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iOS 7 is installed on 90 percent of iPhones and iPads

A stark comparison to Google's latest Android stats
Tue Jul 15 2014, 13:43
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APPLE HAS UPDATED its iOS distribution figures, revealing that iOS 7 is now installed on 90 percent of iPhones and iPads.

In May Apple revealed that 88 percent of users were running the latest version of iOS, and since then an additional three percent of iDevice users have installed iOS 7, with the newest software iteration now installed on 90 percent of iPhones and iPads. Apple's updated statistics also show that iOS 6 is installed on nine percent of devices, down from 10 percent in May, while two percent are running older versions.

We're not sure if anyone has told Apple that these numbers in fact adds up to 101 percent, but we imagine that's due to rounding error. We have put the question to it.

Apple's latest iOS distribution statistics, while though they don't add up quite correctly, make for a stark comparison when compared with Google's latest Android figures.

Released at the beginning of July, Google's most recent Android distribution figures showed that the latest Android 4.4.x Kitkat release is now on 17.8 percent of devices, up from 13.6 percent the previous month.

Google's ageing Android 4.x Jelly Bean version remains the most popular, claiming 56.5 percent of Android devices as of the beginning of July. Android 2.3.x Gingerbread remains on 13.5 percent of devices, while Android 4.0.x Ice Cream Sandwich still clings onto 11.4 percent.

Google and Apple have both announced their respective next generation software iterations, Android L and iOS 8, with both set to debut later this year.

iOS 8 likely will debut alongside the mooted iPhone 6, bringing with it Apple's new Healthkit and Homekit apps, OS X Continuity features and support for third-party keyboards. µ


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