March 24, 2023

Android 4.4 KitKat Appears on OS Distribution Charts for First Time Ever, Claims 1.1 Percent of Devices

Android distribution, Android versions, Android fragmentation

It’s been a pretty interesting few months for Android. Jelly Bean dominated over Gingerbread for the first time back in August and now Android 4.4 KitKat appears for the first time in this month’s chart.

Already, 1.1 percent of active Android devices are running the new KitKat OS, which has only been out for a little over a month. Still, even with that new addition, the aforementioned dominance of Jelly Bean continues with Android 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, and all versions in between garnering a whopping 52.1% of the Android space. Gingerbread, meanwhile, still clings to life with 26.3 percent, even outperforming Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich despite the fact that it’s far older.

It’s worth noting, however, that devices have only recently begun receiving KitKat updates, so we’ll likely see some far greater growth by the time next month’s Android chart comes around. Still, 1.1 percent of an OS that currently dominates the mobile OS market is no small feat.