Just six months ago, the latest version of Android was running only on 2.5 percent of all Android devices. Now, the September figures by Google reveal that Android KitKat adoption has grown to 24.5 percent. This indicates a tenfold rise in Android KitKat enabled devices in the market. Android Jelly Bean, on the other hand, has seen a gradual decline from 62 percent to 53.8 percent in these six months. Also Read - UEFA Euro 2020: Colourful Google Doodle kicks off European Football ChampionshipAlso Read - Android 12 beta 2 rolling out: New privacy features, tweaked design and more
Last month, Android KitKat ran on 20.9 percent of all Android device, affirming a constant steady rise of Android KitKat adoption on all devices. Jelly Bean has been declining too, at a steady pace, with last month’s figure being 54.2 percent. Also Read - Sundar Pichai: 5 interesting facts about Google CEO you never heard before
Apart from all the flagship premium phones hosting Android KitKat, its rise is mainly credited to its use in many affordable handsets that are doing well in huge markets like India. Since the successful launch of Motorola Moto E and Moto G, local players like Karbonn, Lava, Spice and Micromax have also launched low cost Android KitKat smartphones.
As far as other versions are concerned, there are still 21 percent Android users each of Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) and Gingerbread. It is also interesting to note that 0.7 percent of Android users still have Froyo running on their devices.
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