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Android Distribution Updated for June 2014 – Kit Kat Jumps to Almost 14%

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Google updated their Android distribution numbers today, showing a big jump for Kit Kat (Android 4.4+) to 13.6%, up from the 8.5% we saw in May. Jelly Bean, on the other hand, saw a drop to 58.4% from 60.8%. The rest of the older Android builds fell as well, like Ice Cream Sandwich which now sits at 12.3%, Gingerbread at 14.9%, and Froyo at 0.8%.

Honeycomb is now no longer listed. Throw your bad self a party, 3.0.

And that’s that. 

Via:  Android Developers
  • DanielMena9

    Did Apple’s WWDC show you this percentage? Wasn’t it in the single digits?

  • Terrance Steiner

    I admit that last month I turned on my OG Droid out of nostalgia. I loved that phone. This means that I was probably counted as a Froyo user for the purpose of this poll. I wonder how may of the Froyo users (even though my main phone and tablet run Kit Kat) are people like me that are just messing around with an old phone.

    • Cesar

      I believe the numbers are based on users who have accessed the Play Store recently. If all you did was fire it up and you never went into the Play Store, then I don’t think you’d be counted.

      • Terrance Steiner

        As soon as I turned it on it connected to my WiFi and started trying to update apps. I just cannot imagine that there is that many people that still use Froyo on a daily basis. Maybe I am wrong.

    • JeffColorado

      My droid has Jellybean on it.

  • Daistaar

    Damn Tim Cook! He’s right about that 1 in 10 people using the latest aOS.

    • JeffColorado

      72% of all Android users are using Jellybean or above. That doesn’t suck.
      How many iPhone 4′s are gonna get iOS8?

      • Daistaar

        I want to say every iDevice from 2010 or so and up (Basically 4S and up) but yeah that’s actually not bad. That’s about 3/4 of all Android devices being fairly up to date. Going to make Android adoption in the enterprise better once “L” rolls around.

  • JD

    The galaxy S3 has kitkat and thats 2 years old. In fact every flagship from the last 2 years has atleast Jellybean any device with a lower version is a prepaid or low end device.

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  • John T. Wildman

    that number still represents the flaw in Google. No control over how and when devices running their OS will get upgraded to the most current version.

    • RTR2011

      I get an update notification when Verizon tries to shove the latest version of Kitkat or whatever down my throat, whether I want it or not. Since I have learned from past updates that the new update nag screen represents the delightful joy of more unwanted carrier bloatware, more unwanted manufacturer bloatware, and more unwanted Google bloatware. Most of this will not be removable without rooting. Oh yeah, you will also get more unwanted Google+ integration shoved down your throat. Your trusty maps and navigation apps may get butchered up again, like they did about a year ago. I remember having to look for a work around to get flash to work with ICS. That was a mild nuisance, but not a real big deal. Flash is dying, anyway. You will probably get more restrictions from the carrier, like free tethering and hotspot apps being locked out. Stuff, like this is what I absolutely hated about ios. You absolutely had to hack (jailbreak) your own device, just to make it useful. A few years ago, I liked stock Android. Not so much, of late. Thank God for great rooting methods.

  • Droid Ronin

    We’ve come a long way. Two and a half years ago, we were laughing at those phones that were still running Cupcake.

    http://www.droid-life.com/2011/10/04/android-team-releases-new-os-distribution-numbersgingerbread-blows-up/

    • AbbyZFresh

      Two and a half years ago. Many of us posting here today thought Android was buggy and uncool. I remember I thought the iPhone 4S was all that i needed. Until I got the Nexus 4 in 2012 with JellyBean installed.

      Now after the WWDC keynote two days ago, Apple might get some of us back unless Google has something amazing to show at their event this month.

      • PoisonApple31

        I remember picking up my Galaxy Nexus 2.5 years ago and laughing at that dinky 3.5″ screen on the iPhone 4S. I also thought it was funny that you had to buy a new phone to get Siri even after the iOS update hit the older iPhones.

        It is nice to see Apple opening up iOS a little more. I could see Moto X users switching to the new iPhone. They are constantly complaining about big phones and a ~ 4.7″ iPhone screen would be right up their alley.

  • master94

    lol FROYO is still there. Die already

    • because….?

      Why?

      What’s wrong with people using still-functional Froyo devices?

  • Rai Diaz

    Honeycomb deserves a Viking funeral

    • HC

      Agreed..

  • Mike Aurin

    Pour one out for our fallen brother. RIP Honeycomb.

    • Daeshaun Griffiths

      nah dont waste the booze

  • Stephen D

    RIP Honeycomb. I cannot wait for the day when Froyo and Gingerbread are no longer listed.

    • Somedude

      Hahahaahaha iOS is better than android. The WWDC completely DESTROYS the competition! Go apple! Go apple!

