Android 4.4 has only 1 percent stake in the Android family
The numbers are in, it’s clear that Jelly Bean is the most popular version of the Android operating system, at least for now.
Former most popular Android, 2.3.x Gingerbread saw it’s share cut down to 24.1%. Honeycomb (3.2) which was available only on tablets built in late 2011 is now down to barley 0.1%.
Android OS version 4.0.3 and 4.0.4, generally known as Ice Cream Sandwich held down 18.6% while Android 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3 collectively called Jelly Bean held down 37.4%, 12.9% and 4.2% respectively.
The all-new Android 4.4 KitKat which was announced 33 days ago has taken up only 1.1% of the entire devices running on Android.
Android 2.2 Froyo has a 1.6% margin from the share. Now before you get surprised on why people are still using Froyo when there’s already KitKat you should understand that most phones released in the Froyo era are not upgradable to a higher version so their users either have to stick with the outdated OS /phone or toss the whole bunch into a waste bin.
Google stated that other versions of Android whose share were less than 0.1% weren’t mentioned. Plus devices running versions less than 2.2 are not included in the report because they don’t support Google Play, which is where the statistics are gotten from.
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