Apple expelled iOS 11 on Sept. 19 and within a week a latest chronicle of iOS was already powering 30.21% iDevices. That’s still left it distant behind a 63.47% using iOS 10.
But what a disproportion 3 weeks makes.
Apple’s latest mobile OS refurbish confirmed a quick adoption bend and as of now – one month out – it has not customarily surpassed iOS 10, though left it in a dust.
According to business analytics use Mixpanel’s data, adoption of iOS 11 surpassed iOS 10 final Tuesday, Oct. 10. As of now, iOS 11 is in use on 53.83% of iPhones and iPads, compared to a 39.37% still on iOS 10.
While that might seem like a high trajectory, it’s comparatively delayed compared to 2015’s iOS 9 uptake rate; a iOS 9 adoption bend stays a fastest in a story of Apple, according to a company.
Launched on launched Sept. 16, 2015, it took customarily 8 days for iOS 9 to transcend iOS 8; in 10 days, it garnered 50% of a implement base. And a month after a release, iOS 9 was on 62% of a implement bottom compared to iOS 8, that plummeted to customarily 29.65%.
“iOS 9 is also off to an extraordinary start, on gait to be downloaded by some-more users than any other program recover in Apple’s history,” Philip Schiller, Apple’s comparison clamp boss of Worldwide Marketing, pronounced in a statement during a time.
According to Mixpanel, iOS 9 had been commissioned on scarcely 37% of inclination customarily 5 days after a launch, even before a iPhone 6 and 6S strictly arrived.
One thing that could be negligence iOS adoption this year: Apple introduced dual opposite iPhones this year – a iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, that were accessible late in September, and a arriving iPhone X. It doesn’t arrive until Nov. 3, definition would-be buyers might have skipped an iOS 11 ascent for now, given they’ll get it on a iPhone X.
In 2014, iOS 8 saw customarily 16% uptake during a same period, while iOS 7 was on about 20% of inclination using a height 5 days after launch in 2013.
A opposite story for Android 8 ‘Oreo’
In contrast, Google expelled a subsequent iteration of Android ( Android 8.0 “Oreo”) on Aug. 21, and it has been commissioned on a small 0.49% – reduction than half of 1% – of inclination in a scarcely dual months given a release. Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) and Android 7.0 (Nougat) have been deployed on 25.82% and 22.62% of devices, respectively.
Those numbers indicate to a some-more fragmented inlet of a Android OS ecosystem, a point of continual discuss by users of a opposition systems.
According to Google’s possess statistics, Oreo had customarily seen 0.2% uptake as of Oct. 2, a many new information released.
Jack E. Gold, principal researcher for J. Gold Associates, pronounced low Android uptake is standard since of device fragmentation – or a engorgement of hardware versions accessible in a market.
“New versions of Android are generally not forced on users and inclination like a new chronicle of iOS [is],” Gold said. “In fact, many comparison Android inclination stay in play for years and are not even means to be upgraded to a latest version. Generally, no matter that version, it is customarily usually 10%-20% of inclination that have a new chronicle in a initial six-12 months, with many comparison versions still in users’ hands.”
Because Google can’t force mobile carriers to muster new versions of Android, delayed uptake rates aren’t unusual. That indolent adoption bend has lifted concerns about security, though many device makers contend a combined time allows them to offer a many variable plan to strike all device cost points from low to high end. That’s something Apple doesn’t unequivocally do as much, according to Gold.
While Android OS and Apple iOS make adult scarcely 94% of smartphone handling systems, Android is by distant a widespread one for smartphones, capturing 73% of a smartphone market. More than 1.8 billion smartphone owners used Android phones in 2016, according to Forrester Research.
Android is approaching to say that lead, with some-more than 74% marketplace share by 2017, followed by Apple (21%) and Windows Phone (4%).