Android’s Platform Distribution numbers get updated from one month to the other by Google. Google does this update by taking into consideration all of the devices that have accessed the Google Play Store in the past seven days. With the latest update of these numbers, we are witnessing what we have been more or less expecting. The older versions of Google’s operating system are being used by less and less people while the latest versions are growing because manufacturers are trying to catch up with Android’s newest.
On last month’s statistics we could see that the latest version of Android, KitKat, had 1.1%. But now, with more devices receiving it, it gained another 0.3% to reach 1.4%. But the one who has grown the most was the Jellybean version of Android, reaching 59.1% from 54.5% last week. These impressive rates of growth were of course obtained at the expense the older version of Android who continue their decrease. Android Gingerbread went down to 21.2% from 24.1% last week and it will possibly do so for the weeks to come.
The Ice Cream Sandwich version of Android has also been decreasing in the past few days, falling 1.7%, from 18.6% to 16.9%, just like the its predecessors. Android Froyo had 1.6% last week and now it fell by 03% reaching 1.3%. Honeycomb, nevertheless, maintains 0.1% of the overall people.
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These changes are something that was more or less predicted over the last month. When Google released Android KitKat, it did so with the promise that it would be a version of Android accessible to everyone, regardless of the device they were using. Now it seems that most developers are still lagging behind when it comes to delivering the latest operating systems to their various phones. But some measure of progress has still been attained with a large number of producers rolling out Android 4.3 updates, taking everyone one step closer to KitKat. Do you think your device will make the jump to KitKat any time soon?
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