Android distribution numbers show KitKat’s growth

BY Evan Selleck

Published 3 Nov 2014

image Android Distribution Nov 2014

It’s a new month, which means that Google has refreshed the developer page that showcases the distribution numbers for the search giant’s mobile operating system.

The numbers are not all that surprising, to say the least. Much of the distribution hasn’t changed in major ways, if at all, but one thing has remained consistent: KitKat’s growth within the market. As Google pulls these numbers from the devices that visit the Google Play Store, it would appear that KitKat is still trying to gain on Jelly Bean. The latest numbers reveal that KitKat has reached just over 30 percent, which is a sizable increase when compared to the 24.5 percent it held in September.

The rest of the numbers are pretty straightforward. The three major versions of Jelly Bean (Android 4.1 through Android 4.3) all accounted for just over 50 percent of the distribution numbers, while Ice Cream Sandwich is holding onto an 8.5%. For what it’s worth, Android 2.2 Froyo has dropped to under one percent of distribution.

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[via Android Developers]