KitKat sits at 1.1 per cent Android marketshare less than a month after launch

Android 4.4 KitKat is now found on 1.1 per cent of devices running Android, a little over two weeks after it was released by Google.

The new software, announced on 31 October, was first made available for the LG Nexus 5, Nexus 4, Acer Nexus 7 and Samsung Nexus 10. An update for the Samsung Galaxy S4 hasn't been announced, while the HTC One started receiving the new software in the US last week.

The look into Android 4.4 KitKat's marketshare came on Monday, as the company posted its official Android distribution from over the last two weeks, once again highlighting the trouble Google has getting a new version of its Android mobile operating system adopted by devices.

But the number is expected to grow as more manufacturers release Android 4.4 KitKat in the coming weeks/months.

Also highlighted in the numbers was solid growth for Jelly Bean, the previous version of Android. In October, Jelly Bean hit the 50 per cent marketshare mark, and it's now found on 54.5 per cent of devices up from 52.1 per cent last month.

Older versions Ice Cream Sandwich dropped to 18.6 per cent from 19.8 per cent and Gingerbread to 24.1 per cent from 26.3 per cent.