Android Distribution Charts Updated for September, Eclair and Donut Finally Dismissed

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With all of the world focused on Google’s unveiling of Kit Kat and Samsung’s big announcement, Google snuck out another update for the Android Distribution Charts

The biggest addition to this month’s update is actually what it subtracts. Donut and Eclair (versions 1.6 and 2.1 respectively) are no longer listed on the pie chart. According to Google, those versions of Android only accounted for about 1% of devices that checked in to Google server.

Froyo only dropped 1% from last month to 2.4% and Gingerbread is down to 30.7% from 33.1%. Ice Cream Sandwich went from 22.5% to 21.7%, a small drop. Of course, Jelly Bean continues to gain pie share, moving from 40.5% to a nice 45.1%.

The chart only shows percentages for versions 4.1.x and 4.2.x of Jelly Bean, so 4.3.x has not really taken a hold yet on Android devices. As manufacturers work on updating their devices, maybe we’ll see it make a debut next month. Of course, October is more than likely when we’ll hear more information about KitKat 4.4 thus making the 4.3.x version of Android old news.

Via: Android Developers



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