Just seven months ago, Android KitKat was running only on 2.5 percent of all Android devices. Now, the November figures by Google reveal that Android KitKat adoption has grown to 30.2 percent from September’s 24.5 percent. Android Jelly Bean, on the other hand, still dominates the ecosystem but has seen a gradual decline from 53.8 percent to 50.9 percent since September. Also Read - OnePlus Nord open sale pushed to August 6, only 8GB and 12GB RAM variants will go on saleAlso Read - Google is bringing Windows apps to Chromebook
Android KitKat has come a long way since seven months when it ran on only 2.5 percent of devices as mentioned above. Jelly Bean, on the other hand, has been on a steady decline, with the seven months ago figures being at 62 percent. Also Read - Google Pixel 5 announced alongside Pixel 4a: All you need to know
Apart from the flagship phones running on 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. Even the recently launched Android One smartphones all run on Android KitKat. However, with the launch of Android Lollipop last month and now Google rolling out the new OS to devices starting today, it will be interesting to see Android KitKat’s next month figures.
As far as other versions are concerned, there are still 18.3 percent smartphones running on Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) and Gingerbread. It is also interesting to note that 0.6 percent of Android users still have Froyo running on their devices.