Google has been seeding its Andorid OS to number of Smartphones since 2008. However, in September 2013, Google has generated a report which showed 1 billion activated Android users around the globe. Meanwhile, different android versions have come with specific themes. These versions have been seeded since 2009 with number of different features. Android 1.0, being the first one, then cupcake (1.5) and Donut (1.6), Éclair (2.0-2.1), Foryo (2.2-2.2.3), Gingerbread, Honeycomb and so on… And now we are here with the most latest one OS KitKat (4.4).
Google has just come up with its monthly report which refers to number of activated devices and Android versions. According to this March 2014 report, Froyo, Android OS version 2.2-2.2.3, has left with as less as 1.2 percent of the total activated devices of Android population, whereas Gingerbread – Android OS version 2.3 – has data of below 20 percent population. And Honeycomb is at 0.1 percent share. However, major share holder from Android population is Android 4.X, which holds Ice Cream Sandwich and above… This class is at 79.7 percent share of all the activated devices. While, there is a major dip, which has been seen in Android 4.0 and 4.1 – 50.5 percent. In case of Android versions 4.2, 4.3 and 4.4, all of them have a big strike and it has been reported that they have shown growth rate and stand at 29.2 percent. The most recent being KitKat 4.4 has shown growth and stands at 2.5 percent, which is better than that of February – 1.8 percent.
People have been picking up smartphones on daily basis. As, older ones will be replaced by new ones, so it is a not gainsaying fact that Froyo – 2.2 and Honeycomb will exist no longer in near future. But, Ice Cream Sandwich and KitKat will be getting maximum shares. Let’s wait for the next report from Google.
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