KitKat adoption doubles in latest Android distribution numbers


With most OEMs almost mid-way through seeding the Android 4.4 KitKat update to their flagship devices from the previous year and almost all new mid-range to high end devices shipping with it, its adoption has doubled in just under a month. KitKat now stands at 5.9% in data collected by Google for devices accessing the Play Store in the 7 day period ending yesterday.

Gingerbread’s presence continued declining while Jelly Bean’s dominance seems to have been affected by KitKat’s settling in at just under 62%… around the same percentage it held last month. In all, Android 4 accounts for slightly over 80% or over three quarters.

april android distribution

Android Version Codename/Dessert Name Distribution
2.2 Froyo 1.1%
2.3 Gingerbread 17.8%
3.x Honeycomb 0.1%
4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich 14.3%
4.1 Jelly Bean 34.4%
4.2 18.1%
4.3 8.9%
4.4 KitKat 5.3%



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