iOS 8 runs on 83% of iDevices, gets compared with Android 5 Lollipop's adoption rate

The first day of Apple WWDC is already upon us and the first-day keynote is currently taking place. As usual, Apple is giving us a sneak peek at the next versions of OS X, iOS, and watchOS...
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51 Comments

1. drunkenjay

Posts: 1671; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

Its cool and all that ios gets timely updates but whether i used an iphone nor android, i never really cared about updates altogether. as long as its working, i dont care about updates.

31. AnTuTu

Posts: 1613; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

It is easy to control updates when you only have few options and you control the whole eco system. I just love how they compare their s**tty iOS to Android though.

46. engineer-1701d unregistered

correction 5.1 runs on 100% of google handsets you cant count skinned phones try harder apple everyone knows your falling hard and grasping for anything

38. waddup121 unregistered

very nice!

2. enthasuium

Posts: 150; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

And still slow(older device) , buggy iOS 8 competing with Android 2.3 gingerbread features nuff said

5. itsjustJOH

Posts: 232; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

You're just feeding yourself to trolls.

10. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

iOS 8 on my 6 Plus is just as fast as Lollipop on the S6. Care to troll more?

13. enthasuium

Posts: 150; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

did i say older device or not? cool

16. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

8 month device. :( 5S - 20 months. :( iPad Air 2 - 8 months. Still the fastest tablet in the world. :( iPad Air - 20 months. :(

18. enthasuium

Posts: 150; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Bro, u bought overpriced 6+ , so its normal to defend the company for your mental satisfaction , i would hv done the same thing ipad 2 , 4s, i5 all slowest iOS 8 devices i found from my friend using :(((

29. zelase

Posts: 59; Member since: Apr 20, 2014

Sorry, Sir But he just mentioned 20 months old Devices.Not the period wen u was born!! and I bought my SGS5 and its very very Slow compare to my iphone 5,,,,,So pleaaaaase Keep Ur MOUth Shut

34. Cvagoc95

Posts: 19; Member since: Nov 28, 2014

I own my Note 3 since the release, man, I've never been happier with any smartphone. Even on Lollipop, it's performance (and everyday performance, too) is great! It depends on how you use your device !!!

30. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

It fits my needs perfectly. Used Android for three years and switched to iOS to mix it up a little. If I'm going to get a phone, it's going to be a flagship and nothing less. Love my 6 Plus just the same way I loved my S5 and Note 4. :)

40. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Yes and out of all of them only the air 2 does the best new thing in ios9 2 apps running at the same time

39. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

I think you find the edge s6 is faster going by the test videos where they time both doing normal day to day tasks

3. surethom

Posts: 1694; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

So Apple are comparing the adoption of a new OS with 4/5 apple phones & a few ipads to thousands of Android phones & Tablets.

4. maherk

Posts: 6879; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Nothing new to Apple. Their insecurity always kicks in during their keynotes, their world would collapse if they didn't try to bash Android or Samsung.

43. remtothemax

Posts: 260; Member since: May 02, 2012

this would be a more valid criticism if most samsung commercials weren't about bashing apple it's called marketing, brah it doesn't have anything to do with insecurity it's just good practice it would be weird if samsung and apple didn't bash each other every chance they got i find it funny, regardless of which platform you are on apple is right about their criticism about android's update rate. it has and still is a big weakness of the system. basically the only sure way to get the new version of android is to buy a new phone and samsung is spot on about apple people being silly and waiting in line and their other commercials about the features on samsung's phones passionately caring about one system over the other is stupid unless one of those companies is paying you to troll if they are, congratulations on your easy job. if they aren't, take a chill pill. both operating systems are basically the same, just pick the phone that looks good/works with your other devices/does what you need it to if you have a study that proves that android people or something are supremely more productive/successful/happier, then we have something to talk about but if all you have to say is that one is better than the other because it works for you/fits you budget, you aren't saying anything at all.

45. dmakun

Posts: 382; Member since: Jun 06, 2011

I'll give Apple props for speedy updates even though I don't like the brand or their products. Let's not be hypocritical here even though they control their OS and hardware and have but only a handful of devices to support compared to Android it's Google's duty to sort out it's update circle arrangements with its partner OEMs to push these updates to users of the platform. I for one am very disappointed my galaxy note 4 is still kitkat despite rumors of Samsung already pushing lollipop updates to other users of the same device for months now. So I say well done Apple please continue to rub it in so these manufacturers wake up to their responsibilities or otherwise loss their customers.

7. enthasuium

Posts: 150; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Thats why cook is the biggest joker tech industry has ever made. But we admire the way he confidently brainwash ipeople and says jokes.

6. EngleBertZombie

Posts: 36; Member since: May 22, 2015

what apple fails to state that they have only one manufacture and like 10 phones and only 7 that can run ios, compared to android which has billions of different devices. while only a select few of said devices can run 5.0. so no wonder apple has higher adoption rates, BECAUSE THEY HAVE FEWER PHONES! bunch of dumb f@%#S they are.

20. nodes

Posts: 1159; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

Fragmentation is a never-ending Android thing.

25. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2206; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

That's an excuse. It's up to Google to control this...

27. srirachacha

Posts: 23; Member since: Mar 06, 2015

That's a joke right? Google makes base Android for its own Nexus devices. Other manufacturers license Android and build on top of that. It's not up to Google to force another OEM to update their devices. Please.

37. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Exactly, compare how Google updates their Nexus devices compared to Apple... Nuff said

8. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

but android market share is 4.5 times bigger i remember than ios so apple point of view sucks tbh

9. erikiksaz

Posts: 170; Member since: Apr 22, 2010

It's funny how they ignore that iOS updates are completely dependent on the OS, yet the majority of android updates come through google play services on a monthly-basis.

11. sukrith2194 unregistered

You have got to be F***in kidding me!!! these aholes need to compare with the Nexus family alone if they are adamant!!! iDiots!!!

12. Hatshipuh

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

According to Wikipedia, there were 1,6 billion Android devices in 2014, so 12% of that is 192 million? How many devices were able to update to iOS 8 and what's the number of 83% of that?

28. srirachacha

Posts: 23; Member since: Mar 06, 2015

Well said.
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