Back in June, we reported that Android 4.4 KitKat had experience a rise in its distribution stats by a little over 5% from May. It’s a pretty impressive growth rate, considering that the month before that, KitKat distribution only grew by 3.2%. However it seems that for the month of June, it looks like KitKat might not have grown as much.
This is according to the latest figures released by Google based on data collected in a 7-day period ending 7th July, which shows that Android 4.4 KitKat is currently sitting at a 17.9% distribution. This is an increase from before where it was sitting at 13.6%, but the increase of 4.3% is slightly less than the 5.1% from before. We’re not sure why there might be a slowdown in KitKat adoption, but perhaps users are busy trying to flash the Android L developer preview on their phones.
That’s not a guarantee but it is a possibility. That being said said, the numbers for older builds of Android have started to decrease as well. Gingerbread has fallen from 14.9% to 13.5%, which finally allowed KitKat to overtake it. Froyo has dropped as well from 0.8% to 0.7%; Ice Cream Sandwich from 12.3% to 11.4%; and Jelly Bean from a collective 58.4% to 56.5%, which still puts it in the majority.
Given that we’ve heard various OEMs such as Motorola and OnePlus promise to update their products to Android L in a timely manner, we have to admit we’re curious as to whether Android 4.4 KitKat will be able to achieve Jelly Bean’s numbers, or if Android L will be adopted at a much faster rate.