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Android Kitkat grows to 24.5% in August

Android Kitkat has started its journey last year after the release of Nexus 5.  At that time very few devices had Android Kitkat which accounted for less than 2%. Gradually with time many smartphone vendors started pushing the latest update and now we stand at a position where Android Kitkat is the second most popular Android after Android JellyBean.

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Google has released the Android’s Platform Distribution numbers for the period of August 2014. The data shows that there’s a gradual growth in KitKat share that has increased from 20.9% to 24.5% in one month. The growth is just 3.6%. Still majority of Android devices run Jelly Bean, which has a total share of 53.8%, slightly less than 54.2% that was recorded last month.

Android Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) holds 9.6% share, down just 1% compared to last month and Gingerbread’s share is down 1.2% in the last month. Froyo is still the same at 0.7% for the past few months.

With many smartphone like Moto devices and few others, Android Kitkat has got a surge. We do expect the percentage to go even higher in the coming months. As of now Jelly Bean topped the chart yet again.

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Debjeet Pal

He is now a BTech graduate in ECE department. He loves to play guitar and has keen interest in Music. Geek by nature, fiddles around with Android and Windows.