The latest figures from the search engine giant Google indicates that the newest version of its Android OS codenamed KitKat 4.4 is the new face of its success story. According to the latest figures from Google, Android KitKat version 4.4 collected a total of 8.5 percent of the entire Android devices whereas the previous Android’s Jelly Bean continued to be on the top of the game with the major share in the Android-powered devices.
As per the stats posted on the official page of Android Developers’, KitKat 4.4 managed to get 7.4 percent in April alongside a meager 1.1 percent from March to pack up at 8.5 percent. Meanwhile, it is interesting to note that the KitKat 4.4 is only equipped to a limited number of devices such as the Nexus series; Google Play edition devices; Moto G and Moto X; L Series III smartphones from LG; HTC One (M8); Galaxy S5 and a handful of other Galaxy gadgets in addition to various other latest mainstream devices.
The best of all, Android Jelly Bean is the front-runner with a dominating share of 60.8 percent of entire Android ecosystem. Android 4.1.x still possessed 33.5 percent of devices while Android 4.2.x was second with 18.8 percent and Android 4.3 with a share of 8.5 percent respectively. Android Jelly Bean’s entire market share was calculated to be 61.4 percent last month.
Ice Cream Sandwich or Android 4.0.x also saw a slump in its shares with a 13.4 percent share in April, which was 14.3 back in March.
The older versions of Android were facing an extinction threat as their shares were vanishing away. Honeycomb (v 3.2) distribution share was 0.1; Gingerbread (v 2.3.3-2.3.7) collected 16.2 percent while 2.2 Froyo’s managed to get a negligible 1 percent of the market share.
Google acquired the entire stats in a week duration ending on May 1, this ongoing year.
Google mentioned that these distribution figures are derived from every device when Google Play was accessed by its users. Hence it can easily be concluded that the older variants of Google Android are seeing a reduced demand as the newest versions are more attractive to the consumers with its latest and exciting features.