Almost three months ago Apple unleashed its iOS 9, and today on their website company shared some adaptation numbers. Apple is saying that most of the iOS devices, which is almost Seventy Percent are accessing the application store are powered by iOS 9. The percentage of users has increased than last year.
iOS 8 is covering a low twenty-two percent of the iOS devices, the percentage of iOS 7 powered devices is significantly low which is only eight percent. Total ninety-two of the devices are powered by iOS 8 and iOS 9. The developers are using a metric key to lower the number of application that is running on iOS 7. Particularly it lets developers clean up the basic code by using new APIs.
So the question is how this year’s numbers beat the last years? The year before, on November 21 sixty percent of iOS users were using iOS 8. But two years ago, the number was seventy-four percent and they were using iOS 7, the time was early December.
By the looks of it, this year’s number is higher than iOS 7 user rate, and it is much higher than that of iOS 8. Last year many people did not upgrade to iOS 8 because it required a lot of free space. This year, Apple gave us a slimmer upgrade which did not require that much free storage, and it made the upgrading process a little easier.
Like the previous versions, you can also upgrade your current iOS 8 to iOS 9. After this year’s big update, Apple did not drop support for any previous devices. On the other hand, almost fifty percent of the iOS users have upgraded their devices to iOS 9.
But when we look at Android, almost twenty-six percent of the users were relying on Lollipop or Marshmallow, which was on November 2 of 2015. The latest mobile OS was released at the beginning of October, and maybe that is why Marshmallow’s user rate is so low.
If you even add Lollipop’s number with Marshmallow’s number, it is not even close to the iOS 9’s number. Google gave us Lollipop on November 2014. Many of the Android users had to purchase new phones to get access to the new Marshmallow version of Android.
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