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Apple’s iOS 11 Adoption Hits 65% of Devices; Android Oreo at 0.7%

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Apple updated their developer page to note 65% of devices are now running iOS 11, with 28% on iOS 10 and 7% of devices running an older version of iOS.

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The numbers are based on App Store data measured on January 18, 2018.

Now if you compare this to Android devices, only 0.7% are running the latest version (8.0 and 8.1), Oreo, while 27.3% of users are on Nougat (7.0 and 7.1), while 28.6% remain on Marshmallow (6.0) and 25.1% on Lollipop (5.0 and 5.1).

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The iOS versus Android charts explain it all, when it comes to software updates. With iOS, you get them directly from Apple, without delay. But for Android, carriers control updates as they need to test them with all devices, and at times also add on bloatware.

[via The Loop]

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  • FragilityG4

    Is it the carrier or is it the manufacturer? Wouldn’t the manufacturer have to reskin it before pushing out? Or is this just the bare bones? I have no idea how android works.

  • Bill___A

    I really don’t like how the Android software model is implemented and it is one of the biggest barriers to implementation in my mind.

  • Riddlemethis

    Isn’t 65% much lower than iOS 10?

  • Riddlemethis

    It’s called software fragmentation. In Android’s defense, not all hardware devices are upgradable and they have a shorter OS life than Apple.

  • Anaron

    I think iOS 10 hit 79% at its peak which is considerably better than iOS 11. Hopefully, things will change with iOS 12.

  • raslucas

    It’s actually both (granted there are exceptions, including Google’s branded phones and I believe starting with Oreo security patches don’t need to go through the process) but for 99% of Android phones…

    The users are relying on a manufacturer getting a new version of Android, applying their own little skins and modifications to it… testing it… then sending it to the cell carriers around the world… the Carriers will do the same testing and then decide to push out the update.

    So now, assuming all this process has proceeded (which it doesn’t always or takes a long time) the Android user is hit with an offer to update… which like much of those 28% of iOS 10 users, think that that updating is an optional choice to gain select features, and not a mandatory process to keep your phone (and any device around it) safe and secure.

  • raslucas

    Ya… I think it’s generally concerning how people and governments are more concerned about the idea of planned obsolescence than they are about a company’s (and a person’s) responsibility to ensure the devices they create (and own) are patched against security flaws.

    Update makes your phone slower? Go tell Apple! Make sure they know, this year they definitely know.

    You still have to update your phone.

  • FragilityG4

    Interesting, that is a process. Thanks for the info!

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