Android 4.4 KitKat on almost 25% of Android devices

Android version distribution - September 2014Google has updated its Google Android Platform Versions report once more. Following on the trend we’ve seen in recent months, Android 4.4.x KitKat continues to make progress and is now on 24.5% of all Android devices as older versions like Android Jelly Bean (4.1.x to 4.3), Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0.3 to 4.0.4) and Gingerbread (2.3.3 to 2.3.7) all showed signs of decline.

Android Froyo (Android 2.2) continues to cling to the carts with its (unchanged from last month) 0.7% share.

With Android L now just around the corner, these latest Android numbers still show that Google has much work to do to eliminate the perception of fragmentation. Android Jelly Bean and KitKat now account for 78.3% of all Android devices but these numbers still fall far short of what Apple has accomplished.

As of September 7, iOS 7 is on 92% of all iOS devices. iOS 6 and older versions now account for a mere 8%. Apple will release iOS 8 on September 17 so next month we will know just how quickly the latest version of its operating system is being adopted.

iOS version distribution - September 7, 2014

Apple and Google regularly publish their platform version reports to help developers plan what versions of the operating systems they need to support in their apps. It also gives us a glimpse at the state of the Android and iOS universes at a specific point in time.

Sources : Google Developers // Apple Developer