Sweet sweet Android

It's that time again. Right around the beginning of this year I decided we were going to start a little bit of quarterly fun and poll you, the readers of Android Central, about what version of Android you were using. It's by no means scientific, and there's not much we can't find out other ways — like checking the website stats — but it is a great way to get a discussion going. And that's what we do, or try to, is start discussion.

I'm a huge data nerd, even when the data is gathered in less-than-optimal ways. I got a lot out of our last look at who is using what version, and I like to think plenty of you all did as well. It's fun to compare a cross section of the tech-savvy against general numbers gathered from the big G each month. I'll stop yapping, see the poll below.

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CasterCm says:

Htc one m7 running kitkat starhub singapore

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maverick7526 says:

Nexus 5! So 4.4.2 Soon to be 4.4.3............. YEAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

hmmm says:

What is 4.4.3 suppose to bring?

SmItH197 says:

Bug fixes

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TheDu9du says:

wait! 4.4.2 has bugs?

Qwkslvrmz says:

I got rid of my kitkat bugs with raid.. Worked well!!!

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YzBrad99 says:

Ba doom tisssss

maverick7526 says:

Its supposed to fix the camera bug which DESTROYS your battery. I had it for a day or 2. My battery went from 90% to the under 20% warning in about 2 hrs. After a reboot though have not seen it since.

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benhaube says:

Why doesn't Google just put the camera app in the play store and update it that way then? If that is all 4.4.3 does it seems kind of pointless to have an OS update

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Ikeman90 says:

I may be wrong but I think I read that was the ultimate plan but 4.4.3 was the right now

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Jason Cj says:

Some previous article suggest Google will be doing that in the near future but not sure when

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alienwareX says:

Actually, Google already does it that way, and for quite a while now... That's what Google Play services is all about. Google Play Services keeps every device (no matter which Android version) up to date with the latest updates and bug fixes. A lot of the time, Google sends patches and other updates without anyone even knowing. So what I'm getting at is... Kit Kat 4.4.3 is definitely not just a camera bug fix, and that bug has either already been patched or will be via Google Play Services. One feature being fixed and an Android update are two separate entities as well... If we are going to 4.4.3 then I assure you we will be seeing numerous improvements, number up means an overall update of the Android version, not a single bug fix. Hopefully I helped some to better understand the process of how things work.

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Jason Cj says:

Hope my nexus 7 2013 will get it soon too :)

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mekmar says:

That just shows how readership of this site is not on equal with average users ;-) Kit Kat dominating is nice to see.
On the side note, Galaxy S2 on Cyanogemmod (11, which is, yeah, you guessed, Kit Kat)

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P1X3L says:

I think adding a Stock KitKat / Rom KitKat option would be interesting and that's something you wouldn't be able to easily get from website stats.

AOSPrevails says:

Nexus 5 & 7, both on KitKat 4.4.2 (5 is on Stock ROM + Gravity Box, 7 is on a Custom ROM)

bigdaddytee says:

I have a phone and tablet both running 4.2.2, and I occasionally check into Play with my Moto Droid running 2.2 Froyo.

Just to keep them honest.

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timichas says:

I think you bring up a really good point here. I also have a Moto Droid (X - with 2.3) that I'll occasionally boot up and mess around with. Whenever we see the "OMG LOOK HOW FRAGMENTED ANRDOID STILL IS" articles, I bet those kind of devices are getting picked up.

Makes you wonder how many older versions of Android on those charts are legitimate, every-day-used devices.

benhaube says:

I had a Motorola Droid (the original) and it had 2.3. It was to long ago for me to remember if I put a ROM on it or if it was an OTA

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cowboys2000 says:

Verizon S4.

Jelly Bean, and I'm pretty content too.

Moto x running the world's greatest rom, eclipse

Eclipsed Moto X

Jay Kasa says:

Vanir 4.4.2 on my s3
Stock 4.4.2 on my N7 (2013)

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Synycalwon says:

Still happily running Jelly Bean on all three of my devices (Note 2 - 4.1.1, Note 10.1 and a Nexus 7 - both 4.1.2). They "just work" for what I need (rooted and froze the updater to stay on those versions!). :D

Hunter Petit says:

You didn't update your Nexus?

