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Latest Android distribution numbers show continued growth of KitKat

Android Distribution Chart August

Google has published the Android distribution chart for this month (until August 12), indicating good signs for KitKat, although Jelly Bean still leads the pack. With these figures, it can now be ascertained that one out of every five Android smartphone or tablet is running Android 4.4 or higher. Of course, with Android L on the horizon, things could be different.

As of now, among all the Android devices running in the wild, 20.9% are based on KitKat. But 54.2% of Android smartphones and tablets are based on Jelly Bean (Android 4.1-4.3). So Google still has some catching up to do as far as decreasing fragmentation is concerned, however the situation now is far better compared to a couple of years ago.

But the good news is that KitKat is being spread out to all Android smartphones and not just flagships, which is a commendable move by the manufacturers and has helped increase marketshare substantially. Will they follow the same trend with Android L? Only time will tell.

Source: Android Developers

Via: Talk Android