New month, new Android platform distribution numbers.
Google today posted the latest Android distribution stats, which are the result of an effort to track all Android devices that accessed the Play Store in the week ending on September 9. Here’s what El Goog found:
Android 4.4 KitKat: 24.5 percent, up from 20.9 percent last month
Android 4.1-4.3 Jelly Bean: 53.9 percent, down from 54.2 percent
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich: 9.6 percent, down from 10.6 percent
Android 2.3 Gingerbread: 11.4 percent, down from 13.6 percent
Android 2.2 Froyo: 0.7 percent, held steady from last month
Last month’s report was a tad strange in that we saw Gingerbread actually gain some share, but everything appears to be back to normal in September. KitKat is growing thanks to the continued launch of new Android hardware running Android 4.4, and the older versions are dropping as consumers continue to upgrade to new devices. Expect this trend to continue for the next few months as new hardware is released and manufacturers gear up for Android L.