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Latest Numbers Show Gradual Uptick In Android KitKat Distribution

by Brandon Russell | July 12, 2014July 12, 2014 9:00 am PST

Android KitKat - Red Mascot, KitKat Helmet and Bar

The most recent Android adoption numbers for the period ending July 7 have been released, ending with an uptick of Android KitKat distribution. The number is now up to nearly 18-percent, up from 13.6-percent in June. That’s a pretty substantial jump, and shows OEMs are quickly rolling the latest Android version out to its devices. Either that or consumers are buying new devices, which could very well be the case; folks currently have handsets such as the Galaxy S5, HTC One (M8) and LG G3 to choose from—all of which run KitKat.

The latest Google numbers still show pretty wide distribution numbers, with five different versions mentioned, so the company still has some work to do if it wants to get everyone up to speed. As it stands, Jelly Bean dominates with over 50-percent, while something like Gingerbread still has 13.5-percent. Hopefully that will change once Android L hits later this fall. Froyo is still mentioned, too, though that has a mere 0.7-percent, while Ice Cream Sandwich, which was at 12.3-percent last month, is now at 11.4-percent.

There’s definite progress being made, and many of the top manufacturers have already committed to getting Android L on their devices once it’s finally released. While this is nowhere near on par with iOS 7 distribution numbers, but there’s some definite forward momentum.

Android distribution July 2014


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...