Android platform in numbers

Gingerbread continues to decline as KitKat more than doubles in Android’s latest distribution platform numbers

If you thought anything less than Android 4.0 was already dead, you are wrong. The only optimistic part about your thinking is the fact that these old versions of Android will die sometime, but not soon. The slow death is shown by Gingerbread’s continued decline as shown in the latest numbers released by Google.

Gingerbread declined from 19% to 17.8%, that’s a few percent. Gingerbread’s slow decline could be due to smartphone companies not updating this low-range phones to upgraded Android versions. The only way Gingerbread will die is if people replace their old phones with new ones. Yes, throw that phone away buddy, we are in a new age now and it’s 2014!! 

On more positive news, Android’s latest version dubbed KitKat continues to grow, having jumped from 2.5% in last month’s report, to 5.3% in the new results. That’s more than double. Samsung has been on a roll to bring KitKat to all their top devices in the market. Their recent numerous updates to various devices could be a reason for the increased adoption of KitKat. Good news for Google? You bet!

Jelly bean still takes a big percentage of Android’s share in the smartphone market, at 61.4%. This is a slight decline from last month’s 62%.

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