Version Android 4.4 KitKat remained the most popular modification platform among users of Android-devices through more than three months after the release of version 5.0 Lollipop. This is according to Google.
Platform Android 4.4 KitKat was released Google more than 15 months ago, but still working on it for almost 40 percent of the devices from which users can go to the store Google Play. The most current platform Android 5.0 Lollipop, the final version of which was published in mid-October 2014, set at 1.6 percent of devices.
For comparison – to a new version of iOS 8, which was released in September of last year, update already 69 percent of mobile devices Apple.
At different versions earlier Android Jelly Bean operating from 6.3 to 19.8 per cent of users. It is noteworthy that about 7.4 percent of devices are still running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
This demonstrates Fragmentation, which hinders the development of applications for Android. In addition, the devices on older versions of Android are more vulnerable to viruses and data theft due to errors in the code that Google is no longer correct.
According to analyst firm Gartner, Android remains the leading mobile platform for smartphones – it worked more than 83 percent of all smartphones shipped in the third quarter of 2014.