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Android 4.4 KitKat now running on 1.1% of Android devices

News   •   Dec 06, 2013 13:55 GMT

Google’s charts now reveal that Android 4.4 (KitKat) is running on 1.1% of Android devices in the wild.

The numbers were first seen by Android Central. According to the site, “Google has released the monthly report of version numbers, where we can see just what version of Android (in what amount) people are visiting Google Play with. As expected, KitKat debuts with a tiny slice holding just 1.1 percent of the total. 

“Jelly Bean in all its various flavors has captured just over half the pie with a 54 percent total, while Gingerbread is still holding on with 24 percent, down from 26 percent just a month ago. Froyo is dead, and I think it's a good time for developers to drop support for Android 2.2 going forward with new apps.”

The site adds, ““A lot of fuss will be made over these numbers, but what's most important is the amount of devices on 4.x and higher, which is right around three-quarters of the total with 74 percent. The purpose of these charts is to tell developers what version to target as a minimum, and developers starting with a "modern" versions will have a huge user base to court with great apps.”

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