Google has just released its new Android flavour, KitKat. While KitKat is just starting to roll out on Nexus devices and should be available in most flagship devices in a few months’ time before the rest eventually get an upgrade, it is comforting to see the latest numbers on Android adoption. Jelly Bean which was almost hitting the 50% adoption mark last time these numbers were out is now comfortable, commanding a cool 52.1% of the Android devices that accessed the Google Play Store over the seven day period ended yesterday (November 1st).
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich runs on 20% of all Android devices while Android 2.3 Gingerbread is stable at 26%.
This could be the last time we hear of Android 2.2 Froyo since it currently runs on just less than 2% of all Android devices and traditionally Google stops tracking an Android version when it is running on less than 1% of all devices. Talking of next time, that’s when we expect Android 4.4 KitKat to finally show up.
Here is the chart showing the details
Here is the table
|Android Version||Codename/Dessert Name||Distribution|
|4.0||Ice Cream Sandwich||19.8%|
Looking at these figures you realize that save for Jelly Bean all the other versions of Android witnessed a slight drop in percentage points indicating that people are moving up.