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New Android Distribution Shows KitKat’s Rise To 30 Percent

by Brandon Russell | November 4, 2014November 4, 2014 8:00 pm PDT

Android KitKat - Yellow and Red Mascots, KitKat Pyramid and Helmets

Google on Monday released Android distribution figures for the period ending on Nov. 3, and KitKat has made some pretty noticeable gains since the previous figures were published. But while the numbers show an uptick in distribution, Google does have plans to roll out Android 5.0 Lollipop, which will only further divide the overall numbers. Growth shouldn’t be hampered, however, and many companies have already promised to roll out Android Lollipop updates to their biggest flagships in a matter of weeks, not months.

According to the data, Android 4.4 KitKat is now on over 30-percent of Android devices, up from 24.5-percent when Google last shared distribution data. Jelly Bean is sill the king with over 50-percent, while Froyo is hanging on with 0.6-percent; Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich are still holding on, too, though the figures have continued to decline month after month. Honeycomb has finally be laid to rest, even though it still runs on random electronics, like one TechnoBuffalo editor’s treadmill.

Android distribution is still nowhere near as even as iOS, though even Apple’s own software has seen slowed adoption with iOS 8. You can check out the figures at the source link below, along with some charts breaking distribution down by screen sizes and densities.

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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...

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