The latest Android figures from Google’s Developer dashboards are in! Announced on October 31 and rolling out nearly three weeks later, Android 4.4 KitKat managed to grab an whopping 1.1% of the Android pie – All in less than 3 weeks of shelf life. An impressive feat indeed.
Meanwhile all three versions of Jelly Bean (4.1 – 4.3) continued to dominate with 54.5% of the total market share across the whole ecosystem. However, the spectre of Android 2.3 Gingerbread, the release that refuses to lie down, continues to haunt with 24.1% market share. All signs are pointing to its eventual collapse but it seems that it’ll take an addition year for us to witness that.
The oldest Android release still listed (2.2 Froyo) has further fallen into oblivion with its now meaningless 1.6%, a figure slated to drop below the one per cent mark next year.
On the side of the spetrum Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0) dropped to 18.6% from 19.8% due to various devices obtaining the Jelly Bean treatment. Android KitKat figures are expected to explode in the coming months as manufacturers like Samsung and Sony roll out their KitKat firmware upgrades across several devices.