Average Android Background CPU Usage for App Categories

Average Android Background CPU Usage for App Categories

This week’s report on the average background CPU consumption of over 30 different Android app categories is provided by M2 App Insight, a powerful community-based performance analytics solution for app developers. M2 App Insight utilizes a database of over a trillion app performance data points from over 1 million Android apps to improve app life for consumers and app developers alike.
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To keep your users satisfied, it’s important that your app uses CPU efficiently. If your app eats up a large percentage of device CPU, you’ll be hurting your app’s user experience due to slow processing and reduced performance. If your app continues to use high CPU resources in the background, you could be hindering your users from using their device even when they aren’t using your app. Even though your app may run well higher-end devices, it may have significant performance issues on low-powered devices. Use M2 App Insight to identify CPU issues that can be remedied with a little extra engineering effort, resulting in an enhanced user experience and a happier customer.
Listed below are the CPU consumption averages for over 30 Android app categories, reported by M2 App Insight.

Top Takeaways • If your app consumes more CPU than the category average, it may cause slower performance, rapid battery drain, and device overheating, which will result in negative user experiences, followed by poor Google Play reviews, reduced engagement, and uninstalls. • Although several games categories are among the most inefficient CPU apps, several game categories actually use minimal CPU while in the background. • Categories that tend to run persistently in the background also tend to use the most background CPU. How does your app compare to the category average for memory, battery, data, and more? Sign up to receive your free report.

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• Pinpoint device types, OS versions, carrier networks, and geographic regions where your app performs poorly, and may be causing reduced engagement, uninstalls, and negative reviews. • Track all of your app versions to check for performance improvements. • Identify competing apps that are trending in usage and reducing your users’ engagement with your app.

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