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The latest KitKat version of Google Android appears to finally be taking off, with the news that its share of the ecosystem doubled in the space of a month.

It now runs on 5.3% of all Android phones, up from 2.5% at the start of March, official figures from the search giant reveal.

That may not seem like much, but until a few weeks ago only select devices had access to the newest edition of the OS.

Now, as well as Google’s own Nexus phones and tablets, last year’s original HTC One and Samsung’s big selling Galaxy S4, have access to the platform.

That small number is expected to grow rapidly as new phones come onto the market. Both the new HTC One M8 and Samsung’s Galaxy S5 sport Android KitKat, along with Sony’s new Xperia handsets.

Jelly Bean remains the most popular version of Android, sitting on 61.4% of devices.

The ageing Ice Cream Sandwich build is still on a hefty 14.3%, with the Gingerbread taking up 17.8%. The latter two will concern Google as it looks to bring an end to fragmentation of its OS.


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