the last three months, the numbers for the Android OS
have shown pronounced trends.
There is a steady rise when it comes to the latest version of the OS,
, and a steady decline as
far as the previous version, Jelly Bean
, goes. The numbers for the
7-day period ending July 7 show that KitKat numbers have risen from
June's 13.6 percent to 17.9 percent this month - an increase of 4.3
percent. The rise for Android KitKat was not as prominent as the one
seen in the last three months. But, with more and more new devices
running the new version of the OS, it is obvious that the numbers will
rise even further.
On the Android Developers blog, if numbers
are compared to the previous month, then the rise is visible more
clearly. KitKat for instance gained 5.1 percent in May to rise from 8.5
percent to 13.6 percent in May. Coming to the current largest
shareholder, Android Jelly Bean, the total share for all the versions
(4.1, 4.2 and 4.3) stands at 56.5 percent. This is a 1.9 percent fall
from June's 58.4 percent. To take individual breakups, Android Jelly
Bean 4.3 fell from 10.3 percent to 9 percent - a fall of 1.3 percent.
Android Jelly Bean 4.2 surprisingly gained 0.6 percent from last month's
19.1 percent to 19.7 percent. Android Jelly Bean 4.1 fell from last
month's 29 percent to 27.8 percent - a fall of 1.2 percent.
(Also see: KitKat Now Running on 13.6 Percent of Android Devices: Google)
data was collected on a seven-day period ending July 7. This data
reflects devices running the latest Google Play app, which is compatible
with Android 2.2 and higher. Taking a look at the other versions of the
Android platform, there were again similar trends that were seen.
Android Ice Cream Sandwich (version 4.0.3 -
version 4.0.4) fell 0.9 percent from last month's 12.3 percent to 11.4
percent this month. Android Gingerbread
(version 2.3.3 - version
2.3.7) also fell 1.4 percent from 14.9 percent to 13.5 percent. Android
version 2.2 Froyo fell from 0.8
percent to 0.7 percent this month.
(Also see: KitKat Grows Steadily in April, Now on 8.5 Percent of Android Devices: Google)
Google also says that since the
data is gathered from the new Google Play store, which supports Android
Version 2.2 Froyo and above, older versions of the devices running the
Android OS are not included. However in August 2013, devices running
versions older than 2.2 accounted for 1 percent of devices checking-in
to Google servers.
As far as the information about the OpenGL
version is concerned, OpenGL 1.1 continued with its 0.1 percent share.
OpenGL 2.0, even though comfortably in the lead, fell from 83.6 percent
last month to 81.7 percent this month - a fall of 1.9 percent. On the
other hand OpenGL version 3.0 rose steadily to 18.2 percent from last
month's 16.3 percent - a rise of 1.9 percent.