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Android 4.4 KitKat is running on over one percent of all active devices that connected to the Play Store in the last week of November.

Google released statistics on the Android version, display size and density, and Open GL ES support of all devices that checked in to the Play Store in the seven days ending December 2. Because Google takes into account only active devices with access to the Play Store, devices that are not compatible with Google services, such as Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablets and many Android devices in China, are not included in the tally.

Android 4.4 KitKat, which launched along the Nexus 5 on October 31, is already running on 1.1 percent of active Android devices. Besides the Nexus 5, the latest version of Android rolled out to the Nexus 4, Nexus 7 (both generations), Nexus 10, Samsung’s and HTC’s Google Play edition phones, and the Moto X.

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For comparison, Android 4.3 (launched in late July) first registered in the Platform Version update from October 2, with a 1.5 percent share.

Compared to last month, Android 4.3 grew to 4.2 percent from 2.3 percent, Android 4.1 and Android 4.2 registered minor growth, while Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) actually declined 1.2 percentage points.

After breaking the 50 percent threshold last month, Jelly Bean (Android 4.1-Android 4.3) now accounts for 54.5 percent of all devices. The aging Android 2.3 Gingerbread continues its slow descent into oblivion, with a decline of 2.5 percentage points.

Google also release statistics concerning the generalized display sizes and display densities of Android devices, as well as the OpenGL ES version share.




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