June 2014 Android distribution numbers are in, KitKat making even more ground


Google’s monthly Android distribution statistics are finally in for the month of June 2014. The Android version we most care about, of course, is KitKat, which has grown by leaps and bounds since our last check-in for May.

KitKat has increased from 8.5% distribution to 13.6%, which is remarkable to say the least (especially considering KitKat’s seemingly-slow start, as the February numbers showed us). The likely reason for this is the increasing sales of the HTC One M8 and Samsung Galaxy S5, two devices running KitKat right out of the box. Older devices, from these two manufacturers and others, are also increasingly getting updates to the latest version of Android.

Other changes of note are the dismissal of Android 3.0.x, Honeycomb, as those builds now account for less than 0.1% of the total. Ancient operating systems such as Froyo still live on though, much to our disappointment, though we’re getting closer to finally letting go.

Finally, Android 4.2.x and 4.3 (Jelly Bean) have seen some growth, which likely means some manufacturers aren’t upgrading to Android 4.4-based builds right away.

The full breakdown is available below:

android distribution numbers june 2014

Source: Android Developers

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