What Percentage of Android Devices Runs on x86 Architecture?


This question might be redundant or a possible duplicate but I am using an NDK library that runs only on ARM devices. Is there a way I could know what percentage of Android devices can my app support based on CPU architecture just like these statistics on Android Platform Versions?


Since ultimately you're deciding whether x86 is still worthy of spending effort to support, I'm listing several facts about x86 for Android devices here:

  • Intel had decided to discontinue the Atom line for phones/tablets.

  • The last generation of handheld Atom - x3, x5 and x7 series - were at best equipped on lower-end Chinese Android tablets. Some come with phone/data capabilities (based on x3-C3230RK). Regardless, none made it onto mainstream devices, specifically phones.

  • The last x86 Android device that's widely popular was ASUS' Zenfone 2, released in March 2015 - and even its subsequent variants shifted to Qualcomm's Snapdragon 410/615, partly due to the compatibility issues Android on x86 had back then.

  • Spreadtrum has a partnership with Intel and just announced SC9861G-IA in March 2017 / SC9853I in August 2017. However, this has yet to come to fruition on consumer devices, and given Spreadtrum's focus on low-end devices for emerging markets, this SoC likely won't give much x86 on Android much significance.

EDIT: The first device utilizing the above Spreadtrum SoCs, the Leagoo T5c, is now on pre-sale. Leagoo is a small China-based firm, and the device mainly targets India, not to mention another variant of the same device (the T5) with a conventional SoC is sold at the same time, so it doesn't change the assumptions above that it will remain unpopular.


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