Google has updated its Android adoption dashboard and the latest numbers suggest that Jelly Bean continues to dominate with a 62 percent share. OEMs are slowly adopting KitKat and according to Google, 2.5 percent of Android smartphones are running on the latest OS, which is an increase from 1.8 percent last month. Also Read - Android 12 beta 2 rolling out: New privacy features, tweaked design and more
Jelly Bean saw a slight increase in the smartphone share from last month when it ran on 60.7 percent of smartphones. Breaking down the number further, within Jelly Bean 35.3 percent run on 4.1 Jelly Bean, 17.1 percent on 4.2 Jelly Bean and 9.6 percent on 4.3 Jelly Bean. Also Read - Twitter Blue FAQs: What is it? How much does it cost? Is free Twitter going away?
The older OS versions continued to see a decline with 15.2 percent of smartphones now running on Ice Cream Sandwich, 0.1 percent on Honeycomb and 1.2 percent on Froyo. Shockingly, there are 19 percent of smartphones still running on Gingerbread.
The distribution data clears that the Android 4.4 KitKat version still runs on a very small number of Android devices, mainly due to its lower penetration and availability. But with bigger companies like Sony, Samsung and HTC slowly releasing the latest OS update for its phones, we will continue to see an improvement in these numbers.