Android OS – KitKat doubles its share in March but Jelly Bean still leads
Google has updated the Android distribution numbers, providing developers with an idea of which versions of Android are most commonly in use. We see no real surprises as Android 4.4 KitKat and Android 4.2.x Jelly Bean gain ground, and all the others either hold steady or drop in use.
Android 4.4 now runs on 5.3 percent of all Android devices (those that have Google services pre-installed), which is quite a bit higher than the 2.5 percent share it held a month ago. Jelly Bean saw a slight decline to 61.4 percent (down from 62 percent), part of which can be attributed to flagship devices like the Galaxy Note 3, HTC One and Galaxy S4 getting updates to Android 4.4.
Android version distribution -
- KitKat (Android 4.4.x): 5.3 percent (2.5 percent last month)
- Jelly Bean (Android 4.1.x, Android 4.2.x and Android 4.3.x): 61.4 percent (62 percent last month)
- Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0.x): 14.3 percent (15.2 percent last month)
- Gingerbread (Android 2.3.x): 17.8 percent (19 percent last month)
- Honeycomb (Android 3.0, 3.1): 0.1 percent (0.1 percent last month)
- Froyo (Android 2.2.x): 1.1 percent (1.2 percent last month)