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iOS 11’s latest installation numbers put Android Oreo to shame

by Danny Zepeda | April 26, 2018April 26, 2018 7:00 am PST

Apple this week revealed that iOS 11 is now installed on 76-percent of devices as of April 22, continuing the trend of healthy installation updates for the iPhone and iPad. The last time Apple revealed figures for iOS 11 was back in January, when the installation rate stood at 52-percent. That signifies a healthy 24-percent gain over the past three months.

With iOS 11 capturing the highest installation percentage, iOS 10 came in second with 19-percent while earlier versions of iOS stood at 5-percent.

Although iOS 11’s growth is impressive, it still lags far behind iOS 10. In February 2017, iOS 10 was already up to nearly 80-percent of devices. The many major bugs affecting iOS 11 may be contributing to the version’s slower growth, but that’s just speculation. What is known is that it’s far ahead of Android Oreo’s adoption rate.

Android Oreo is installed on a paltry 4.6-percent of devices as of April 16, with version 8.1 nabbing just 0.5-percent of that cut. That mark is about on a par for past major Android updates. Carriers and smartphone manufacturers are notoriously slow at pushing out Android updates. It is beyond Google’s, but the numbers do not look good.

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Danny Zepeda

Born and raised in Southern California, Danny grew up on a steady diet Pixar, Star Wars and Steven Spielberg movies. Unbeknownst to him, this was...

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