It’s been a couple of months since we looked at the Android distribution figures, but predictably not a whole lot has changed.
The headline here is that the latest version, KitKat Android 4.4, is currently still on less than one in 50 devices, but – somewhat confusingly – we’re also seeing Jelly Bean’s share creep up.
That suggests that there are more new devices being released/sold with Jelly Bean than there are devices being updated to KitKat Android 4.4.
Some of Android’s biggest players, perhaps most notably the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S3, are still awaiting delivery.
And sticking with the negative point of view (there’s actually not much positive, to be fair), a significant 20% - one in five – are still stuck behind on Gingerbread Android 2.3, which was all the rage three years ago.
Meanwhile, 2011's Ice Cream Sandwich still makes an impressive showing, accounting for roughly one in six active Android users.
Having said all that, there's the old argument that suggests your average Joe couldn't really care less what version he's on.
In any case, here are the Android distribution figures in full, for the 7-day period ending February 4:
- Froyo (Android 2.2) – 1.3%
- Gingerbread (Android 2.3) – 20%
- Honeycomb (Android 3.2) – 0.1%
- Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) – 16.1%
- Jelly Bean (Android 4.1, 4.2, 4.3) – 60.7%
- KitKat (Android 4.4) – 1.8%
via: Android Developers