I got a tip in the mail today from one of our members that Google has added a new service to the Android Market for developers. According to our very own Jeremiah McLeod, there is a new statistics section of the developer console availabe which shows developers information about what handsets and Android versions their apps are most popular with.
As you see in the photo above, developers get a break-down of the percentages regarding how many of their app users are running which OS, as well as what handsets are most popular among their app users.
Information about the nation of residence and languages of the app users is also available. In addition, the graphs also show the current distribution of the percentage of devices which run each Android version.
However, information regarding "device data for all apps is not shown because of sensitive data." This is not surprising, as it wouldn't be in Google's (or manufacturers') interest to give out numbers on how well specific Android devices have sold and are still being used.
The figures update once daily and only the top 10 values for any data set are shown. In addition, custom Android ROMs might not always be counted in these figures as some ROM builders don't include the check-in system that Google includes with their official releases.
Image from Jeremiah McLeod