News by Luke Jones on Tuesday July 15, 2014.
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Look away now Android fans because Apple has released data showing the adoption levels of last year's iOS 7 and as you can imagine the numbers put Cupertino's great mobile OS rival to shame. The dizzying and admittedly impressive stats show that iOS 7 was adopted on a huge scale from the first moment of its release and has continued to find growth ever since.Indeed, as of 13th July this year the newest released version of Apple's mobile platform has found its way to 90% of all iOS devices, a truly staggering number. 29% of all users had updated to the new software within 24 hours of its release last year, while it had found its way to 60% of devices after just one week. Even if we look at the 10% who have still not adopted iOS 7 it becomes even clearer how unified Apple?s platform is. 9% are running the iOS 6 version that was released before version 7, while just 1% run an older software. Of those 10% not using iOS 7 it is probable that the users simply do not have new enough hardware to support the update. Of course, this level of adoption is something Google is openly striving for with Android but so far has only achieved with limited success. Only 18% of all Android users are running version 4.4 KitKat, the newest full addition to the platform. Google has talked up that figure as evidence of Android?s growing unity, but considering it took 4.4 nine months to reach that 18% and Apple?s iOS 7 bettered it in just one day there is still a huge gap. Apple's latest iOS version will be iOS 8 and it will arrive in the fall, likely alongside at least one new iPhone, while a phablet iPhone may also land with the software. source: Design Trend
Luke Jones is the Managing Editor at MobileBurn.com and is the person you need to speak to about the content on the site. Luke studied creative writing at Glamorgan University before carving out a reputation as a freelance tech writer. He settled here at MobileBurn, where he reviews devices and contributes to the news.