iOS 11 is already on more devices than iOS 10; Android 8 Oreo is still exclusive to the chosen few

iOS 11 is already on more devices than iOS 10; Android 8 Oreo is still exclusive to the chosen few

It has been three weeks since iOS 11 finally launched officially and was available to users worldwide. The new operating system brought about tons of changes — like the new control center, screen recording, a new notification dropdown, among others — and came with its own fair share of bugs, which Apple has been hard at work ironing out, as we are now up to patch 11.0.3.

Since Apple is a company that develops its own hardware and software, it's also able to maximize the amount of supported devices and minimize the distribution times for updates. iOS 11 is available for all iPhones since the 5s and all iPads since the iPad Air / iPad mini 2. In other words — 4-year-old devices.

So, in less than a month, the latest update has overtaken iOS 10 and is now installed on more devices. To be precise — we've got iOS 11 on 47.3%, iOS 10 on 46%, and older versions on just 6.7% of iDevices out there.

As a comparison, Android 7 Nougat — last year's Android version — is still on about 16% of activated Android devices, and 8 Oreo has yet to break the 1% mark.

Of course, let's keep a couple of things in mind — there is an unmeasurable amount of Android devices out there, from all the knockoff $50 phones to bootleg car heads and smart fridges. Also, there's the thing that iOS nags the user to no end when it has a new version to download (correction, it downloads it for you and nags you to press the install button). But still, support for 4-year-old devices is... awesome.



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65 Comments

1. Justlooking

Posts: 84; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

Is this site a news site or an Apple products push site?

12. bucknassty

Posts: 1287; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

why do they do this every year??? iOS11 still catching up to lollipop who cares about your latest major update when you can get monthly security updates along with numerous system app updates during the year. ENOUGH ALREADY IPHONEAREA ABOUT THIS

21. Nopers unregistered

The difference being lollipops market share is decreasing because it’s 3 versions outdated now and iOS 11 was released barely a month ago. Android and iOS both have different solutions, each has advantages and disadvantages but personally I’d rather have to option to update to the latest firmware.

37. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Well, all the article is saying is that 50% of iOS devices now have lower battery life. They just worded in Apple's favor because they are iPA.

38. bucknassty

Posts: 1287; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

Yes i understand lollipop is outdated, my point was that android handles their updates differently instead of once or twice a year. and a lot of the apps get updated during the year.... so besides some APIs.... whats wrong with it?????? they always complain about this and its just annoying

62. Paximos

Posts: 279; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

This is a comparison but not a very smart one. If all Android phones (hundreds of different ones) were also running Vanilla OS, there would be no need to compare.

3. SIGPRO

Posts: 2810; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

How can you compare Android to iOS? Jeez come on PA, clickbait articles!

4. RevolutionA

Posts: 389; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

Yeah dude, you are right those slow updating droids can't be compared to faster iOS

11. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1137; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Really? iOS 11 doesn't seem that fast though, not on the iPhone 8 or any other iPhone model, but at least I have a trouble free Android phone and not an iPhone that gets bugs with every update. I'll take slow stable updates over hit and miss iOS updates any day of the week.

16. RevolutionA

Posts: 389; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

Then you should take a hit always on your a**

34. maherk

Posts: 6675; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

My iPad Pro received it's 3rd update in less than a month. The 1st two updates were fine and didn't have any issues apart from the notifications clear button bug. With the last update, apps keeps on crashing, especially games. So yeah, I would rather wait few more months to get an update that is almost flawless, rather than having to download 200+ MB updates every week, that will fix problems the previous update brought to my device.

44. RevolutionA

Posts: 389; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

Something is wrong with your ipad then, mine runs butter smooth

47. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

Following the tradition of a cocky wanker who dismissed dropped calls on the iPhone 4 as operator error.

49. maherk

Posts: 6675; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Oh really? If it's the iPad, why didn't I have any issues prior to the latest version released?

52. darkkjedii

Posts: 30778; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Mine is kinda laggy, and has glitches.

57. brian81

Posts: 68; Member since: Nov 09, 2012

same here my 7 plus also laggy

55. darkkjedii

Posts: 30778; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm not even gonna bother installing anymore patches. I'll wait till iOS 11.1, maybe it'll work right. I'm less and less impressed with iOS 11 each day, and I was really hyped for it. Android 7.1.1 is all on it, and I can imagine how 8.0 will be.

59. maherk

Posts: 6675; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Same here. No more updates until I know they have fixed all the bugs, as it's pointless to keep downloading and installing updates that brings more bugs rather than fix them.

60. darkkjedii

Posts: 30778; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It's like, why even have a damn beta program, if the gold master is nothing more than a beta itself.

6. mikehunta727 unregistered

Project Treble gotta take off hard

7. apple-rulz

Posts: 1862; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

iOS 11 is awesome on my iPhone 6S Plus & iPhone 7 Plus. As for Oreo, I won’t hold my breath on getting it on my Note 8 anytime soon.

14. pecapello

Posts: 104; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

Oh man, just don’t. I own a 7 Plus as well and did 2 factory resets and iOS 11 is definitely NOT awesome. It’s good, pretty good, but not awesome. Not being able to turn the WiFi and Bluetooth off from the control center anymore impeded it from being awesome. Besides, there are still some bugs here and there, such as: Safari freezing issues; sluggish animations when opening apps (this one is very annoying); the audio sometimes gets crazy and starts playing a random song, and so on. Should I contact them and ask for a replacement or is this iOS 11 not being awesome at all?

23. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

Note 8 just came out. But Oh wait, even the latest iPhone with iOS 11 does less than the Note does. Does your life hang on a number. I don't care if they actually ever update the Note 8. 10 years from now the iPhone whatever it is, will still do less than the Note 8.

31. RevolutionA

Posts: 389; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

I agree iOS 11 is rocking with no bloat, no gimmicky features, various in-built functionalities and features which droids have to install separately slowing them

35. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1137; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Oh wise one, enlighten us, what the hell are you on about?

48. RevolutionA

Posts: 389; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

I'm on bout you foolish guys using dead droids

36. maherk

Posts: 6675; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

"my Note 8" Bahahaha

53. darkkjedii

Posts: 30778; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dude...I'm cracking up over here.

8. palmguy

Posts: 954; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

As a comparison; Since Apple is a company that develops its own hardware and software, it's also able to maximize the amount of supported devices and minimize the distribution times for updates. So Android is an OS, Apple is a company. There, I fix it :-)

9. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Is this really news at this point?

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