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Poll: what version of Android do you have? KitKat now outranks Froyo

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Which version of Android do you have? / © Naldotech

In the latest Android Dashboard released by the Android Developers Blog, the December figures show that Android 4.4 KitKat is now outranking Froyo (Android 2.2), appearing on 1.4% of devices (Froyo is still running on 1.3% of Androids). The legacy builds (Froyo, Gingerbread and Honeycomb) are still running on 22.6% of devices. Gingerbread, the most popular of the legacy builds, with 21.2% of that total, is down about 3% since last month and Jelly Bean and KitKat are on the rise with the recent spate of Android 4.3 updates and the devices sold over the holidays running Android 4.4 out of the box or receiving the update soon thereafter.

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Next month's figures may well see the legacy versions of Android drop below 20%. / © Android Developers Blog

The data in the Dashboard reflects the devices that accessed the Google Play Store app in the previous seven days (in this case, the week ending January 8th, 2014). As the number of devices running legacy versions of Android decreases, the task for app developers gets infinitely easier, as they can then focus on the much simpler task of only supporting devices running Android 4.0 on API 15 or higher. Presently, more than 75% of Android devices are capable of running apps that only support Android 4.0 and above.

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  • Zaid Siddiqui Jan 30, 2014 Link to comment

    Kitkat 4.4.2


  • Carmelo Rivera Jan 28, 2014 Link to comment

    Hi Kris! Is it true that if I root my phone, it won't receive an update I'm waiting for?


    • My1 Jan 28, 2014 Link to comment

      it is depending on your device.
      but it isnt certain that you wont. rather that you cant get it unless you do it by yourself (and that does not mean that you have to search for updates manually, but rather that you have to flash them manually, BUT when you have a custom ROM, then I can say that A FEW of them also have OTA functions, meaning tzhey can update themselves...


  • Bogdan Alexandru Jan 26, 2014 Link to comment

    Miui V5 on 4.2.1 BB :)


  • Kamal Bhandal Jan 26, 2014 Link to comment

    i have tab 2 p3100 android 4.1.2 can i update to 4.4?


    • My1 Jan 26, 2014 Link to comment

      maybe with a custom ROM but probably not officially...


  • crachor Jan 23, 2014 Link to comment

    my first gen nexus 7 runs 4.4.2.
    but my Galaxy S3 is only running 4.3 (I don't really mess around with rooting or anything like that)


  • jesper jensen Jan 23, 2014 Link to comment

    waiting for kitkat here in Denmark but running jb 4.3


    • Kris Carlon Jan 26, 2014 Link to comment

      Hey @Jesper, one of our other Danish readers said he had received the update already, so you shouldn't have too wait long.


      • My1 Jan 26, 2014 Link to comment

        but it depends on your device...
        if you have an S3 it could take a bit, but with Note 3 it should arrvice soon...


      • Kris Carlon Jan 26, 2014 Link to comment

        Accurate as always @Philipp! I mistook the user profile above @Jesper's and thought he had a Note 3. I hate the way the profile boxes float in the comments!


      • My1 Jan 26, 2014 Link to comment

        I didnt even look at his device, but I hate the profile infos coming up in such an annoying manner. at least on PC you could make them come to the LEFT and everyone's happy...


  • Rocky Gray Jan 21, 2014 Link to comment

    The Android Family History.


  • John Evans Jan 19, 2014 Link to comment

    je on my Samsung galaxy 3 LTE running on jb4.3 ( no issues now)


  • Pteryx Jan 17, 2014 Link to comment

    JB 4.1.2 on Rugby LTE


  • pam mroz Jan 16, 2014 Link to comment

    JB 4.2.2 on LG G2.


  • Mark R. Jan 16, 2014 Link to comment

    kit kat via CM on Nexus S & stock on nexus4


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    Deactivated Account Jan 16, 2014 Link to comment

    KK on my nexus s 4g, JB 4.3 on Galaxy S3 (no issues with the update)


  • Sunny Jan 15, 2014 Link to comment

    JB 4.3 on galaxy s3


  • sinkster Jan 15, 2014 Link to comment

    Seriously can't remember the last time I saw a phone running cupcake or donut.

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