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March 2014 Android platform distribution numbers

It's that time of the month once again, friends. Google today updated its Android Developers page with stats on the distribution of each version of its mobile operating system. The figures are the result of Google collecting data from all the Android devices that accessed the Google Play Store during the 7-day period ending on March 3.

Up first is Android 4.4 KitKat, which managed to crack the 2 percent mark this month, going from a 1.8 percent share of all Android devices in February to a 2.5 percent share in March. Android 4.1-4.3 Jelly Bean grew to a 62 percent share, continuing its reign atop the Google dessert pile. Meanwhile, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich dropped from 16.1 percent to 15.2 percent.

Android 3.2 Honeycomb held on to the same 0.1 percent share that it's had for several months now, while Android 2.3.3-2.3.7 Gingerbread lost 1 percent of its share to finish the March survey period with a 19 percent share. How the mighty have fallen, right? Finally, Android 2.2 Froyo finished the 7-day data collection with a share of 1.2 percent.

There's nothing terribly shocking about these newest Android distribution stats, but it is good to see Gingerbread continue to fade away while Jelly Bean and KitKat grow. What will be interesting is seeing what kind of a boost that the launch of the Galaxy S5 will have on Android 4.4's share. The S5 is slated to launch in April, and so we'll likely have to wait for May's numbers to learn about its impact, but the good news is that KitKat will continue to grow in the mean time as more existing devices are updated to the newest version of Google's mobile OS.

Which versions of Android are you currently rocking on your devices?

Via Android Developers


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