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Android distribution numbers show KitKat growth, but not much for Lollipop

Posted by wicked January - 7 - 2015 - Wednesday Comments Off

android distribution january 2015Google has updated their Android distribution numbers for January, and everything is about where we expect it to be. Ice Cream Sandwich saw a decline, although small, while KitKat increased its market share by about 5% to 39.1%. Most of that growth came at the expense of the much older Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread, as they both saw about a 1% decline each. Froyo is sitting at 0.4%, down from 0.5%, so it’s hanging on as hard as it can.

Interestingly, Lollipop hasn’t registered on these distribution numbers. Google always notes that they don’t display Android versions that account for less than 0.1% of the market, so if that’s the reasoning behind not displaying Lollipop, the adoption for Android 5.0 is not good.

Of course, Google could always just not be including the data since the OS is so new. We’ll find out in the next few months as major Android OEMs begin updating their older devices and releasing new phones running Lollipop out of the box.

source: Google

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Monday Poll: Which version of Android is your phone running?

Posted by Kellex December - 16 - 2014 - Tuesday Comments Off

We know that not everyone here owns a Nexus device or new Moto X and has been basking in the beauty of Android 5.0 “Lollipop” for a couple of weeks. And since that is the case, that means that a lot of you are probably running Kit Kat or maybe even Jelly Bean (hopefully, nothing older). But, because this is Droid Life and we like to find out for sure through polls, we are going to do that now with a simple question of, “Which version of Android is your phone running?”

As the numbers roll in, it should be interesting to see how an Android community compares to Google’s official distribution numbers. On December 1, Google updated the numbers, showing KitKat at 33.9%, Jelly Bean at 48.7%, Ice Cream Sandwich at 7.8%, and Gingerbread at 9.1%. I would venture to guess that these will be much different. Still, let’s see!

Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post’s poll.

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Android distrubtion shows KitKat leading as all other versions decline

Posted by wicked December - 1 - 2014 - Monday Comments Off

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The latest round of Android distribution numbers is no different than last month’s changes. While continuing to dominate as a whole, Jelly Bean is declining in favor of KitKat. Jelly Bean has finally fell below 50% and KitKat is now approaching 34%. With the release of Lollipop, it is highly unlikely that KitKat will ever surpass Jelly Bean; however, Jelly Bean should continue to see declines and eventually lose its lead.

Actually, all versions of Android are on seeing percentages slide down except for KitKat. Somehow, Froyo is still clinging on with 0.5% but that should be ushered out within the next three months or so because newer versions of Android are much better suited for low-cost devices. Gingerbread is looming around 9% and Ice Cream Sandwich fell below 7.8%.

Expect Android 5.0 Lollipop to arrive on the chart next month when it has had time to be pushed to additional devices.

Source: Android Developers

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Android Distribution Updated for December 2014, Kit Kat Up to 34%

Posted by Kellex December - 1 - 2014 - Monday Comments Off

The Android distribution numbers were updated today to show the continue rise in share of Android 4.4 “Kit Kat.” While no longer the newest version of Android, Android 4.4 does not account for over a third of Android devices, weighing in at 33.9% (up from 30.2% in November). The rest of the versions have fallen, with Jelly Bean (Android 4.3) dropped to 48.7%, which is down from the 50.9% it sat at last month. 

Ice Cream Sandwich (7.8%), Gingerbread (9.1%), and Froyo (0.5%) round out the rest.

Android 5.0 “Lollipop” did not make its first appearance on the chart this month. It either sits at less than 0.1% of the pie or Google decided to leave it off for now. Maybe next month?

You can see last month’s numbers here.

Via:  Android

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Lollipop’s keyboard can now be installed on any Android device without root

Posted by wicked October - 20 - 2014 - Monday Comments Off

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If you’re hankering for a taste of Android L but don’t have a Nexus device to install the SDK on, you could always check out its new keyboard, which is now available for almost any Android-powered device running Ice Cream Sandwich or later.

A third-party developer has extracted the keyboard APK from an official Android L developer preview build and made it available to download from a secure file sharing website. It’s free, has no ads, and does not require root access.

Hit the break for the download link and instructions on how to install the file on your smartphone/tablet.