      • Mike Aurin

        This guy…

        • Somedude

          Continuity is awesome. A feature only available on apple ecosystem.

          Owned

          • michael arazan

            When is apple going to patent a patent that allows you to copy other patents

        • Trevor

          …is a b-hole.

          • Somedude

            Do you have a problem with me?

            I know you are jealous, because I will get the awesome feature continuity, and you don’t.

            Owned

          • anotherdude

            I don’t know what you’re talking about. Me and my moto x are running smooth on 4.4.3.

          • Somedude

            HAHAHHAHA you also don’t have a clue about the new feature called continuity. Look, it’s a feature only the apple ecosystem can provide.

          • Eric R.

            Yeah it’s when you add one feature at a time so it looks like you are always adding something. That’s why everyone here has Android devices you get a complete package that you have full control over. Google doesn’t do cheap $&#+ like that.

          • Somedude

            You clearly are full of prejudice and false topics.

            Google is wayyy cheaper than apple. Selling private info! That’s very pathetic!

            Apple is the best ecosystem.

          • http://www.ytmnd.com MH

            Rule #1. Don’t feed the trolls….

          • MacbookWithAndroidUser

            Actually, no. Any ecosystem could provide it. Google could, even Microsoft could. MS might actually have the best ecosystem for it. Think of getting your phone calls on your work Windows computer, or on your Xbox at home, or on your laptop. Their issue is that no one buys Windows phones or tablets. Google’s ecosystem is far and beyond better than Apple’s for this sort of thing as well due to the fact that Chrome is on everything. Apple chooses to keep these features to anything with an apple stamped on it to drive sales, but this ultimately hurts their “ecosystem”. But I’m glad you are excited for a new feature, and a cool idea.

          • Somedude

            Any ecosystem could? Maybe. But in today’s days only apple ecosystem can provide it. Apple is the first in doing awesome things, as usual.

            Apple strategy is different, and it’s a very successful strategy. And it works and is easy to use towards the users.

            Google ecosystem is good. But apple ecosystem is better because apple products are better.

            For example, the ipad is wayyy better than the tablets nexus. MacBook is better than chromebook.

            Apple is the best.

          • Eric R.

            My M8 is running great too!

          • Somedude

            Neither of those have something similar to continuity. Apple is the best.

            Owned

          • asdf23da

            Yeah, just keep telling yourself that.. blind apple fanboy. Now can we continue to discuss on a more mature level about Android? What are you even doing here?

          • michael arazan

            Android already has 90% of the features apple just released, guess you aren’t to bright

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Tim Cook just got a chuckle out of this.

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        • Trevor

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  • AbbyZFresh

    It’s mid-2014 and Gingerbread still has 15% marketshare. Why can’t you die. Even ICS is pretty outdated and is leaving faster. This is the problem Tim Cook was talking about in the keynote. Fragmentation is still alive and well according to this cart.

    The good news is that I’m glad Kit Kat is now in the double digits.

    • cwillen

      Here’s the thing that Apple and their “fragmanazis” don’t acknowedge (btw..not including you in that group). Pardon the pun, but when you take an apples to apples approach of the competing devices, fragmentation isn’t really a big issue. If you take all of the premium phones that compete directly with the iPhone, and all of the premium tablets that compete directly with the iPad, the numbers are about the same.

      A majority of the devices running anything less than 4.0 are cheap phones and cheap tablets that were bargain devices when they were released, and have 0 resale value today.

      Any flagship phone released alongside the iPhone (by Samsung, Motorola, LG, or HTC) are doing just as well with staying up to date as their iPhone counterparts.

      • Andrew

        Comparing only flagship devices would certainly decrease fragmentation, but since carriers and manufacturers play such a large role in pushing out software updates, it is arguably still much higher than Apple devices, since both those groups really seem to enjoy dragging their feet. For example the Galaxy S4, which is only one generation older than the flagship, got 4.4.2 only a few months ago. The Galaxy Note 2, is just now starting to receive 4.4.2. Google released 4.4.2, what 6 months ago?

    • guest

      Its there becuase there are still mobiles comming out with 2.3 in third world countries like India. We do not have cheap subsidized iPhone like USA. We pay full price. Nobody here worries about fragmentation. Real world is a lot different.

    • Die because THE NUMBERS, man!

      “Why can’t you die.”

      Why can’t you?

      Are you still useful? Do you still perform a function? I mean, I am pretty sure you aren’t new….

      The absurd question I just asked was to illustrate a point: The OS version they run or age of the device doesn’t mean squat. If they still work and can still perform a useful function…why the hate? It’s a freaking pie chart. The Apple fantrolls point to it and show off how mislead they are. Why must people like you join them?