Google’s latest version of Android, KitKat, is now installed on 1.1% of all devices using the platform, one month after its launch. With availability limited to Google’s Nexus suite of devices, the figure represents an impressive first few weeks for the OS.
The numbers come from Google’s official developer site. They also show that Android Jelly Bean is now on 54.5% of all of its phones. However, Android 4.1 remains the most prevalent edition of Jelly Bean, suggesting fragmentation remains a problem for the Big G.
KitKat’s adoption rate is likely to soar in the New Year, with HTC and Samsung both planning to roll out the operating system to users of its flagship devices. The HTC One is due to feel the love in January, with the Galaxy S4 also likely to land KitKat in the same month.
Google has had issues with KitKat on its Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 devices, with some users complaining of problems with the home button, the keyboard being unresponsive and excessive battery drain.
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