Google announced Android Distribution Chart. As you can see in the above image, the chart reveals the percentage of devices running on which Android version.
Most of the smartphone market is ruled by Android. Now Android is found in TVs as well. Soon enough, you will see cars running on Android.
However, Google list of the devices running on different Android version is exclusive to smartphones.
Android Gingerbread (2.3.3 – 2.3.7) is 0.6%, Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0.3 – 4.0.4) is 0.6%, Jelly Bean (4.1x, 4.2x, 4.3) is 2.3%, 3.3%, 1% respectively.
Meanwhile, Android Lollipop (5.0, 5.1) is 6.7% and 21% respectively, Marshmallow (6.0) is 32%, Nougat (7.0, 7.1) is 15.8% and 2% respectively.
Keeping in mind how bad is Android in terms of reaching the latest software update to the masses, Android 8.0 Oreo is present in 0.2% only. This 0.2% constitute the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2XL and other premium phones like Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, etc.
This is one point where Apple users have an edge over Android users, anytime and anyday! The latest iOS version reaches every iDevice within a month. But since in Android the hardware and software is manufactured by different vendors, it’s almost impossible to achieve this speed.
API is required only by Android developers. However, if you are interested to know what is it, keep reading!
About API: In computer programming, an application programming interface (AP) is a set of subroutine definitions, protocols, and tools for building software. In general terms, it is a set of clearly defined methods of communication between various software components. A good API makes it easier to develop a computer program by providing all the building blocks, which are then put together by the programmer. An API specification can take many forms, but often includes calls, POSIX, Microsoft Windows API, the C++ Standard Template Library and Java APIs are examples of different forms of APIs. Documentation for the API is usually provided to facilitate usage. [According to Wikipedia]
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