KitKat take up jumps 30% – Android in July

Google has published its latest platform stats – based on active Android devices interacting with Google Play – and KitKat is the big winner.

Android platform stats July

Android platform stats - July 2014

The latest version of Android - at least, until Android "L" emerges in the autumn - sees a large monthly jump, up 31.6% on June (from a 13.6% share to a 17.9% share).

That's the waxing, but where's the waning? Well Gingerbread Android (2.3.3 - 2.3.7), once so prevalent, is shrivelling to a size less than KitKat...

See Google’s developers blog for the latest figures. (“Data collected during a 7-day period ending on July 7, 2014. Any versions with less than 0.1% distribution are not shown.”)

Here are the detailed figures….

1.5 Cupcake – disappeared
1.6 Donut - disappeared
2.1 Eclair - disappeared
2.2 Froyo - (was 0.8%) - 0.7%
2.3 – 2.3.2 Gingerbread - disappeared
2.3.3 – 2.3.7 - (was 14.9%) - 13.5%
3.2 Honeycomb - disappeared
4.0.3 – 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich - (was 12.3%) - 11.4%
4.1 Jelly Bean - (was 29.0%) - 27.8%
4.2 Jelly Bean - (was 19.1%) - 19.7%
4.3 Jelly Bean - (was 10.3%) - 9.0%
4.4 KitKat - (was 13.6%) - 17.9%

The Google page also gives stats on the historical distribution, screen sizes and densities, and Open GL versions…

See the full stats »

See last month's figures »

 

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