Android KitKat, Android 4.4, New Android version

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.

Android ecosystem, Android chart, Android fragmentation

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.

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By Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing. In addition to the links below, he can be found on LinkedIn and can also be found on his website at