iOS 12 admittedly isn’t chock stuffed with dazzling new options. However, that is by design. As a consequence of quite a few excessive-profile usability points and bugs involving iOS 11, Apple with iOS 12 opted to gradual issues down a bit, take a breather, and concentrate on general system stability and efficiency above all else. In flip, the response from IOS customers has been overwhelmingly constructive.
So far, iOS 12 adoption stays extraordinarily sturdy and is well-outpacing iOS 11 adoption. Earlier at the moment, Apple up to date the stats on its developer web page and revealed that 78% of all iOS gadgets launched within the last four years are operating iOS 12. This is a rise of about 6% in nearly 4 weeks, a soar that may partially be attributed to what was probably an enormous wave of iPhone upgrades over the current vacation procuring season.
In brief, the overwhelming majority of IOS customers right now are utilising Apple’s most superior cellular OS. The identical, nonetheless, can’t be stated for Android. Although Google over time has carried out an essential job of creating Android an OS that may stand toe-to-toe with iOS in lots of regards, it’s virtually a moot level given how few Android customers genuinely reap the benefits of the most recent and best model of Android.
Much more problematic is that the majority of Android customers are nonetheless utilising antiquated variations of Android. Android’s developer dashboard — which hasn’t been up to date since late October — final revealed that barely higher than 50% of Android gadgets are operating Marshmallow or an earlier iteration of the OS. To place that into context, Marshmallow had relaunched in 2015. Think about, as a degree of comparability, that almost all of the iOS customers at this time had been utilising iOS 9 or one thing even older.
And as for Android Pie, adoption has been nearly negligible to this point. As of October, Android Pie adoption was nonetheless lower than 0.1%. Android informs it’s price mentioning that iOS 12 adoption continues to be outpacing iOS 11 adoption, a testimony to the truth that system stability and points like battery efficiency are mere as vital, if no more so, than eye-catching new options.