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Synycalwon says:

I did initially (it's a 2012 version), but got tired of the frequent updates that would tend to break things, so froze it on 4.1.2. Don't use it much anymore anyway as the Note 10.1 took its place. :)

eahinrichsen says:

4.4.2 on two devices: Nexus 5 (stock, since I can't root without breaking access to corporate email) and Nexus 10 (CM11).

Ikeman90 says:

What? I'm rooted and got my corporate email just fine

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eahinrichsen says:

My company uses Good Messaging for corporate email access on personal smartphones. GM checks for root during the setup process and won't complete if it's detected.

Zig261 says:

4.4.2. on 4 devices. No rooting needed.
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I own a few different devices, so its mixed for what version of Android I'm running. But my two primary devices, my Smartphone (Samsung Galaxy S2) is running CM 10.2 Jelly Bean while my Tablet (Nexus 7 - 2012) is running CM 11 KitKit. But personally I actually like CM 10.2 Android 4.3.1 Jelly Bean more than KitKat, its better to use, better layed out and runs smoother. That's just my opinion.

jonoave says:

The poll should be multiple choice. Some folks have more than 1 gadget.

Xperia S: Jelly bean (no further upgrades)
Nexus 7 2013: Kit kat

rap1 says:


N5 4.4.2
N7 (2012) 4.2.1

mrgwap03 says:

M7 4.4.2 venom

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Sh3ngLong says:

I'm sure many people have multiple Android devices, so maybe the question should be focused on a specific device, like the user's primary smartphone?

Anyways, I voted Jelly Bean since that's what I'm using on my Note II. I have KitKat on my Nexus 7, but I didn't vote for that.

grydlok says:

I did the same

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IceDree says:

Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4 to be specific ... Upgrading to Windows 8.1 very soon

Jacques says:

Nexus 5 (rooted) with 4.4.2. :-)
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carraser891 says:

jellybean running flawless on the Verizon s4.

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Theot says:

Running 4.1.2 on my sprint note 2. 4.3 was so horrifically laggy and bloated I said screw it and tripped the Knox security and went back to my stable custom debloated rom where everything works the way it should.

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tomh1979 says:

4.4.2, is there any other version, lol.

Yeah their should be an option for ROMs and stock KitKat or jelly bean are most used for roms

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Ledsled says:

4.1.2 on my Moto Razr i, 4.4.2 on my freshly updated Nvidia Shield. :)

BoB16731 says:

4.4.2 on Nexus 5 7 note 3 and m7

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L0n3N1nja says:

I've got 2 phones and 2 tablets. 3 are galaxy note devices but all 4 are sitting on jelly bean. Mix of 4.2 and 4.3

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bbgott says:

What? I can only vote once? I have three android phones, two android tablets and a Google TV. With that, I've got everything from gingerbread to kitkat, including honeycomb.

So your the ONE holding 0.1% market share of HONEYCOMB!!!!:)

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Android 4.4.2 will never be available in lebanon. Luckily, I know how to flash a custom rom.

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Spencerdl says:

I'm glad to see Android users running KitKat with no problems.....The KitKat threads would have you believe that it's a bad update.

There are a lot of whiners on the forums, though not all complaints are unjustified. In my experience the jump from jellybean to KitKat has been a stable improvement.


Howard Sylve says:

No kidding, the update isn't as bad as people make it seem.

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vividrich says:

No problem with Kit Kat here. Looking forward to faster focus on my N5 though.

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d1rtyw0rm says:

Note 3 for the win!

N5 on 4.4.2!

paul-c says:

Let's see...Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray runs Gingerbread, Panasonic ELUGA runs Ice Cream Sandwich, Sony Xperia Tablet Z runs Jelly Bean, and HTC One M7 runs KitKat. I'm too all over the place for this poll.

My main phone and tablet are a Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2012) both running stock 4.4.2 rooted. My Galaxy Nexus is running AOKP and my Motorola Xoom is running a bootleg version of CM, both also 4.4.2.

