+ Friday December 13th, 2019

August - Distribution Numbers
Google is a little late this month with distribution figures for Android, but there’s good news, with KitKat now showing as being installed on one-fifth of all Android devices out there.

Jelly Bean for the most part declined in usage (except Android 4.2), but Gingerbread gained a little of its declining market share back, clawing back 0.1% of the user base out there. Froyo continues on at 0.7%. Public Service Announcement: We have Christmas, Fathers Day, and any number of birthdays coming up, if you know someone with a phone running something less than Android 4.x Upgrade them PLEASE!

The comparsions to last month for your consideration :

Android VersionJuneJuly/August
Android 2.2 (Froyo)0.7%0.7%
Android 2.3.3 – 2.3.7 (Gingerbread)13.5%13.6%
Android 4.0.3 – 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)11.4%10.6%
Android 4.1.x (JellyBean)27.8%26.5%
Android 4.2.x (JellyBean)19.7%19.8%
Android 4.3 (JellyBean)9.0%7.9%
Android 4.4 (KitKat)17.9%20.9%
Source: Android Developer Dashboard.

Daniel Tyson  

Daniel Tyson

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

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