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Will Verduzco · Feb 4, 2014

Platform Stats Updated: Nearly 80% on Android 4.0+, Gingerbread Down to 20%

Android fragmentation and its effects on the app and developer ecosystems is a topic perpetually up for heated debate. On one hand, having updates controlled by carriers and OEMs makes it effectively impossible for the majority of devices to be running Google's latest and greatest. But on the other hand, Android's decentralized update system certainly mitigates this to an extent thanks to various first party Google apps that have now made their way into the Play Store, as well as...

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Will Verduzco · Jan 12, 2014

KitKat Now 1.4% of Android Users, Nearly 60% Running Jelly Bean, Gingerbread Down to 21%

A little over a month ago, Google released its Android Platform Distribution Statistics for the tail end of 2013. Now, we've entered a new year. And as expected, we also have a new batch of platform stats available on the Android Developer Dashboard. In general, the new stats indicate a gradual move to newer Android OS builds. In the last month, KitKat rose from 1.1% to 1.4%. While this number may not sound like a lot, it's still somewhat surprising given how...

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Will Verduzco · Dec 3, 2013

KitKat Now 1% of Android Users, Nearly 75% Running ICS or Greater

Over the last six years, we've seen Android mature from an underdog of an operating system to the mobile OS juggernaut that it is today. During the course of its evolution, we've seen quite a few major versions of the OS, with Android 4.4 KitKat being the most recent. Now thanks to the release of the Google Nexus 5 as well as Motorola and HTC's timely updates, 1.1% of Android users (who have access to Google Play Services) are enjoying...

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