It is the first week of the new month March and the Internet God – Google have updated the Android distribution chart which has a major change in the ratio of Kitkat users from 1.8% to 2.5%, that is with the rise of 0.7% from last month. The another great news is, the Gingerbread is now below 20% mark and falling continuously.
The distribution chart also shows that the 4.0 + consist of 80% of devices which is also tells the developers to use the API 15 as the base version to provide user with the ultimate experience. The jellybean itself comprises of 62% of Google Play connected devices.
The Froyo version of Android consist of 1.2 % where as Gingerbread consist of only 19% of all android distribution. The gingerbread was announced three years ago and still have a strong 19% of overall acquisition shows how strong it is. Although it is continuously reducing from last six months.
Many smartphone manufactures have released the 4.4 Kitkat update for the devices and thus it have been the biggest reason of the huge increase in the proportion of the Android Kitkat version.
It’s also worth noting that beginning in July, Google will no longer allow OEMs to release products with an operating system over nine months old; in other words, they’ll be limited to Android 4.3 and 4.4.
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