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We’ve updated the way we calculate our device dashboards to make them even more useful, and have also updated the data on screen distribution. Note that as a result of these adjustments, some slices in the pie charts have changed more than usual. 

The new device dashboards are based on the devices of users who visit the Google Play Store (rather than devices that have checked-in to Google servers). As a result, the dashboards more accurately reflect the users most engaged in the Android and Google Play ecosystem---and thus most likely to download and use your apps. 

If you've published your app in Google Play, remember that you can get even more information about the devices your users are using from the statistics available in the Google Play Developer Console. And remember, no matter how you slice it, the pie just keeps getting bigger!!
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HDPI Gingerbread devices are still the largest category... yet developers are increasingly refusing to support apps for these devices. Just because we don't buy new devices every 12 months doesn't mean we don't buy apps.
 
Plus One times a bunch for the updated screen data.  63% HDPI or greater, good to know.  10% of active Play users still with small/ldpi displays tells me  +Alvin Brinson is right.
 
+Alvin Brinson I don't disagree, but setting the minimum API level to 14 (Android 4.x and higher) yields 55.3% of the platform versions, a far greater return for arguably less effort.

Further, this API was introduced in October of 2011, already 18 months. Even presuming a typical upgrade on a 2 year cycle, I'd wager odds are a user upgrading will purchase a 4.x or higher device, even in the budget markets. With that, I can perfectly understand the lack of support for the 2.3.x and earlier platforms.  
 
+Kurleigh Martin those two effectively speak to Nexus 7 and 10 respectively. Off the top of my head, I can't name other devices that fall under those categories. 

Edit: Some GoogleTV devices are also tvdpi (720p). 1080p are xhdpi
 
+Kurleigh Martin sad to say but GoogleTV continues to go nowhere fast (I have a unit myself, and my app supports it, but I've never seen a user on that platform).  As for XXHDPI, isn't there only one device on the market that qualifies?  Nex10 isn't going to sell like the Nex7.
 
+Dave Bleicher - tvdpi doesn't mean TV. Nexus 7 is also tvdpi. And Nexus 10 is xhdpi, not xxhdpi, though xxhdpi assets are pulled for launcher icons).
 
+Kurleigh Martin I would say the opposite with regards to that. Combined they are almost 2%, spread across a handful of devices that's actually a respectable figure in my mind. 
 
+Kurleigh Martin can't speak to the N10, but just today the N7 moved into the #1 spot on my active devices list.  I suspect that nearly all of the tvdpi category is that one device.
 
So I looked at the numbers again. If xxhdpi with a normal screen size are the new crop of 1080p phones then the N10 is either xhdpi large (0.8%) or xhdpi extra large (0.1%) either way the numbers aren't encouraging
 
I cannot believe when Small - LDPI (is 240x320 resolution) still accounts for 9.5%.
 
I would like geographic distribution. Easier to make claims about the expected distribution in your target market. 
 
+Abhisek Devkota you should be counting from when people bought their gingerbread devices, not when ICS was released. Which was December 2010. 
 
+Kurleigh Martin xlarge xhdpi.  Basically the same as the traditional 1280x800 mdpi tablets, but 2x the resolution in each dimension.
 
What is the most popular device that is small ldpi? It seems I have to focus some of my effort in this direction also (9.5 % is surprising)
 
It is too bad there are no dimension/density stats in the developer console (unless I'm mistaken). It would be useful to know what my users have.
 
+Catalin Morosan I would bet a Nexus4 that small ldpi are all gingerbread and below (possibly all those 4% of froyos). Meaning, fast declining category of devices. They're very annoying devices to remember to develop for and always require some special dimension or layout because stuff simply doesn't fit.
 
I have a problem with my lg nexus 4 when i make a call my screen blocks and i cant press any buttons please help me with this thank you
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