Like it does at the beginning of every month, Google this afternoon updated its Android distribution numbers to reflect a 7 day period ending today, July 7th. The most recent version of Android, 4.4 KitKat, saw a modest increase from 13.6 percent to 17.9 percent. Jelly Bean, for the first time ever, saw a decline as a whole in usage by 1.9 percent.
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Froyo, Android 2.2, saw a minuscule decrease by 0.1 percent, while Ice Cream Sandwich usage decreased 0.9 percent. Gingerbread usage fell from 14.9 percent last month to 13.5 percent this month, making for a net decrease of 1.4 percent.
Android distribution numbers do not include information for devices running a version of the operating system lower than 2.2, as they do not support the latest Google Play Store app. The data as a whole reflects devices that are running and have accessed the latest version of the Play Store app during the past seven days.