Android has made it a habit of releasing their statistics each month to the public to show everybody how their OS is doing. Similar to the progress of last month, Android KitKat seems to be gaining ground at a relatively rapid pace. Also, just like last month, older versions are dwindling in numbers. Below you have a chart that details some of it:
It would seem that the distribution chart is now one more version short – Android Honeycomb ( the not-very-popular tablet-centered version of Android that used to be put on every tablet before v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich ) has completely vanished from the chart due to it having less than 0.1% of total presence.
The latest version of Android also grew quite a bit, now occupying 13.6% ( used to only have 8.5% last month ). Jelly Bean v4.2 and v4.3 have also somewhat increased their distribution. They are no at 18.8% and 19.1%, as opposed to the previous 8.5% and 10.3%. The older version, though, keeping seeing a downfall. The oldest Jelly Bean ( v4.1 ) has gone down by 4.5% compared to the previous month, for instance. Others that also went down but not by too much include: v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich ( 1.1 % ), v2.3 Gingerbread ( 1.3% ) and v2.2 Froyo ( 0.2% ).
Soon the race will resume to just three contenders, as I’m not so sure that Froyo will be present in distribution charts for much longer. Its 0.8% aren’t that encouraging, but then again, it is a pretty old version – this was bound to happen sooner or later.