android: Apple’s numbers present why Google’s greatest Android ‘drawback’ nonetheless exists – Instances of India

android:  Apple’s numbers show why Google's biggest Android ‘problem’ still exists - Times of India

2022-01-14 09:36:19

In the case of giving the most recent replace to its smartphones, Apple has been method forward of Google and Android. With iPhone customers getting well timed updates, they typically swap to the most recent model and never on older variations. Apple launched its official iOS adoption numbers and it revealed that about 72% of all iPhones — launched within the final 4 years — have now bought iOS 15 put in. iOS 14 is put in on 26% of units whereas simply 2% use an older model of iOS.
The numbers are spectacular when you take a look at ‘older’ iPhones as nicely. About 63% of iPhones launched greater than 4 years in the past have iOS 15 working on them. 30% have iOS 14 whereas 7% of older iPhones use an earlier model.


How Google and Android evaluate

Google had stopped revealing Android adoption numbers often. Nonetheless, in November 21, it was revealed that the preferred OS model on Android telephones was Android 12. On-line studies prompt that 26.5% of Android telephones have Android 10 working. Android 10 was launched in 2019 and nonetheless stays standard on 1 / 4 of smartphones. Android 11 got here in second with about 24.2% of units working the model. Android 12, which is the most recent launch by Google, at the moment didn’t determine on the record. However fairly a couple of manufacturers have began rolling out Android 12 updates although it is nonetheless a relatively sluggish adoption course of.
Older Android variations nonetheless stay fairly standard on units. Android 9 Pie was on 18.2% of units whereas Android 8 Oreo was on 13.7% of units. Wanting on the numbers, a number of older variations of Android appear to be nonetheless on many telephones. For example, the 2018 model of Android — Pie — is on 18.2% of telephones whereas Android 8 Oreo is on 13.7% of smartphones.
Numerous manufacturers comply with their very own timelines in relation to rolling out Android updates. They’ve a roadmap that normally includes the premium telephones getting the most recent Android replace first with different fashions getting barely late. Apple clearly doesn’t have any such drawback and continues to have an edge over Google and Android.


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