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KitKat captures 34 percent Android market share in November

Lollipop, the latest version of the OS, runs on less than 0.1 percent of all Android devices.

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Google’s Android distribution numbers come out at the start of every month, and the numbers for November have revealed that Android 4.4 KitKat is now running on 33.9 percent of all devices powered by Google’s mobile OS. That’s a 3.7 percent increase over a month ago; the rise is most likely due to new devices coming out with KitKat out of the box, and the same reason will probably play out over the coming months before manufacturers start using Lollipop as the default OS.

Speaking of Lollipop, the latest version of Android is practically non-existent in the grand scheme of things at the moment, failing to even make it into the distribution numbers (Google doesn’t list any version that is on less than 0.1 percent of devices.) Lollipop’s share should rise in the coming months, but given the typical slow pace of Android updates, it’s unlikely to make a significant impact before February or March next year.

The most widespread version of Android remains Jelly Bean (versions 4.1 to 4.3), running on 48.7 percent of devices. That’s almost a four percent drop in a span of 30 days, suggesting KitKat is climbing the charts at a quick pace. As for the rest of the market, Gingerbread and Froyo together command around 10 percent share, while Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0) continues its presence at 7.8 percent.

Source: Android Developers

Abhijeet Mishra
http://androidtelegraph.com
Abhijeet holds an avid interest in technology, and when he's not tinkering with this smartphone or covering the latest development in the mobile world (or singing along to classics from Dean Martin or Frank Sinatra), he can be found reading a novel or two.

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