We often talk about fragmentation on the Android platform, and its not uncommon to see an old iteration leading the statistics. Even though it has been quite a few months since Android 4.4 KitKat was released, it still hasn’t made its way to the top of the charts and its unlikely that it will do so in the next few months. Compare that with iOS 7 adoption and you see just how widespread fragmentation is on Android. As of yesterday, Android 4.4 KitKat accounts for 2.5 percent of all devices, whereas Jelly Bean still leads as it continues to power 62 percent of all Android devices.
Jelly Bean adoption has actually increased, up from 60.7 percent in February. When the numbers are individually broken out, we find that Android 4.1 is the most popular iteration of Jelly Bean with 35.3 percent distribution, Android 4.3 being the least popular with only 9.6 percent. Bringing up the rear is Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with 15.2 percent distribution.
Android 2.3 Gingerbread loses another percentage point this month, its distribution has dipped to 19 percent. Froyo remains firmly where it was last month, nudging from 1.3 percent to 1.2 percent. Android 4.4 KitKat’s bump from 1.9 percent to 2.9 percent can be attributed to the iteration’s release on popular devices such as the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4.
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