Apple iOS 12

As a smartphone user, you must have compared the Apple iOS and Google Android operating system and one thing is very clear that Apple iOS is far ahead in latest version adaptation than the Google Android and yes the factors are variable here. The history has repeated themselves, three and a half months after launch, the Apple iOS 12 operating system is installed on 78 percent of devices released in the last four years, according to updated Apple iOS 12 installation statistics shared on the App Store support page for developers.

Apple now presents iOS data in two ways, offering up installation rates on recent devices and older devices.  

Apple iOS 12 installation report

Apple iOS 12, which is the latest available version of the iOS platform, was released back in September, and recently received a minor update to iOS 12.1.2. The latest platform data on the Apple Developer site has also revealed that 17 percent of iOS devices released in the last four years are still on iOS 11, the last major iOS release, whereas 5 percent of the devices are still stuck on older iOS version. The company has not detailed exactly which older iOS versions are these. In terms of the total active iOS devices in the use, 17 percent of the existing active iOS devices are on iOS 11 and 8 percent are running on even older iOS versions.

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The Apple data shows a decent growth in terms of the Apple iOS 12 adoption among the iOS users worldwide. Between October 29, 2018 and January 1, 2019, about 15 percent of the active iOS devices upgraded to the latest software version.

Most Android users continue to use the years-old Marshmallow, Nougat, or Lollipop operating systems rather than the most recent version of Android, and many Android devices may never see updates to newer versions. For Example, Google’s Android Pie, which was launched on August 1, 2018, didn’t even manage to reach 0.1 percent of the total active Android devices till October 26, 2018. Google has not revealed the updated Android distribution numbers since.

In short, the vast majority of iOS users today are using Apple’s most advanced mobile OS. The same, however, can’t be said for Android. Though Google over the years has done a great job of making Android an OS that can stand toe-to-toe with iOS in many regards, it’s almost a moot point given how few Android users until take advantage of the latest and greatest version of Android.

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