September has brought about a new update to the Android distribution numbers, and after reaching the heady heights of being on one-fifth of all Android devices last month, KitKat is now sitting on the edge of hitting the 25% mark.
After racking up 54.5% market share in the Android world, Jelly Bean has shown only a slight dip in its share, retaining top spot on 54.4% of all Android devices. Former king-pin Gingerbread is now on only 11.6% of devices and looks set to continue its downward trend. So too is Ice-Cream Sandwich heading south, dropping 1% of market share overall in the last month.
It’s a good result for Android 4.x and above anyway, we’ll check back in next month to check it out. Here’s a comparsion to last months numbers for your consideration :
|Android 2.2 (Froyo)||0.7%||0.7%|
|Android 2.3.3 – 2.3.7 (Gingerbread)||13.6%||11.6%|
|Android 4.0.3 – 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)||10.6%||9.6%|
|Android 4.1.x (JellyBean)||26.5%||25.1%|
|Android 4.2.x (JellyBean)||19.8%||20.7%|
|Android 4.3 (JellyBean)||7.9%||8.0%|
|Android 4.4 (KitKat)||20.9%||24.5%|
And where is Kit Kat for Australian Galaxy S4 ?? Hey, it’s september already
Do they ever report stats for the version of Google Play Services that is being run on the devices?
They said at I/O that 93% are on the latest Play Services.
Developers have access to the stats about their own users through the Play Store console.