Installing the keyboard is easy. Simply navigate to this page, tap the download button and click install when you’re prompted to do so. You may have to allow installations from third-party sources if you haven’t already. To do this head into settings, then security and check the box entitled ‘Unknown sources’ and you’re good to go.

If you happen to run into any issues along the way do be sure to drop a comment in the section below, and we’ll do our very best to get you back on track.

Download: Android File Host
Source: XDA

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Lollipop’s keyboard can now be installed on any Android device without root

Posted by wicked October - 19 - 2014 - Sunday Comments Off

Android-5.0-Lollipop

If you’re hankering for a taste of Android L but don’t have a Nexus device to install the SDK on, you can check out its awesome new keyboard, which is now available for almost any Android-powered device running Ice Cream Sandwich or later.

A third-party developer has extracted the keyboard APK from an official Android L developer preview build and made it available to download from a secure file sharing website. It’s free, has no ads, and does not require root access.

Hit the break for the download link and instructions on how to install the file on your smartphone/tablet.

Installing the keyboard is easy. Simply navigate to this page, tap the download button and click install when you’re prompted to do so. You may have to allow installations from third-party sources if you haven’t already. To do this head into settings, then security and check the box entitled ‘Unknown sources’ and you’re good to go.

If you happen to run into any issues along the way do be sure to drop a comment in the section below, and we’ll do our very best to get you back on track.

Download: AndroidFileHost
Via: XDA

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Android Distribution Updated for September 2014 – Kit Kat Closes in on 25%

Posted by Kellex September - 10 - 2014 - Wednesday Comments Off

The Android team updated the platform’s distribution numbers today for the month of September, showing continued growth in Kit Kat (Android 4.4+). The newest version of Android now sits at 24.5%, up from 20.9% in August. The rest of the versions of Android have all declined – Jelly Bean (53.8% from 54.2%), Ice Cream Sandwich (9.6% from 10.6%), Gingerbread (11.4% from 13.6%), and Froyo (0.7%).

Last month’s numbers can be found here

Via:  Android Developers

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Android distribution for July shows KitKat coming up on 20%

Posted by wicked July - 7 - 2014 - Monday Comments Off

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When the Android distribution numbers are published each month, a great debate begins. Many point out the fragmentation (that does still exist) while others defend what Android is all about and how Google is fixing its problem. But as of late, the numbers keep getting better and better for Android. In fact, KitKat is approaching 20% after sitting below 15% last month. And everything behind KitKat has actually seen a decline. This includes Jelly Bean, Ice Cream Sandwich, Gingerbread, and Froyo.

So let the hate roll in, even if Android is improving more and more each month. Let us know in the comments what you think about Android’s distribution for July.

Source: Android Developers

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Android Distribution Updated for June 2014 – Kit Kat Jumps to Almost 14%

Posted by Kellex June - 4 - 2014 - Wednesday Comments Off

Google updated their Android distribution numbers today, showing a big jump for Kit Kat (Android 4.4+) to 13.6%, up from the 8.5% we saw in May. Jelly Bean, on the other hand, saw a drop to 58.4% from 60.8%. The rest of the older Android builds fell as well, like Ice Cream Sandwich which now sits at 12.3%, Gingerbread at 14.9%, and Froyo at 0.8%.

Honeycomb is now no longer listed. Throw your bad self a party, 3.0.

And that’s that. 

Via:  Android Developers

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Android distribution May 2014

The latest Android distribution numbers for May show that KitKat keeps climbing at the expense of older Android software. The numbers for 4.4 put it on 8.5% of all Android devices, showing over a 50% improvement from last month. Jelly Bean is still holding strong, but 4.1 took a dip to make room for newer versions of Jelly Bean, which all saw some slight improvements. Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread both fell about 1%, but Honeycomb didn’t change at all, and Froyo still accounts for 1% of devices. It’ll disappear completely one day, right?

KitKat really looks like it’s picking up steam, with newer devices (like the popular Galaxy S 5 and HTC One launching with KitKat on board) coming out and older devices finally getting their promised 4.4 updates, things aren’t looking too bad for the most recent version of Google’s software.

source: Android Developers

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