New Android Distribution Figures Show KitKat Growth, but Not Enough
It’s time to check out some figures related to the evolution of Android and its distribution. This recap is supposed to cover the first week of February and compares the result to January’s evolution.
Turns out that Android 4.4 KitKat did manage to grow its market share from last month, but it wasn’t a big growth. The chocolate bar only gained 0.4% getting from 1.4% in January to 1.8% this month. The Android 4.1-4.3 releases had a much larger growth, of 1.8%, finishing the 7 day review period with a 60.9% of the whole Android pie.
The pre-4.x versions of Android show that Honeycomb is still hanging, with 0.1% of the total and Android 2.3 Gingerbread, the old champion has fallen to 20%. Android 2.2 is still alive at 1.3%. One of the biggest pushers of the KitKat release is the recent release of the OS for HTC One in a variety of markets. I’m pretty sure that in March we’ll see a much bigger growth.