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Android 4.4 now accounts for 5.3% of all Android devices

Android Marketshare

According to Android marketshare figures recorded last week, Android 4.4+ KitKat now accounts for 5.5% of all Android devices. This is a massive increase in adoption as KitKat only had a marketshare of 2.5% last month.

Other versions of Android such as Android 2.2, 2.3 and 3.2 Honeycomb are on a decline, which is a good sign, while Android 4.2 Jelly Bean saw a 1% percent increase in marketshare and now stands at 18.1%. Android 4.1 however still rules the roost with 34.4% marketshare.

The growth is understandably slow at the moment, but Google will hope to change that with newer breed of KitKat devices launching in the market soon. And considering that KitKat has very low hardware requirements, it should make things easier for manufacturers to roll out an update.

The good news from this chart is that over 66% of all Android devices are now running on Android 4.1 and above, telling us how far the platform has come since its inception. Although the ghosts of fragmentation still haunt Google, the future certainly looks bright for Android.

Source: Android Developers