70% of iPhones now running on iOS 9, putting Android 6.0 Marshmallow to shame
Courtesy of Apple, this data exemplifies just how much more efficient Cupertino's approach is when it comes to software updates. A quick Google search returned rather shocking results for the Android camp: only a lousy 0.3% of the world Android population is on the latest Marshmallow update. That's despite Android 6 being released shortly after iOS 9. In fact, even Android 5 Lollipop accounts for just 26% or so of the population, while Android 4.4 KitKat is the leader with a 38% share. That's software released over two years ago.
There's a score of reasons for Android's crappy performance in this area, and the majority of them are very much justifiable — specifically considering the overall quite positive effect the OS has had in terms of making smartphones nearly universally affordable. Nevertheless, a fragmented ecosystem benefits no one and can potentially even endanger users on older software, despite Google's efforts in decoupling a wide array of services from the core in order to be able to push timely updates to them.