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.


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.