A new year, a new month and that must mean that Google has released the latest figures for Android device platform numbers. The statistics were as usual taken from a 7-Day sample leading up to the 4th of February.
The numbers haven’t shown any drastic changes over the last month. Android 4.4 has grown from being on 1.4% of devices in December to 1.8% of devices last month. Jelly Bean has both grown and shrunk depending on which version you look at, the Android 4.2 and 4.3 have both grown, with 4.2 rising from 15.4% to 16.3% and 4.3 rising from 7.8% in December to 8.9% last month, while Android 4.1 has seen a slight drop from being on 35.9% of devices in December to 35.5% of devices last month.
The rest of the lower versions of Android have mostly seen declines in usage, Ice Cream Sandwich dropped from 16.9% to 16.1%, former Android version champion Gingerbread dropped from 21.2% to an even 1/5th of devices coming in at 20%. Honeycomb and FroYo remained static at 0.1% and 1.3% respectively.
With more devices being announced shortly (Galaxy S5 possibly this month) there may be a big injection of devices on Android 4.4 quite soon. Meanwhile we await next months statistics with anticipation.