Every month, Google puts out a chart that shows the current state of the Android ecosystem and illustrates which Android versions are dominating as well as which are fading into technological oblivion. The chart for early August shows that KitKat is definitely growing, with more than a fifth of active Android devices running the newest OS. Percentage-wise, it currently has 20.9 percent, up from 17.9 percent a month earlier.
However, things aren’t going so well for every version of Android that predates KitKat. Every version older than KitKat has shown a decline, which Ice Cream Sandwich coming close to reaching single digits for the first time since its release and Jelly Bean (Android 4.1-4.3) dropping a few notches.
Gingerbread has arguably been the most durable of all the Android versions, but has declined about 7 percent since January. With Android L coming soon, it’s going to be interesting to see just how long Android KitKat can endure against it.