Apple iOS vs Android_Revu Philippines

This confirms one area where iOS is better than Android

In Games, Apps, and OS by Alora Uy Guerrero2 Comments

FOR the first time, devices running Android Nougat have finally surpassed those that are on Android KitKat. Yey? Hold off that celebration. The recent news is not a cause for one.

In Google’s most recent data, Nougat has been rolled out to 15.8 percent of devices, 0.7 percent more than those running KitKat. That’s up from 13.5 percent reported in August. But as you can see, that number is too low for something that was made available a year ago. In fact, most — 32.2 percent, to be exact — are still on Android Marshmallow. That version was released in 2015! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Sorry, we got carried away.

Android market share September 2017 on Revu Philippines

The relative number of devices running a given version of the Android platform in September 2017 (via Android Developers)

Now, let’s look at the latest Apple iOS distribution, culled from Apteligent Data.

iOS market share September 2017 on Revu Philippines

iOS distribution as of September 14, 2017

Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch products that are running iOS 10 is pegged at a whopping 92.7 percent, meaning almost all devices already have the latest version of iOS.

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On September 19, iOS 11 will be made public, and smartphones, tablets, and media players that support it may already have their operating systems updated. Here’s the official list of supported iDevices:

  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 5s
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation)
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro (1st generation)
  • iPad Pro (10.5-inch)
  • iPad Pro (9.7-inch)
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air
  • iPad (5th generation)
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 2
  • iPod touch (6th generation)

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Whereas on the Android side, only four devices got a taste of Android Oreo at launch, and they’re all from Google:

  • Pixel
  • Pixel XL
  • Nexus 6P
  • Nexus 5X

The rest, well, let’s just say that it will be a waiting game for them — if they’re even lucky to get Oreo. This is why some would rather have smartphones and tablets that are running stock or pure Android. This is why some are cheering for the resurgence of Android One phones. The Xiaomi Mi A1 was first. Moto and HTC could be next.

SEE ALSO: New Xiaomi Mi A1 is Android One’s best hope for survival

There are several bottlenecks, from carriers taking months to push the update to their devices to chip makers not updating their hardware to support the latest Android version in timely fashion.

SEE ALSO: Apple iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus debut alongside iPhone X

And this is where the cookie crumbles for Android.

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Editor-in-chief: Alora Uy Guerrero has 22 years of experience as an editor for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. She took time off journalism to manage OPPO’s digital-marketing campaigns. When not busy with her babies, she’s working on Revü, a passion project — or probably traveling or obsessing over her favorite bands, movies, TV shows, and basketball teams.