cyborg.bit, 08 Jul 2014"only 9% of Android phones runs on latest software" : Tim Cook.
LOL "... but our latest iOS & iPhones comes with features from a 2 year-old Android. And you are paying more for that!"
I would love to be on a more current version, but no one made an update from 2.3.7 for my phone. Show me where I can buy an Android device with a physical qwerty keyboard that is also water/dustproof and I'll upgrade. Otherwise, come Nov. I'm moving to Blackberry.
Anonymous, 09 Jul 2014But would that not have the opposite effect of the interests of the manufacturer, planned obso... moreThat is right, in theory, unfortunately, the stubborn bulk of Android phones that are not being upgraded are in the lower end of the spectrum, where people do not upgrade either their firmware or their phone, which is actually one of the main reasons of fragmentation for Android since the beginning.
Anonymous, 08 Jul 2014Yup, using the 4.x system really managed to fool many users to give the illusion of time slowi... moreBut would that not have the opposite effect of the interests of the manufacturer, planned obsolescence? If presently the Android version far exceeds 4, that would mean users of Android 4.x devices would feel outdated and would be compelled to buy a newer phone. Just some thoughts.
Sigh.. this means nothing.
This pie chart just shows adoption rate. It doesn't show how many upgraded. Useful only for developers to deploy their builds, that means if you use the latest API.. you reach only a handful of users only.. always have to use the backward compat classes..
It does not show the timely update of android device the end consumers have. WHICH is the most important.
Samsung update all our High, Mid, Low end phones to kitkat specially Samsung Galaxy S3 and Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2
Anonymous, 08 Jul 2014I think the whole point is so that android users aren't in a situation like the iphone 4 users... moreAndroid phones in the iPhone 4 range, are simply outdated now, and are to be thrown away. That is how finally the pie chart actually finally shifts away from older Android firmware, unlike in the Apple ecosystem, where the pie chart moves through firmware updates.
AmateurHistorian, 08 Jul 2014Android 4.1 - released 07/09/2012 Android 4.2 - released 11/13/2012 Android 4.3 - released 0... moreYup, using the 4.x system really managed to fool many users to give the illusion of time slowing down. It should be Android 7.x by now, but by keeping it in the 4.x numbering system, more people feel like they are up to date.
cyborg.bit, 08 Jul 2014"only 9% of Android phones runs on latest software" : Tim Cook. LOL 9% was in the starting of the very first android the android eclairs or cup cake back in early 2000s. Mr. cupertino this 9% you can say for ios and not never the droids :)
Android 4.1 - released 07/09/2012
Android 4.2 - released 11/13/2012
Android 4.3 - released 07/24/2013
Android 4.4 - released 10/31/2013
Finally some OEMs are releasing update to 4.2 after 2 years.
bobby21, 08 Jul 2014Wow Google, i smell something amazing here :/I think the whole point is so that android users aren't in a situation like the iphone 4 users are in... Bad spec AND slow.... Yh good combo for a few hundred £ phone....
What's the point of these figures? Which are due to new phone sales and which are due to updates?
Who cares anyway?
"only 9% of Android phones runs on latest software" : Tim Cook.