Feb 05 AT 12:21 AM Alex Wagner 14 Comments

Latest Android distribution numbers show KitKat and Jelly Bean continuing to grow


It’s that time of the month once again, Android fans. Yes, it’s time to check in with Google on its Android distribution stats and find out which versions of its mobile operating system are being most widely used.

We’ll start our recap of February 2014′s Android version distribution numbers with a quick round of “Good News, Bad News.” The good news? Version 4.4 KitKat managed to grow its market share from last month’s stats. Unfortunately, it only gained a 0.4 percent slice of the pie, moving from 1.4 percent in January to 1.8 percent in February. Android 4.1-4.3 Jelly Bean posted a much larger growth, gaining 1.8 percent to finished this month’s 7-day review period with a 60.9 percent share of the Android pie.


Moving on to the pre-4.x versions of Android, we find that version 3.2 Honeycomb has continued to hold on to the 0.1 percent share that its had for the past few months. The once-undisputed champion of the Android world, version 2.3 Gingerbread, fell to an even 20 percent this month, while Android 2.2 Froyo rounded out this latest set of stats with a share of 1.3 percent.

While it’s kind of a bummer to see that KitKat only managed to gain 0.8 percent market share from the previous survey period, the good news is that both it and Jelly Bean grew in the month since Google last reported its Android distribution stats. Plus, with HTC slated to begin updating the AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon versions of its One flagship to 4.4 in the near future, we should see KitKat gain some more ground in March’s distribution report.

So now that we know how large each slice of Google’s delicious dessert-filled Android pie is, we want to know: Which piece do you belong to?

Source: Android Developers

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  • Jan

    I’m on Android 4.4.2 KitKat with my old and trusted SGSII thanx to XDA :)

  • MoshuXXL

    I’m on KitKat for almost a week on my HTC One.

  • DracoPsycho

    Nexus 5 with KitKat :)

  • Anuj Diwan

    Kit Kat on the Nexus 7 2013.

  • Cookie

    kitkat thanks to XDA too c:

  • Bob

    I got a LG G2 last week and I love it. When I turned it on there was an update waiting to be installed. KitKat 4.2.2 :-)

  • redraider133

    Will be interesting to see how these numbers increase once Samsung and Htc finish updating their flagships to kit kat

  • GE918

    My Google Nexus 7 (2012) is running 4.4.2

    My Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is running 4.3

  • almightyzam

    My htc amaze running 4.4.2 kitkat thanks to evervolv and xda

  • Pete

    The KitKat numbers would be a lot higher if the carriers extracted their digits testing and releasing the updates quicker than they do so now!

    He in Oz all the carriers are extremely slow in doing this.

    No release date from mine (Optus) given as yet.

  • jon

    Got KitKat on the HTC One on Sprint.

  • android botman

    if google needs numbers, why dont they go in googleplay since theres alot of users logged on and determine the real score although not all users are logged and besides there is another alternate way to extract such info.

    google, it is bad to manipulate numbers..

  • donger

    KitKat FTW.

  • Bismeet

    Sgy s5360 gingerbread 2.3.6!