Google announced yesterday that KitKat is going to be the next i.e 4.4 version of Android. Meanwhile, Jelly Bean continues to be the most used version of its mobile platform, according to new figures released by Google.
The share of Android 4.0 Ice cream sandwich however went down from 22.5 percent last month to 21.7 percent this month. Gingerbread 2.3 still remains very popular with 3 in 10 devices having the Android version installed on it. It has fallen 3% from 33% last month to 30.7% this month. Honeycomb has the lowest penetration at 0.1 per cent of all devices, and as noted, Donut and Eclair are off the charts due to incompatibility with apps on Google Play. Surprisingly, Google does not include Android 4.3 which it released in July for Nexus devices. I wonder when will Google roll out an update for Android 4.3 to current Jelly Bean users.
We might see an increased percentage of Jelly Bean users next month as all the major devices sold today run on this latest version of Android. Google also announced yesterday that it is past 1 billion device activations to date. Will Jelly Bean cross the 50% installations in few months? What do you think?