Over 70% of Android is still occupied by KitKat and JellyBean devices

Google keeps logs of all Android smartphones that visit the Google Play Store. This information helps to prioritize efforts for supporting different devices by revealing which devices are active in the Android and Google Play ecosystem.

Android reports

According to the charts, Android devices running Jelly Bean and KitKat still takes a huge chunk of the ecosystem. Over 70% to be precise. This goes to tell us the level of fragmentation on Android. Gradually, Lollipop is gaining ground with software updates and new devices release, though we don’t see it overtaking KitKat or Jelly Bean any sooner.


This data reflects devices running the latest Google Play Store app, which is compatible with Android version 2.2 and higher, this means that devices running older versions are not included. Follow the source link to read the full report.


Etoniru Chibueze

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2 thoughts on “Over 70% of Android is still occupied by KitKat and JellyBean devices

  • August 4, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    as long as updates are optional for OEMs or have to undergo firmware updates with carriers, fragmentation will remain a big problem

  • August 4, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    This is not new, Android devices with the “older” OS always dominate over the newest version.

    Next year, when Android M is out, we’ll get another article saying that 70% of Android devices are running Kit Kat and Lollipop.

    Android is not iOS.

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