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NewsPoster Jan 28, 2014 01:34 AM
Apple's iOS 7 now on 80 percent of compatible mobile devices
Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer revealed on Monday during a <a href="http://www.macnn.com/articles/14/01/27/ipod.numbers.half.those.shipped.last.year/">conference call with analysts</a> that iOS 7, the latest version of Apple's mobile platform, is now running on 80 percent of compatible devices. The milestone represents a two percent uptick since December, and prompted Oppenheimer to mistakenly proclaim it "the most popular operating system in the world," unintentionally dropping the qualifier "mobile."<br /><br /><div align='center'><img src='http://photos.macnn.com/article_images/1390889675-md-MixPanel_iOS7_adoption_inline.png' style='max-width: 100%;' alt='MixPanel records slightly higher adoption rate' border='0' pagespeed_url_hash="3451678518"/><br/><span class='minor2'>MixPanel records slightly higher adoption rate</span></div><br />
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By comparison, the most recent version of Android -- version 4.4, known as KitKat -- is only only <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/303116==http://developer.android.com/about/dashboards/index.html?utm_content=buffer7a7fe&utm_medium=soci al&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer" rel='nofollow'>1.5 percent of Android devices</a>. Because Android manufacturers do not release actual end-user sales figures, it is difficult to ascertain what percentage of devices could run KitKat.<br />
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A major stumbling block in the Android community, even with compatible devices, is that updates are usually distributed by carriers -- who generally delay <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/303117==http://www.fidlee.com/android-support-vs-ios-support/" rel='nofollow'>or block</a> updates, even involving security fixes, preferring users upgrade to newer devices or spending months testing updates to Android against the company's preferred "skin" and software, which must also be compatible. As a result, few Android devices ever get more than one software update in the course of their useful lives.
 
Grendelmon Jan 28, 2014 07:14 AM
Well... it's certainly the most popular operating system from Apple, at least.
 
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