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iOS 8 adoption already at 30%

News by Luke Jones on Monday September 22, 2014.

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You know how Google is trying to make Android less fragmented? Well, the company is doing quite well with Android 4.4 KitKat now taking nearly 25% of the Android market 10 months after its release. However, Apple's iOS 8 adoption figures less than a week after its release show how far Google has to go and also reveals one of the perks of having a closes in ecosystem.

After just one weekend on the market, iOS 8 has been downloaded by just over 30% of all users with a compatible device, and that number is increasing constantly. However, it does lag behind the 50% of people who had updated to iOS 7 this long into its life. Although, the slower adoption will not hurt Apple and in fact the company still expects the figure to climb to over 80% by the end of the year.

Of course, comparing Apple's adoption stats with Android's is a little unfair as Google's OS is completely open, while Cupertino's is not. However, the benefits of having most of your users on the same version of software are obvious, such as solving problems easier and the way in which developers can plan their apps.

We have been running the rule over iOS 8 over the weekend and will be publishing our detailed review of the OS this week.

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