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Google data shows that less than 2% of Android users have migrated to KitKat

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:45PM EST
Android 4.4 KitKat Market Share

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The latest Android update has been gradually rolling out to the biggest smartphones on the market over the past several months, but it doesn’t appear to have made much of an impact yet. Google reports on its Android Developer site that KitKat has only been distributed to 1.8% of Android phones so far. Jelly Bean is still the version of choice for Android users, with an astonishing 60.7% of the user base.

Google determined the share of each version of Android by taking a snapshot from the data of every device that visited the Google Play Store in the seven days leading up to  February 4th. Devices running any versions of Android below 2.2 were not included in the results. As you can see, nothing else can compete with Jelly Bean distribution, although Gingerbread is surprisingly still more popular than the more recent Ice Cream Sandwich.

In case you needed any more proof that fragmentation is still a problem for Android smartphones, here you go. Although the HTC One KitKat update should in the next few weeks, pushing even more Jelly Bean users to KitKat, it’s still surprising to see how few Android device owners have converted to the latest version of Android while iOS 7 adoption skyrocketed within a day of its release.

Jacob Siegal
Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.