Trixz_D says:

Moto G running 4.4.2 and nexus 7 (2012) running 4.4.2

rrballer11 says:

Nexus 5 Kitkat

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Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2012) running (stock) Android 4.4.2

Sprint Samsung galaxy note 3 running android 4.4.2 kitkat

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DannyHeard says:

Moto G Rocking KitKat

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rbarnes65 says:

On Verizon here. Still no Kitkat update for my S4.

Galaxy S4

slinky826 says:

Same boat, but with G2.

Posted from a Kit Kat hungry LG G2.

benhaube says:

That blows my mind because I'm on Verizon too. I have a moto x, and it has KitKat 4.4.2. Not only that, but it got 4.4 just 3 weeks after it was out.

Verizon moto x was the first phone other than nexus 4 and 5 to get KitKat. Now, Samsung says they have submitted the updates for KitKat to Verizon. If that's true then where are they? It just doesn't make any sense.

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wezi427 says:

I'm also with Verizon. My Note 2 is running 4.3 and my Motorola Xoom is stuck on 4.1.2. CM even stopped supporting the Xoom.

"How'd you get the beans above the frank?"

tdizzel says:

I don't know what version of android I'm on.

Posted from my newly Kit Katted Droid Ultra

balthuszar says:

4.2 jelly bean, Sony xperia z on tmo, unlike every other high end smart phone on tmo except for the gflex... And every other version of the xz

Yay! I'm in the majority! I feel special!

SPS828 says:

4.4.2 Moto G GPe

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riotrick says:

Nexus 5 on stock 4.4.2

krant min says:

You should also add "Don't know" or "Don't care". Some people just don't know what version they have. They just use it as a smart phone. There are a few people that don't know what OS they have on their device.

ameadows252 says:

Those people obviously visit Android Central.

Towerdroid says:

Galaxy note 3 running kitkat

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Horrable 4.3 on galaxy s3 and 4.4.2 nexus 7 2013

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I do still have an HTC Hero on éclair. I use it on wifi around the house when I'm feeling nostalgic
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Enverdaz says:

Jelly Bean 4.1.2

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FortTech101 says:

Nexus 7 - 4.4.2
HTC One Max - 4.4.2
Omate TrueSmart - 4.2.2

StealthDroid - Working on his Nexus 7 in the Nexus Lab

TheStratMan says:

Froyo and proud! Haha

J/K Moto X running 4.4.2 KitKat

s2weden2000 says:

I'm using...Android

... ( 0ppo F5) ...

GrooveRite says:

Sprint S3 Wicked Sensations rom based off 4.3 TW

korab84 says:

Nexus 5 with KitKat and LG G2 (Verizon) as work phone with 4.2.2

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LeroyRJR says:

Droid RAZR maxx HD running 4.1.2,, very happy with it

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JanPierewiet says:

Nexus 7 (2012) downgraded to 4.3 stock, rooted.
Note 1 4.1.2 stock, rooted.
Lenovo s6000 4.2.2 stock.

I really hate 4.4...

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JJaret says:

Rocking Kit Kat on my Nexus 7, however, I'm a frustrated Verizon LG G2 owner. Get off your #@&$% Verizon!

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hmmm says:

It would be pretty cool if this poll was representative of the general public.

4.4.2 on my HTC One(m7)

4.4.2 on my LG G Pad 8.3

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Joker6134 says:

4.1.2 on my LG Optimus F7 (US Cellular)

wa1vei says:

Uh Jerry, "huge data nerd" or just "huge nerd" (which is why we love ya)

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montecarlo48 says:

4.4.2 on HTC one max

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JobiWan144 says:

Jelly Bean on my phone, KitKat on my N7. I chose JB since my phone is my primary device.

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felipencl says:

Nexus 4 running 4.4.2 and gave my old LG Optimus One (P500) running 2.3.3 to my mother, mostly for calls and whatsapp.

cybertec69 says:

What's with the shoddy landscaping at Google headquarters.

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morjoie says:

On my Droid RAZR Maxx (which I have come to loathe) I have 4.1.2. On my Nexus 7, I have 4.4.2, of course, which I greatly prefer.

