Why should we regret the use of Android? 117




yard is almost mid-2017, and exactly one month later we will have to show iOS 11, which we can install in the fall. The tenth version of Apple’s mobile operating system is now installed on 80% of the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and when you think about it, one question arises. And what if we imagine that today the vast majority of our favorite gadgets are still running on iOS 8, released in the distant 2014?

This question did not arise by chance: the other day Google published its regular report, which told about what the share of each version of Android at the moment. So, despite the fact that Android 7.0 Nougat came out a year ago, and now the beta version of the new Android O is already roaming the Web, the most popular version of Android today is Lollipop. Yes, yes, the same version that came out in November 2014.

As for Android Nougat, as of May 2, this system is installed only 7.1% of active devices based on the operating system from Google. Once again: Nougat became available in August 2016, that is, a month before the release of iOS 10. The share of the latter as of February was 79 percent, and be sure, in the last couple of months, it certainly became even more.

Just imagine yourself in place of 92.9% of Android device owners simply unable to take advantage of those new features that Google management announces at an I / O conference each year. If you think about this, it becomes clear why WWDC conferences attract much more attention: presentations of Apple’s new software are designed for the majority, while Google announcements are intended for marginal fan and geek parties.

We have repeatedly touched on this threadbare topic, but the problem of fragmentation of Android remains one of the most important factors, invariably causing ironic compassion on the part of iOS users. Of course, you can join a privileged minority and order from the US a Pixel smartphone that will cost roughly like an iPhone. And then, if you’re lucky, you will not only get the latest version of Android, but software updates will also arrive in the next two years. But I would like to draw attention to one point. IPhone SE , unlike Pixel, is not a flagship, but when you purchase it, you get the latest version of iOS, which will be updated for at least five more years. And after that, Apple – goons who sell too expensive gadgets and do not care about their customers?

Tweet Share 0 Share 0


In: A Technology & Gadgets Asked By: [22112 Red Star Level]

Answer this Question

You must be Logged In to post an Answer.

Not a member yet? Sign Up Now »

Star Points Scale

Earn points for Asking and Answering Questions!

Grey Sta Levelr [1 - 25 Grey Star Level]
Green Star Level [26 - 50 Green Star Level]
Blue Star Level [51 - 500 Blue Star Level]
Orange Star Level [501 - 5000 Orange Star Level]
Red Star Level [5001 - 25000 Red Star Level]
Black Star Level [25001+ Black Star Level]