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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AnonD-259899, 04 Nov 2014Google has nothing to do with it, it's the garbage OEMs who put ... moreIt's Google's OS, so Google has all to do with this. It's all their fault for failing to develop a proper deployment system.

  • AnonD-259899

regs, 04 Nov 2014lol 30% after a year poor google, failed miserably to deploy ... moreGoogle has nothing to do with it, it's the garbage OEMs who put out outdated OSes when they launch their mid ranged phones after which they never bother to release a single update. Even if they did they would be doing it like 1 year after the said version is out on the market.

Google should introduce serious measures to ban any OEM not confirming to methods to release quick updates to their phones. This will discourage all those rubbish UIs being released into the market that delays update rollouts. Many XDA roms have shown you don't even need to touch the overlays to introduce useful practical features.

Market differentiation should not be based on UI looks, it should be based on the features that are useful on their own without relying on fancy different looking UIs/Overlays.

lol 30% after a year

poor google, failed miserably to deploy os update

  • Dododo

LOL, 30%!

And the headline about iOS 8 share claimed that adoption is slow because it was only at just over 50%! After less than a month out!

As to Kit Kat, I like it, but it was mostly bug fixes IMO.

  • AnonD-136823

it looks like gingerbread will never die
just like xp on windows

  • AnonD-327179

my phone boots 4.2.1 .... has 4.4.2 update but I don't use kitkat for bugs :/

  • Anonymous

nice 2 c u ANDROID.....!

  • Sid

is this for real?...Gingerbread has bigger share than Kitkat?