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4 devices running kit kat, two stock and two ROMd

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I can say (Some People aren't being Truthful at what Version their Running!!) I'm running KitKat 4.4.2 on the Moto G, can't wait for 4.4.3 because I have WiFi and Battery Problems!!!!!!

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solid_s_1117 says:

Patiently waiting for 4.4.3 to drop.


Thanks to Malladus, finally running KK.

A2theC says:

where's the option key lime pie?

benhaube says:

I'm not sure if you are joking or not (that's the problem with text), but there is no such version called key lime pie.
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A2theC says:


SmItH197 says:

My Nexus 4 is still going strong! (4.4.2)

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LucyLucid says:

4.3 for me and my Nexus 7 13

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Evilnut says:

Moto X, 4.4.2

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rprebel says:

Moto X, 4.2. Apparently, Republic Wireless is releasing 4.4 to us "soon".

benhaube says:

I know apparently it has something to do with the special software that handles the transition between Wi-Fi and cellular during a call. Hang in there!

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robocopvn says:

Lg e980 with cm11 and nexus 7 stock 4.4.2. But only one vote haha

crispybbq says:

...no one else? Darn.
Xperia Z1, stock 4.4.2.

ichuck7 says:

LG G2 with a custom rom: Kitstalk.

Note 3 running Jelly bean won't be running KitKat till the Note 4 comes out. I am on Verizon.

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benhaube says:

I've got KitKat 4.4.2 on my G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition, Nexus 7 (2012), and my Moto X. Those are all of my Android devices.

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Ikeman90 says:

Yea you can call the results here from a mile a way. Most readers of this site would be officially on kit Kat, rooted and running KitKat, or on jelly bean waiting for an official release or a chance to upgrade

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I am running 4.4.2 now and I hate it! I have the HTC One MAX and now that it has kitkat on it is slower and some of my apps won't let me save stuff to my sd card now. Ex. Tubemate & isyncr, they now make me save to my phone memory which sucks.

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Droid Maxx 4.4 (unlocked BL)
OG RAZR Maxx 4.1.2 (JB EU Leak)
T Mobile Note2 4.1.2 (ota blocked)
Droid Mini 4.4
OG Droid RAZR 4.1.2
Samsung Galaxy Core 4.1.2
GNexus 4.2 unnused
Droid RAZR Maxx HD 4.1.2 (unlocked BL)
Pantech Burst 4.0.4
LG Thrill 3D 2.3.6
Ainol Tab 4.0.4
Nexus 7 (2012) 4.4
Epic 4G CM9 4.0.4 unused & my first Android phone
Photon 2.3.5
At&t S2 (CM 10) 4.1.2

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Jimmy Walker says:

HTC One M7 running Android 4.4.2

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Htc one (m7) running kit kat from Verizon, not sure what version?

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arjitmehra says:

Xperia L-Aospa 4.4.2
Nexus 7- CM 11 4.4.2

nexusnedd says:

Sony Xperia Z1 - Kitkat 4.4.2

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jrb363 says:

HTC One M7 running Jelly Bean. Waiting to upgrade due to space issues. I've got the 32GB and with all my music/videos/pictures I need to save space. I'm perfectly happy with Jelly Bean anyway. :)

Gibscreen says:

Seriously ac? You put a poll in the sidebar which can't be accessed on Chrome in Android?

P.S. Your poll will be worthless because the sampling of respondents won't represent the user base of Android. People who come to android websites are usually on the leading edge.

Sold 16 GB Nexus 4, kk 4.4.2, updated my sisters 32 GB Nexus 7 original to kk 4.4.2, own 32 GB Nexus 5 and 7 FHD, as well as 16 GB Nexus 10, all on 4.4.2 kk. So that's 5 devices I have worked with, using 4.4.2 Kit Kat.

kaiser10123 says:

4.2.2 on my moto x on republic wireless waiting on my update

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jc411 says:

not getting the 4.4.2 KitKat update till 4/24.. & just when I thought I caught up with everybody 4.4.3 gets released. -_-

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