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

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

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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.

Of course, before the new versions of these platforms got unveiled on stage, the usual updates about the current state of these OS got revealed. Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of Software Engineering, unveiled that iOS 8, along with all of its versions, can be found on 83% of all iDevices.

To put that into perspective, Mr Federighi compared iOS with its greatest rival, Google's Android, the latest-released major version of which, Android 5.0 Lollipop and all of its newer iterations can be found on "merely" 12% of all Android devices.

As a reminder, back in February 2015 iOS 8 powered 72% of all eligible devices, while its predecessor, iOS 7, was present on 25%.

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