Google continues its monthly ritual of posting platform distribution numbers for Android. After getting a fairly late start, KitKat is keeping up its suddenly explosive pace by adding 3.2% to last month's 5.3%. This is largely due to a continual stream of updates to the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Note 3.
The increase in KitKat's presence came at the expense of almost every older version of Android except for Jelly Bean 4.2, which actually rose 0.7%. The combined total of Jelly Bean versions remained fairly steady, only falling 0.6%. Gingerbread continues to make a slow crawl towards obscurity by losing nearly a tenth of its former footprint. If this trend continues, all of the Android versions prior to Ice Cream Sandwich combined should account for less than 10% before Christmas.
For those who might be keeping an eye on it, OpenGL ES 3.0 support is steadily growing, as are the number of devices sporting XHDPI displays. MDPI is still maintaining a surprisingly powerful position, in large part due to the remaining Gingerbread user base. We'll be back next month when Google shares the next set of numbers!