Jun 04 AT 6:39 PM Nick Sarafolean 6 Comments

June Android distribution numbers show KitKat growth


It’s the start of another month which means that it’s time to take a look at the latest Android distribution numbers. In the past few months, we’ve seen adoption of KitKat and Jelly Bean continue to grow, while past versions of Android, such as Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich, have shrunk. This month’s numbers continue the trend with KitKat showing major growth.

KitKat rose 5.1% from 8.5% to this month’s 13.6%, which is quite the rise. Jelly Bean still claims the top spot with versions 4.1-4.3 taking up 58.4% of the pie, a drop from last month’s 60.8%. Ice Cream Sandwich dropped from 13.4% to 12.3%, continuing a trend we’ve seen in past months. Take a look at the chart below for a representative pie graph.

June Android Distribution Numbers

Gingerbread is still holding onto 14.9% of the market, although that’s down from 16.2% in May. We were glad to see that the last .1% still on Honeycomb finally fell off the map. Nonetheless, Froyo is clinging on with .8%, a figure that makes us quite sad.

While some older versions of Android are still in the market, it’s good to see that the numbers are shrinking and it was very pleasant to see that KitKat rose a full 5% in just a month. Though with all the updates being released, we shouldn’t be too surprised. Be sure to check back next month for the latest figures.

Which version of Android are you running?

Source: Android Developers

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  • GerryAttrick

    If some of the manufacturers had given better support to their older phones by way of OTA updates maybe the figures would look a lot better and none of the earlier versions would feature

  • Appleeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    Haha sucked in android users!!!! Apple gets uodates straight away we dont hAve to wait or wory bout our updates to coming through the carriers

    Android doesnt even work properley cudhdbdjvkgktnrdjwkcor

    • awesomellamas57

      Are you serious? Why are you even commenting on an Android site in the first place?

      The reason that Android updates take longer is because of the ridiculously better selection Android users have to choose from and hence OEMs have to fit the OS update to each device. Don’t spam posts like that, you obviously have no idea what you’re talking about.

      Also, I’m on KitKat, it’s great!

  • Haggie

    Android Fragmentation. The stat that no one really cares about, that consumers don’t even know, and that really doesn’t mean anything to anyone.

  • Mahdiar

    NEXUS 4 ANDROID 4.4.3 :D HELL yeahhhhhhh!

  • gregg jarrett, drunk fox anchor

    wow thats a lot of android fragmentation!