It is incredible to imagine that Apple’s latest version of iOS is now sitting pretty on 3/4 of all active iOS devices. Apple’s iOS was released in September and has seen 12 updates since that release, the more recent being iOS 10.2 (which came with fancy new emoji).
The new numbers from Apple (link) show that 96% of the 1 Billion active iOS devices (link) are running either iOS 9 or 10. Apple’s iOS numbers contrast with Google’s Android.
Google’s Android Has Some Catching Up To Do
In contrast to the stunning numbers from Apple, Google’s Android is flopping like a dead fish. Yes, Android is the world’s most successful operating system, but it is clear that it is Android 4.x and 5.x account (which account for 72% of active installs) that are the foundation of the success. These are numbers pulled from Google’s Android Dashboard. To give a little perspective, Google released Android 4.0 in 2011 and Android 5.0 in 2014 (Android version history).