices for Nov. 2012 displayed the highest error rates that month. Only 15% of devices with highest error rates are among those most tested by app developers.Devices with highest error rates Nov. 2012 Top 20 devices tested Nov. 2012 Samsung 三星GT-I9300 GT-I9300 ZTE U880 中兴U880 1.21% 3.82% Samsung 三星GT-I9100 GT-I9100 Samsung CT-I9108 三星GT-I9108 1.04% 3.68% Xiaomi MI-ONE Plus Samsung GT-S5830 三星GT-S5830 0.98% 小米MI-ONE Plus 2.49% Samsung GT-I9100G Samsung GT-I9000 三星GT-I9000 0.92% 三星GT-I9100G 2.14% Huawei华为C8812 C8812 Samsung I9023 三星I9023 0.91% 2.13% Samsung 三星GT-N7000 GT-N7100 Motorola XT800 摩托罗拉XT800 0.91% 2.10% Xiaomi 1S HTC A510e HTC A510e 0.89% 小米1S 1.60% Samsung CT-I9108 Samsung GT-I9003 三星GT-I9003 0.89% 三星GT-N7100 1.48% HTC Incredible S Samsung 三星GT-I9008L GT-I90008L 0.89% 三星GT-I9108 1.40% Sony Ericsson LT26iS Motorola ME525+ 摩托罗拉ME525+ 0.87% HTC Incredible 1.37% Meizu MX HTC Z715e HTC Z715e 0.86% 索爱LT26i 1.22% Samsung GT-I9220 摩托罗拉A953 Motorola A953 0.86% 魅族MX 1.18% 摩托罗拉MT870 Motorola MT870 0.86% Meizu M9 三星GT-I9220 1.17% 三星GT-N7000 Samsung GT-N7100 0.85% Sony Ericsson LT18i 魅族M9 1.09% 摩托罗拉Droid2 Global Motorola Droid2 Global 0.83% Xiaomi MI-ONE C1 索爱LT18i 1.07% 三星I589 Samsung I589 0.83% Meizu M032 小米MI-ONE C1 0.92% 摩托罗拉ME860 Motorola ME860 0.82% Samsung 魅族M032 Galaxy 0.85% 三星GT-S5570 Samsung GT-S5570 0.82% Nexus 三星Galaxy Nexus 0.84% 华为T8300 Huawei T8300 0.82% Samsung三星GT-S5830i GT-S5830 0.80% 三星GT-I9100 Samsung GT-I9100 0.80% Samsung 三星GT-I9308 GT-I9308 0.80% Data Source: www.umeng.com Data Source: www.iTestin.com
November 2012: Higher error probability in newer OS versions Android version market share distribution, compared with error percentage analysis, shows higher error probability in version 4.0 and above. Version 4.1 with only 2.3% market share accounts for 4.8% of all errors, while version 4.0 with 29.4% market share accounts for as much as 34.9% of all errors. Error Percentages by Market Share Distribution Error Percentages by Android Version 2.3 4.0 2.2 4.1 2.1 other 2.1 4.1 2.2 4.0 2.3 2.1, 1.2% other, 1.4% 60.0% 4.1, 4.8% 2.3 2.2, 6.2%Error Percentage 40.0% 4.0 20.0% 4.1 2.2 4.0, 34.9% 2.3, 51.5% 0.0% 2.1 0.0% 10.0% 20.0% 30.0% 40.0% 50.0% 60.0% Market Share Distribution Data Source: www.umeng.com Data Source: www.umeng.com
November 2012: Android Devices with highest error ratesSummary of Android devices with highest error rates in Nov. 2012, with error percentages by version.App developers can refer to this list for making better informed decisions on which devices and version tofocus on, in their application testing process. Error Percentages for Android Version 2.3 4.0 4.1 Samsung GT-I9300 8.1% 23.5% Samsung GT-N7100 26.3% Xiaomi MI 1S 6.4% Xiaomi MI-ONE Plus 3.7% 2.4% Huawei C8812 3.8% Sony Ericsson LT26i 2.6% Sony Ericsson LT18i 2.4% Samsung GT-I9100 2.4% Samsung GT-S5830i 2.2% Samsung GT-I9308 2.0% HTC T328w 1.9% Samsung GT-S5830 1.8% Huawei C8650 1.7% Xiaomi MI-ONE C1 1.4% Samsung GT-N7000 1.4% Lenovo A60 1.3% HTC Incredible S 1.3% Lenovo A65 1.1% Data Source: www.umeng.com
About this Report Definition of Terms Devices: All devices in this report refer to active devices covered by Umeng platform that has launched at least one app session within the stipulated time frame. Release Date January 2013 Data Sources 1. Over 65,000 Mainland Android & iOS apps from Umeng platform. Data was collected between the period of Nov. 2011 and Nov. 2012. 2. Over 5 million tests run on 321 market leading Android devices hosted on the Testin platform between Nov. 2011 to Nov. 2012. Statement Above data belongs to Umeng & Testin platforms. It is for reference only and does not constitute investment or purchase advice. The information can be used free of charge provided that Umeng & Testin are quoted as the original source.
Umeng & Testin Product Overview Umeng Analytics Platform Umeng App Analytics Platform is the leading and largest provider of mobile app analytics and developer services in China. Umeng offers enterprise-class analytics to thousands of mobile app developers in over 65,000 apps across iOS, Android and Windows Phone platforms. Testin Testin is a cross platform provider of cloud based automated testing solutions, aimed at companies and app developers worldwide. Our cloud platform offers a wide selection of global or market-specific REAL devices accessible for testing online. With literally thousands of Android and iOS devices on the market, testing is a time consuming and often expansive task. Testin presents a cost-effective and time-efficient solution to device fragmentation. With just a few clicks developers can test mobile apps and games in real time on hundreds of handsets and tablets, of all versions and screen sizes, thru different locations and networks. For every app tested we provide a detailed report, including screenshots, logs and performance statistics, enabling developers to see how their app runs, find the problems before the users and release the best app to the market.
Umeng, a Beijing-based startup founded in April 2010, is the leading andlargest provider of mobile app analytics and developer services platform inChina. Umeng offers enterprise-class analytics to over 65,000 apps acrossiOS, Android and Windows Phone platforms. Umeng has since raised morethan USD10 million from Matrix Partners and Innovation Works. The team is working around the clock to build better solutions for mobileapp developers. www.umeng.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Testin is the first cross platform provider of cloud based automated testingsolutions, aimed at companies and app developers worldwide. Tesin received aninvestment of more than 10 million dollars from IDG VC in 2011, thenparticipated in Microsoft cloud accelerator in Jul. 2012 and IBM GEP in Aug. 2012. In Nov. 2012, Testin completed 5 million automated app tests on real devices formobile internet app developers and companies, including most domestic largethird party app markets, testing every app used by Chinese smart phone clients.Testin’s partners and clients include Intel, Umeng, Youku, LG, Lakala ,Lenovo etc. Testin has recently launched the international Testin platform, supporting globalas well as market specific devices, and providing cost effective & efficient testingsolutions to app developers and publishers worldwide. email@example.com www.iTestin.com @iTestin