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Android gets publicly shamed on stage at Apple's WWDC '18 event

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Android vs iOS
At Apple's official WWDC keynote today, Apple head honcho Craig Federighi took a subtle but rightful jab at Apple's iOS biggest software competitor - Android.

Quoting some pretty staggering figures, Federighi pointed out that iOS 11, Apple's current latest software, is powering a whole lot of 81% of all active iOS devices across the world, which are well over a billion. 

Meanwhile, Federighi shamed Android by stating that merely 6% of all active Android devices run the latest version of Google's software, which happens to be last summer's Android 8.x Oreo.

Fact-checking reveals that this statement is just slightly over-exaggerated.

Looking at the latest stats from Google's own stats dashboard, Oreo really powers 5.7% of the Android device pool, with Android 8.0 being found on 4.9% and Android 8.1 powering up another 0.8% of all devices. The data below was accurate as of May 7, 2018.


Meanwhile, Apple's App Store dashboard reveals that iOS 11 sits at 76% adoption, but the data is accurate as of April 22. Thus, iOS 11 having an 81% adoption as of this moment does not seem implausible.

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