Android distribution chart from April shows continued growth

April Marketshare

It’s that time of the month again when Google publishes its Android marketshare figures to give users and developers a better idea of how Android versions are faring. Expectedly, the chart from April reveals that Android 4.4 KitKat grew from 5.3% in March to 8.5% in April. This is a strong pace of growth for Android and an indicator of things to come. Thanks to Google making KitKat slightly less straining on devices by lowering the hardware requirements, we’re seeing an increasing number of smartphones, both midrange and high-end, getting the latest update.

Android 4.1-4.3 is now down to 60.8% from 61.4% the last time these figures were recorded, so it is clear that most devices are making the switch from Jelly Bean as well. The good news for Google is that relatively older versions of Android like Android 2.2 and 2.3 now have only 17.2% marketshare between them, with the number rapidly shrinking. All that being said, there’s still a long way to go before the ghosts of fragmentation are eliminated completely. But it’s good to see the platform making steady progress.

Source: Android Developers

Via: Phone Dog

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