iOS 9 adoption hits 80 percent mark

By , Mar 22, 2016

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In less than two weeks since iOS 9 was powering a reported 79 percent of devices, that figure has now climbed by one percentage point to eighty percent of devices, a significant milestone. While the new iOS 9 adoption numbers are yet to be publicized on Apple’s App Store dashboard for developers, the freshest figure was mentioned on stage at yesterday’s ‘Let us loop you in’ media event by Greg Joswiak, Apple’s Vice President of iPhone Marketing.

“iOS 9 today is running on eight percent of our active iOS devices,” said Joswiak.

“That compares incredibly favorably to the latest version of Android, which is running on two percent of their active devices,” he continued.

Apple March 2016 event Greg Joswiak Android Marshmallow running on two percent of devices

As per Google’s own Android dashboard webpage, Android Marshmallow, which also released last fall like iOS 9, is currently installed on 2.3 percent of Android smartphones and tablets Android Lollipop versions accounted for 36.1 percent of Android devices and Android KitKat accounted for 34.3 percent of Android devices that ship with the Play Store app pre-installed.

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Google’s numbers were derived from Play Store access logs during a seven-day period ending on March 7, 2016. The Play Store app supports Android 2.2 and above so devices running older versions are not included in Android adoption figures.

Android hardware powered by forked versions of Android, like Amazon Fire devices, and Android devices that run third-party app stores, like smartphones and tablets sold in China, are not counted either.

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  • BenjamimDaniel

    In my opinion, this is a silly comparison… iOS for iPhone / iPad vs android for a lot of different smartphone brands. I love iOS and apple products! I have an iPad Air 2 and an iMac. So this is not being written by and android fanboy. Of course the adoption rate of iOS is going to be bigger! They produce the smartphone (iPhone) and the OS (iOS). Google only produces the OS (android). To be a fair comparison, they should compare iphone (ios) VS nexus devices (android). Also, a lot of android users downgrade their OS… downgrade on and iOS device? Not possible… because if it was, I bet a lot of users would downgrade.. but no, they are stuck with the last OS.. so, yeah, silly comparison Apple!

    • Voight

      It’s so funny when Android fanboy attack Apple they said that they own almost every Apple product lol

    • leart

      silly or not fear, those are true numbers why one should not accept them?

      • Ethan Monteon

        It’s so easy to poke holes in this. Especially when it comes to Android. Any ROM Developer can tell you that.

  • Okada San

    Type-o in the second paragraph. Should say eighty, not eight. 🙂

  • leart

    I’m trying hard to keep the number of iOS 9 devices under 85%