In January, Google released its monthly Android distribution numbers, which showcased yet another big month of growth for Android 4.4 KitKat. While that trend continues into February with the latest numbers released from the search giant, the growth is much smaller. More important than that, though, is that a newcomer has finally made an appearance.
Google has just posted its February Android distribution numbers, which as usual consists of a 7-day period of time that ended today. The numbers are generated from devices that contact the Google Play Store, and showcase which version of the mobile operating system they are running as they do. As a result, the February numbers show a small growth from January’s numbers to February’s from Android 4.4 KitKat, with January’s totals at 39.1 percent, while February showcases 39.7 percent.
Android 4.1-4.3 Jelly Bean actually saw decline from one month to the next, down from 46 percent to 44.5 percent. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich also fell from 6.7 percent to 6.4 percent.
As the older versions of Android start to fade out into the sunset, and while KitKat continues to hold its own, Android 5.0 Lollipop has officially made its debut into the charts at 1.6 percent. While it’s obviously not a huge number by any means, it’s a good move in the right direction for Android’s latest version, and that number will surely only continue to climb as new devices see their way into the market this year.
Which version of Android is your daily driver running?