“According to web and analytics advertising firm Chitika, Apple’s iOS 7 now powers 74.1 percent of North American iPhones,” Alex Colon reports for GigaOM. “Google’s Android 4.4 KitKat, on the other hand, is only running on 1.1 percent of Android devices, according to Google’s developer statistics.”

“iOS 7 adoption on the iPad isn’t far behind, at 63.8 percent according to Chitika,” Colon reports. “This is in stark contrast to Android. According to Google, KitKat is only running on 1.1 percent of Android devices. Jelly Bean (versions 4.1 – 4.3) makes up the largest segment by far, running on 54.5 percent percent of Android devices. What’s surprising, and a little unsettling, is that Gingerbread, which is two years old at this point, is still running on 24.1 percent of the Android phones and tablets out there.”

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MacDailyNews Take: ‘Tis no wonder that Android apps are inferior to their iOS counterparts. Lowest common denominator programming sucks. It must be terribly soul-sapping. Have fun Android developers!

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader "Edward W." for the heads up.]