Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Which version of Android users on a device? – Androidinsider (press release) (blog)


March 15, 2016 Apple has updated the App Store Statistics, and found that iOS 9 is already being used on 79% of devices from this well-known company. However, it also happens that the user of the operating system begins to be considered for Android itself as an alternative. Last year, iOS 8, the spread was slightly lower at 77%. As for Android, many of Soup on the basis of this platform is still running relatively old versions of it.

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This theme was discussed in an illustrated note «As iOS 9 adoption reaches 79%, most Android users are still running a painfully old OS», published resource BGR. The table and the chart reflects the percentage of devices based on different versions of Android.

as for iOS, it does not specify whether an outcome of such a high update with iOS 8 or the extension of the number of new devices.

Given Soup and running iOS 8, we find that 95% users of devices based on this platform work with the operating system that a maximum of only 1.5 years.

Quite different things are with Android. a lot of people are still working with devices running Android 4.4 KitKat (34, 3% of devices), which was released in October 2013. Quite a lot, and Lollipop users (versions 5.0 and 5.1). At the same time running the latest version of the existing 6.0 (Marshmallow) operating system, as has been previously reported to be working in all 2,3% Android-devices. And this despite the fact that already there was a first trial version of Android N.

As a result, a huge number of users can not enjoy the new delights features present in the latest version of the operating system.

Of course, the reasons for this are many, and they are not confined solely to the operating system fragmentation, which in the future may be reduced, because Google will itself update the operating system kernel, providing vendors devices take care of your additional software.

If Apple iOS is the operating system designed only for devices from this company, the release of phones and tablets based on Android provides a myriad of vendors, almost all of which are equipped with the operating system for its additional software capabilities. In this approach, there is a certain comfort, because users can choose the phone, the most satisfying of their tasks in software functionality, performance and price.

Is it really important that the phone is running the latest version or the much greater role It plays the extent to which the device corresponds to the user’s wishes?


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