Android in October: KitKat distribution share edges past 30%

03 November, 2014
The latest Android 5.0 Lollipop will likely begin showing up in the next distribution report from Google.

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  • Anonymous

Custom Android 5.0 Lollipop ROMs bring the Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy S III Mini back to life. read the blog you!!!

  • Anonymous

Can't you people hear? I hate sony!! That is my maximum update to sony.

  • Anonymous

the tech nerd, 06 Nov 2014If u had android 4.2 Android initially then maximum update sony ... moreAnd sony will make device unstable with their maximum update.

xperia l, 04 Nov 2014i have android 4.2.2 jelly bean on sony phone,but i like 4.4 kitkatIf u had android 4.2 Android initially then maximum update sony will give will be android 4.3

  • Anonymous

AnonD-243489, 04 Nov 2014These numbers are pretty useless to average users. Most people o... moreAnd those users change manufacturers fate? I hate sony!!

  • Anonymous

AnonD-243489, 04 Nov 2014These numbers are pretty useless to average users. Most people o... morewhich is why apple is already good enough.

IN order to use the latest version of Android, requires a 700 flag ship phone. IN other words, note 3, galaxy s4 will struggle to use lollipop.

  • Anonymous

Anonym, 04 Nov 2014I'm pretty sure Samsung also has it's fair share... probably eve... moreOkay second place for Samsung

  • AnonD-190733

I feel more than half of jb share is due to s2,s3 and one x more than Sony devices

  • Anonym

Anonymous, 04 Nov 2014All these jellybean devices are sony smartphones, Sony takes the... moreI'm pretty sure Samsung also has it's fair share... probably even bigger than Sony given how they sell far more devices.

  • Anonymous

When release it Android 4.4.4 for Samsung Galaxy S4 I9506

  • AnonD-243489

These numbers are pretty useless to average users. Most people only use a few apps like facebook, whatsapp and candycrush. Those all run just fine on anything above froyo. People who care about updates buy nexuses or motorolas. It's that simple.

  • Anonymous

All these jellybean devices are sony smartphones, Sony takes the major share in jellybean version.

  • xperia l

i have android 4.2.2 jelly bean on sony phone,but i like 4.4 kitkat

  • GregLu

Good, they can have a break now :-)

  • AnonD-259899

AnonD-4470, 04 Nov 2014Google is trying hard to get better adoption, like the Silver pr... more"Most people don't care" is what you claim, it may in the remote cases apply to those who have no idea about what a smartphone is capable of. To such users the point of a smartphone is also a big question.

Those who use the smartphones for it's true purpose always exhaust the phone pretty easily.

OS updates bring huge improvements every time a major release is done. Project Butter with Jelly Bean, Project Svelte in Kitkat and now Project Volta in Lollipop. The benefits are huge if you knew what these projects are all about. So why would a customer not want them?! Are you trying to imply customers should be happy with substandard support for overpriced mid speced phones these OEMs throw out? That reeks of elitism from the likes of execs of such OEMs who will stoop to any level to justify their lack of product support for anything less than the top flagship.

  • AnonD-4470

AnonD-259899, 04 Nov 2014Google has nothing to do with it, it's the garbage OEMs who put ... moreGoogle is trying hard to get better adoption, like the Silver program and Android One. But they can't force manufacturers. And most consumers don't really care. Most apps run on any 4.x version and the updates don't bring much to an average user so why should they?

To most people who do care about updates, an update is just the hope that their phone will suddenly perform faster or last longer on a battery when they should have just bought a more expensive phone for that.

  • Anonymous

Sid, 04 Nov 2014is this for real?...Gingerbread has bigger share than Kitkat?coz it handset can not upgrade furthermore.... so they stay on gb all of their life

  • AnonD-259899

AnonD-298939, 04 Nov 2014Google pretends to care but really they are a business like ever... moreGoogle runs on ad revenue they are going to seek every avenue to place adds or use data like Google fit that will collect all your private health data and sell it to the highest corporate bidder. Big data/Analytics is a big business since some time now.

But I digressed as what you are talking about has nothing to do with rolling out faster updates from OEMs.

Don't like ads or your data going to evil corporations? then don't use the ones with more ads, or better yet don't use any smart device.

  • AnonD-259899

regs, 04 Nov 2014It's Google's OS, so Google has all to do with this. It's all th... moreNope, OEMs don't follow any standards. You don't seem to know what AOSP is all about. This is the price to pay for open source on all levels. Some restrictions need to be in place to prevent fragmentation. You don't need to be apple to have less fragmentation.

  • AnonD-298939

AnonD-259899, 04 Nov 2014Google has nothing to do with it, it's the garbage OEMs who put ... moreGoogle pretends to care but really they are a business like everyone else. Their goal is to simply saturate the market with as many Android devices as possible regardless of version or updates -- because the more devices with the Play Store on them is more opportunities to generate revenue.