“iOS 8 is now powering 81 percent of all Apple smartphones, its share continuing to climb steadily since its release eight months ago,” Liam Tung reports for ZDNet.
The latest iOS version distribution figures come from Apple’s developer page, which gives a snapshot based on the iPhone and iPad devices that connected to the App Store on April 27,” Tung reports. “According to the stats, iOS 7 runs 17 percent of iOS devices, while the remaining two percent are on older versions of the operating system.”
“While Google has been addressing Android version fragmentation through Google Play Services, its distribution figures for the week leading to April 6 show a wildly different picture to Apple’s orderly transition,” Tung reports. “Last month, the latest version of Android, Lollipop, climbed to just over five percent, despite being released six months ago.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Thinking of all of those indestructible original iPads that have been handed down to kids and grandparents that are stuck on iOS 5.1.1.
Google’s BlackBerry clone hastily turned iPhone clone, Fragmandroid, remains – as Karma dictates- an unholy mess.