Despite the release of KitKat (Android 4.4) at the end of October 2013, the latest figures from Google reveal that the most popular platform for Android users is still Jelly Bean, which is still in use on almost 60% of all devices.
Indeed, the latest version of Google’s homegrown operating system certainly has a long way to go; the data collected over a week revealed that only 1.4% of Android users had updated to the latest version of the system. The most popular version of the Android operating system after Jelly Bean (which comprises of versions 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3) is actually version 2.3, better known as Gingerbread. Throughout the population of surveyed Android users, over 21% still had the 2011 software installed on their mobile device.
Considering the relative speed with which iPhone users have been known to adopted iOS updates, it seems that Google has some work to do when encouraging users to update. KitKat has some serious catching up to do before it can hold its deserved position as top Android software, but adoptions have been steady, if a little on the slow side since the October 2013 release.