Showing just how non-existent “fragmentation” is on the iOS platform, Apple has this week published a chart visually breaking down what percentage of users are running iOS 6, compared to earlier versions of its mobile OS.
Accessible through its Developer Portal, the chart uses data taken over just a two-week period (ending June 3, 2013) and – perhaps astonishingly – reveals that 93% of the company’s customers who own either an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, are currently running the latest available mobile operating system – iOS 6 – while those rocking older versions of the OS reflect just 7% (combined).
Now, compare this to Android OS over a similar fortnightly period — and as you can see, there’s a huge difference. Android OS is fragmented to hell. Even worse? – 37.4% of Android users are still chugging along on Google’s mobile OS thrice-removed. Ouch.