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

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51 Comments

14. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

While user like us care less about the adoption rate, this is crucial for the app developers.... Fanboys can't complain why app quality is better on ios, it's because the ios apps is mostly optimized to latest version while android apps quality still stuck at jellybean mostly

17. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Prime example of quality apps iOS has over Android and I'm sure most users use this app - Snapchat. Snapchat on iOS is miles ahead of the one on Android, and the most prominent difference is video quality. Videos on my Note 4 were choppy and videos on my 6 Plus are crisp as f--k.

24. nodes

Posts: 1158; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

but...but...4K recording....

26. Awalker

Posts: 1976; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

What does that have to do with adoption rate?

32. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Read the second part. Maybe then you'll understand instead of jumping straight to the reply button next time. In case it's too difficult for you - app quality.

36. enthasuium

Posts: 150; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Open Snapchat Swipe from the left to see your recent snaps Click on the gear icon (settings) Find Video Settings Video Quality should be standard The quality could be related to your data connection. If its slow, the quality will be low.

42. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Definitely not if it was running on both AT&T and T-Mobile on a solid 30mbps+ connection at all times and 110mbps+ on wifi.

49. srgonu

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

You don't know half of what you speak. Ios doesn't support 4k recording

41. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Sadly android has 95% s**t badly optimized games, so that is why people are worried. Developing for android is awesome if you only focusing on one phone but when you have 100s maybe even 1000s of different devices makes it much much more difficult.(that is why apple preform better than android with 4 times the ram, same as consoles. Dedicated hardware get s**t done) I might be wrong but I dont think it’s going to turn out good. Ouya, Nvida machines and other android consoles have been MEH at best.

15. iosl0ver5eva

Posts: 119; Member since: Jan 16, 2015

Lol all you butthurt fandroids are trying to find every possible excuse to justify how horrible Google is on updating their software. iOS 8 has the lowest crash rate out of any previous version and is running on 83% of devices. Just stop, numbers don't lie

19. suavemezie

Posts: 95; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

There's a difference between forceful update and intentional update

21. enthasuium

Posts: 150; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

haha, comment of the day

22. Awalker

Posts: 1976; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

False comparison. Android Lollipop is mainly available to Nexus devices so why wouldn't you compare it to the adoption rate of those devices?

23. ZeeNasir

Posts: 131; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

Its silly comparison. Apple updates ios to all iphones so the rate is high but on android its upto manufacturers to update or not.

33. carlemillward unregistered

It will always remain like this because of the relationship of Google with OEMs and carriers. It is not that users do not want to adopt to it... "like Windows 8" but we cannot because of carriers bloatware and OEM optimization/customization. A true adoption rate between Android and iOS would not compare OEMs due to Androids fragmentation and would compare Nexus devices with iOS devices.

35. pixelated

Posts: 108; Member since: May 03, 2015

Useless comparison Mr. Apple. Reaching capabilities of Lollipop is still far-cry for iOS9. So it's not a big deal if lollipop has low adoption rate.

44. remtothemax

Posts: 260; Member since: May 02, 2012

I am curious to know what these features are. I do not dispute that they may exist. I am just curious what these unimaginably amazing features on Android are that make iOS so useless. Because my theory thus far, and it has not been disproved, is that most of what the rabidly pro-Android people go on about are features that most people do not use and could happily live their lives without. They are probably nice, but only in certain scenarios and only to certain people. And this argument also usually completely refuses to acknowledge that there can be any benefit to a walled garden of tightly controlled devices and that this benefit can actually outweigh to a large number of people the more customizable and open edges of Android.

47. vazzzz

Posts: 64; Member since: May 09, 2014

Why they don't compare how much of the Nexus devices are running the latest Android ? Compare these numbers to the stupid iOS adoption rate. Comparison with all Android devices is stupid and you know it

48. sukrith2194 unregistered

After this cheap shot I hate apple to my core! I dare apple to make iOS open source! Then we can see who is better and if any of this comparison is valid! Apple has higher crash rate than Android, is costlier to become an app developer for and most of their products are more for showing off with... Nexus devices are as fluid as any iPhone

50. jalebi2000

Posts: 181; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

funny thing is that 12 percent of android users are most likely more then 83 percent of iOS users

51. oozz009

Posts: 520; Member since: Jun 22, 2015

This will badly affect third-party applications on android. Developers haven't even updated many third party apps to go along with material design. Back on iOS 7, it only took about three months until the major third-party apps got optimized for iOS 7 and it's new design. Google should learn from Apple and take this matter more seriously, I know the situation is not the same but more more effort should be put.
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