This evening, Google officially released the Android distribution score. The data collected by Google was based on a 7-day period which ended on December 2, 2013.
Based on the figures shown by Google via DroidLife, Jelly Bean once gain topped the chart with a 54.5% share while KitKat only got a dismal share of 1.1%.
Jelly Bean shows a continuous growth in the Android distribution score. From the previous month up to the most recent data, Jelly Bean’s distribution increased by 2.4%. It should be noted that Jelly Bean displayed a 52.1% Android distribution score last month.
Android 4.1.x Jelly Bean had the most share in the pie chart as it gained 37.4% share in the new data of Google. Android 4.2.x Jelly Bean took 12.9% of the slice and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean got 4.2%.
Tailing just behind Jelly Bean is Android 2.3.3 up to 2.3.7, which is better known as Gingerbread. Gingerbread got 24.1% of the Android distribution number. Looking at last month’s data and the current one, the said Android version showed a drop of 2.2% from its previous 26.3% share. Ice Cream Sandwich follows with an 18.6% score.
Froyo and Honeycomb seems to be showing a continuous decline which indicates that they are about to be phased out from the list already. Froyo only got a 1.6% share while Honeycomb barely made it to 0.1%.
KitKat and 4.3 Jelly Bean
It seems like many are itching to get the Android 4.4 update, known as KitKat, and the 4.3 Jelly Bean. Therefore, the two may show a significant increase in the next Android distribution share. The only thing preventing them from getting a good slice of the distribution pie in the previous assessment are the major bugs that came with their initial releases.
According to GottaBeMobile, KitKat bugs continue to plague Nexus 4, Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 users. On the other hand, the more stable version of the 4.3 update just got rolled out by carriers a few days ago.