Google has release Android distribution stats for the month of August as our last month predictions goes, Android Kitkat continues to grow. So Android Kitkat is now on quarter of all Android devices.
This gain in Kitkat is mostly at the expense of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The gain in Kitkat is also due to large number of device that came up last month are with Android Kitkat out of box and thanks to Kitkat ability that it can be run on low-end smartphone as well.
Since many devices got updated from 4.1 Jelly Bean to 4.2 and 4.3, they both registered a slight gain in share. Gingerbread see decline from 13.6% last month to 11.4% percent this month.
October 2014 Prediction
Each month we are predicting what will be the trend up next month. Here is our prediction for October 2014 months –
- Android Kitkat device will see increase, maybe up to 27% of devices.
- Ice Cream Sandwich share will shrink further, maybe less than 8%.
- Jelly Bean will see slight decrease.
- Android Gingerbread market share will be down to less than 12% next month.
Via : Developer Android