Android KitKat activation hits 13.6%, Jelly Bean down to 58.4%

It’s that time of the month when Google releases its monthly Android distribution numbers.  KitKat’s share is consistently increasing for the past two months and now, Google’s latest version of Android is present on 13.6% . This is up from 8.5% in May and 5.3% in April.


The rise in KitKat activation can be attributed to flagship smartphone launches like Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 and Sony Xeperia Z2.  Previous models from these and other smartphone makers are also getting the KitKat update, which means KitKat adoption will only surge next month.

Moving on,  Android Jelly Bean (4.1, 4.2 and 4.3) has seen a slight drop to 58.4% in June from 60.8% in May. Ice Cream Sandwich comes in at 12.3% from 13.4% last month while Gingerbread saw the decline to 14.9%, down from 16.2%. Froyo is still present on 0.8 percent of Android devices and Honeycomb finally reached the <0.1% mark and has been removed from the chart.

Author: Sneha Bokil

Sneha Bokil is a tech enthusiast and is currently using OnePlus 3T but she still treasures her Nokia N70 (M). You can follow her on Twitter @snehabokil and on Google+