Aug, 13 2014

android platform distribution

Time for the periodical breakdown of Android version numbers by platform. This morning we see KitKat taking 1/5th of the pie for the first time, with the latest version of Android (and all its minor revisions) accounting for more than 20% of the share at 20.9%. That number will only keep rising from here on out, but the day that it catches up to Jelly Bean can’t some soon enough for many of you still on Android 4.2 and 4.3.

Speaking of which, Jelly Bean combined for an overall share of 54.2%, an absolutely dominating lead. A vast majority of that pie belongs to Android 4.1 and 4.2, but 4.3 is commanding a respectable 7.9% on its own. That deserves a quick golf clap, don’t ya think? And if we’re counting devices still on Ice Cream Sandwich (10.6%) as modern, then a total of 85.7% of folks are using Android at its best. Unfortunately that still lives a pretty visible¬†share for legacy versions like Gingerbread (13.6%) and Froyo (0.7%), though those numbers continue to decline every day.

We’re not sure if we’ll ever see the day that more than half of Android’s userbase is running the absolute latest version of Android, but with Google taking steps to best fragmentation right in the mouth with each and every passing update we’re sure it won’t be much of an issue going forward. Let’s see how far KitKat can go before we reach the eventual launch of Android L. Full breakdown of stats can be found right here.

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