Google’s Android KitKat adoption continues to grow steadily since its launch in October 2013. The latest version of Android has found its place on 20.9 percent of devices in August, according to latest figures released by Google. Android KitKat has seen a steady rise from 13.6 percent in June to 18 percent in July. Android Jelly Bean, on the other hand, has shown a marginal decline to 54.2 percent from 56.5 percent since July. Also Read - Fake apps scam: How to identify fake apps on Android, iOS
Apart from all the flagship premium phones hosting Android KitKat, the OS’s 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, local players like Karbonn, Lava, Spice and Micromax have also launched low cost Android KitKat smartphones. Also Read - Android 12 beta 2 rolling out: New privacy features, tweaked design and more
As far as other versions are concerned, Android Jelly Bean has come down to 54.2 percent, while there are still 24.2 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. Also Read - Twitter Blue FAQs: What is it? How much does it cost? Is free Twitter going away?
It will be interesting to see how quickly latest Android versions get adopted considering Android ‘L’ release is right around the corner and just a fifth of Android devices run the current version.