Google s Android 4.4 KitKat has for the first time hit a double digit mark in terms of adoption percentage across devices running on the Android platform. According to the findings of Google s latest Android adoption report, KitKat now runs on 13.6 percent of all Android powered devices, gaining noticeably from 5.3 percent share in April. Jelly Bean, on the other hand, is now losing its market share, and powers slightly more than 58 percent of Google powered devices. Older versions like Gingerbread too has lost a big share in the Android pie by slipping to almost 15 percent. Also Read - Twitter Blue FAQs: What is it? How much does it cost? Is free Twitter going away?
Going by the details, Android s KitKat version has gained its share in the Android ecosystem significantly by now running on 13.6 percent of Android devices, from 8.5 percent devices last month. The numbers are further expected to grow, considering that after the launch of Motorola s Moto E budget smartphone, many local vendors too are trying to offer KitKat in the budget segment.
As far as other versions are concerned, Android Jelly Bean has come down to 58.4 percent, while there are only 14.9 percent Android users each of Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) and Gingerbread. The point to notice is that while there are not many users of Honeycomb, 0.8 of Android users still have Froyo running on their devices.
Though it is unlikely that KitKit would take over Jelly Bean anytime soon, it is likely to grow significantly in the months to come.