100 Billion Pixels Saved!

Minuum is on sale at 50% off for a week, to celebrate a very special milestone… As of today, Minuum users have reclaimed over 100 billion pixels of screen space!


100 Billions Pixels Saved


But what does this mean?

You get to see much more of your screen when using Minuum, because it takes up fewer pixels than other keyboards do. Bring together a few hundred thousand users, and we’ve reached savings of over 100 billion pixels.

pixels infographic bold

If you haven’t yet given Minuum a try, see what you’re missing by downloading the on-sale version for your Android device before it’s too late!

If you’ve already used the free version of Minuum, we’ll also be giving out 15-day free trial extensions, so be sure to update to version 2.10.1 to receive yours.


Calculations Explained

If you’re curious about the stats behind our calculations, read on!

Let’s understand where that “100 billion” number comes from… for starters, it’s cool to see the distribution of phone sizes across all Minuum users (310,000 people in total):

Device Width histogram

Minuum is mostly used on 1080-pixel-wide phones, especially the Nexus 5, Galaxy S4, and Galaxy Note 3 devices.

Here’s what Minuum looks like on a Nexus 5 device compared with the stock Google keyboard:

pixels infographic comparison

Compared to the stock keyboard, Minuum saves 1080 * 454 = 490,320 pixels on each of those phones (on a 720-pixel screen, it’s closer to 250,000 pixels).

However, note that some users go wild with configuring Minuum’s size, making it as tiny as possible – on a Nexus 5, the tiniest Minuum saves 622,000 pixels!

minuum tiny

About 50% of users do choose to keep the space bar enabled; in their case, only about 330,000 pixels are saved.

Minuum spacebar

Altogether, accounting for the number of each different combination of device size and settings, our 310,000 users average a savings of about 325,000 pixels each, for a grand total of over 100 billion pixels!


If you’re curious about the fun stats about what 100 billion pixels would mean when broken down into numbers of selfies, messages, twitter avatars, and emoji icons, then consult the following data guide:


N.B.: If you’re wondering about how we get anonymous information about things like device size across all users, that’s collected in a standard way via Google Analytics and Mixpanel (we do this to improve the keyboard experience by better understanding how people use it). It’s worth noting that we’re careful not to collect information about what you have typed; we only collect anonymized stats on how people use keyboard features. If we ever consider collecting typing data in the future (for instance, to enable a dictionary cloud sync feature), we’ll first give you the option as to whether you want to opt-in to that service. Check out our privacy policy at minuum.com/data for our official stances on the matter.