Google posted the new Android distribution numbers leading up to July 7th, and it’s good news for KitKat. Google’s next-to-latest Android version, 4.4, is up to 17.9% of overall users, surpassing the long-declining Gingerbread in total usage numbers.
June saw many older devices like the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Note 2 updated to KitKat, so a 4.3% jump was not only reasonable but expected. The increase came at the expense of Jelly Bean, which saw 4.1-4.3 declining by one to two percent each. Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread also declined, with the latter seeing an excellent 1.4% drop month over month.
Finally, Froyo seems to be on its way out, with fewer than 1% of devices running the four year-old version.