comscore Android KitKat adoption has risen tenfold in 6 months: Google

Android KitKat adoption has risen tenfold in 6 months: Google


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 - Google is bringing Windows apps to Chromebook

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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 - Google Pixel 4a launched; India launch teased on Flipkart

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.

Android September data

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  • Published Date: September 11, 2014 1:22 PM IST

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