Android distribution numbers for July show KitKat reach 17.9% of devices, Jelly Bean usage decline


Google updated its Android distribution numbers at the beginning of every month to reflect a 7 day period, and for this month, ended yesterday mid-day, 7th of July.

According to the results, the most recent version of Android, 4.4 KitKat, saw a modest increase from 13.6 percent to 17.9 percent. Jelly Bean, this time registered a decline in usage by 1.9% centrally to other months where it has always seen increase.

Froyo, Android 2.2, saw a small decrease by 0.1 percent, while Ice Cream Sandwich usage decreased 0.9%. Gingerbread usage dropped from 14.9% previous distribution to 13.5% this month, marking a decline of 1.4%.

Android distribution numbers by Google do not include information for devices running a version of the operating system lower than 2.2, since they do not support the latest Google Play Store app. Also, the data as a whole reflects devices that are running and have accessed the latest version of the Play Store app during the time of study which is 7 days.


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