+ Thursday November 14th, 2019

June 2014 Platform distribution numbers
A new month, a new set of platform distribution numbers. It’s all good news as the rollout of Android 4.4 keeps increasing, with just a just over 4% increase in market share.

For the rest of the platforms the numbers are still decent. Froyo continues to drop, down another 0.1%, continuing its inexorable march towards obsolesence. Gingerbread too has dropped, at seemingly a faster rate shedding 1.4% of their market share in a month. Ice Cream Sandwich use also dropped, down to 11.4% of the overall pie. Jelly Bean too saw a decrease in usage, going from an overall 58.4% of the market down to 56.5% across its three version number(4.1-4.3) spread.

The comparsions to last month for your consideration :

Android VersionMayJune
Android 2.2 (Froyo)0.8%0.7%
Android 2.3.3 – 2.3.7 (Gingerbread)14.9%13.5%
Android 4.0.3 – 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)12.3%11.4%
Android 4.1.x (JellyBean)29.0%27.8%
Android 4.2.x (JellyBean)19.1%19.7%
Android 4.3 (JellyBean)10.3%9.0%
Android 4.4 (KitKat)13.6%17.9%
Source: Android Developer Dashboard.

Daniel Tyson  

Daniel Tyson

Daniel is a former editor of Ausdroid, and left in February 2019.

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Nick “Donut” Torious
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No mention of devices running Lamington.

Phillip “Molly” Malone
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So, by these numbers, about 27% of devices (???) are Android Wear compatible! 100% would be better but considering the long tail of device ownership, this is pretty handy!

AXiDER
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AXiDER

True, although I’d guess that those most likely to pay $250+ for a first-generation Wear device are also more likely to have a modern, up-to-date phone.

Unless the Moto 360 is an instant hit in the mainstream (not just tech circles), it will probably be a little while before Wear becomes mass-market simply due to it being a ‘supporting’ or secondary device rather than viewed as something ‘essential’. By then, it’s likely the vast majority of Android phones will be ready,

leetrevor81
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leetrevor81

No Kit Kat on my mega 6.3 i9205 or note 8.0 :-/

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