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Android 4.4 KitKat running on 1.1 percent of all active Android smartphones

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Since launching a month back, Android 4.4 KitKat is slowly yet steadily making its presence felt in the Android world. According to the latest Android dashboard, which reveals the distribution of the OS, Android 4.4 KitKat is currently running on 1.1 percent of active smartphones. Also Read - WhatsApp now lets you search for businesses and shop from them: How to use it

KitKat, for now, is only available on the Nexus devices, the Moto X and the Google editions of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One. The penetration is only going to increase as other companies start releasing the OS on their respective flagship devices. The adoption of KitKat can be expected to be much faster than other versions of Android post Gingerbread considering it has been developed to run well on devices with 512MB of RAM, which wasn’t the case with Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean.

Last month, Android Jelly Bean was present on nearly half of all Android smartphones and it has continued its growth. According to the dashboard, Jelly Bean is present on 54.5 percent of active Android smartphones. Not surprisingly, other iterations like Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread continued on their declining path with the former falling from 19.8 percent to 18.6 percent, while the latter falling from 26.3 percent to 24.1 percent.

  • Published Date: December 3, 2013 4:53 PM IST
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