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The numbers are in - the Android version distribution numbers, that is. This month's update shows no surprising change in trends, with KitKat adoption growing 3.7% over last month. Jelly Bean continues its net decline, this month losing 2.2% of the pie.
Ice Cream Sandwich fell 0.7%, as did Gingerbread, and Froyo is down another 0.1%. Lollipop isn't featured in the chart, as it does not yet have the requisite 0.1% to be shown. We'll probably see it in January.
Next month's numbers will also contain the inevitable slew of new phones people receive over the holidays, as well as the retirement of their previous devices (probably reflected in February's numbers), so it's likely Android 4.4 will only continue to grow in the coming months, as very few devices are yet shipping with Android 5.0, with only a handful having seen OTA updates.