Android In March: Going From 4.2 JB Straight To 4.4 KitKat

By 01:17 Mon, 19 Jul 2021 Comments

Another month, another Android platform distribution update by Google. The gigantic news is that in March this year Android 4.4 KitKat has crossed the 5% mark, while everything pre-4.1 declined.

Some vestigial Froyo devices still hang around at 1%, Gingerbread now holds under 20%, while Ice Cream Sandwich and 4.1 Jelly Bean declined.

Android 4.2 Jelly Bean rose a bit and is now well ahead of ICS. That's fascinating becautilize version 4.3 stayed in place since January, recommending that makers are leapfrogging 4.3 and going straight to 4.4 (LG for one is doing this).

With KitKat on the rise and Jelly Bean mostly staying in place, OpenGL ES 2.0 support actually declined a bit, while OpenGL ES 3.0 inched forward. This is vital for game devs who might be considering using the more advanced graphics features - they can now reach 10.5% of all Androids.




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