android-distributionGoogle has let us know the latest breakdown of its Android mobile operating system statistics, and for the first time, Android 4.4 KitKat has appeared on the radar. In this month’s pie chart, the Android 4.4 KitKat market share makes its debut, but needless to say, it remain extremely small in nature – measuring all of just 1.1%. That is not surprising since Android 4.4 KitKat happens to be made available to an extremely limited number of handsets, including the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, the Google Play edition phones and the Moto X.

As for the largest distribution of the Android version on the pie, it would be Android 4.1 to Android 4.3. Jelly Bean, where their combined total managed to touch a market share of 54.5%. This marks an increase of 2.4% in comparison to the previous month, while Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich saw a decline of 1.2% to touch 18.6% this month. Android 3.2 Honeycomb remained pretty much the same at just 0.1%, while Android 2.3 Gingerbread makes haste on its downward spiral, dropping to just 24.1% with no sign of it making a comeback – which is a good thing, of course, since it would signal that more and more folks have jumped onto newer versions of the Android operating system. When do you think Android 4.4 KitKat will be the dominant version? KitKat has been ported over before to older handsets, too.

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