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Over 70% Android Users Run an OS Which is More Than 2 Years Old

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Google revealed earlier this week that 71.6% of Android users are still using the pre-Lollipop version of the OS. The divisions are as follows: 36.6% of devices are still running Android 4.4 KitKat, while a 26.9% of users are still running various versions of Jelly Bean. While the latter was released in 2012 and hasn’t seen an update since October 2013, the former first arrived two years ago.Google Android OS

As for iOS users, a huge 70% of them are  running iOS 9 which came out only in September this year. Additionally, iOS 8 is being used to run about 92% Apple devices, an OS released not more than 16 months ago.

Though Android 6.0 Marshmallow has enough things to like about it, many users will have to wait another couple of months before they are able to run it on their devices. The contrast between iOS and Android updates offers an interesting picture. Perhaps the inertia and stagnation which sets in once the users become accustomed to running a specific OS makes them shy away from updates. Other than the availability of the OS what else do you think could keep users away from updating their Android devices?

Source: BGR

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Rosheena Zehra
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30 comments
Kalpesh Jain
Kalpesh Jain

and a phone which is latest ..lol irony .. iphone is just opp old phones new software

Chetan Shinde
Chetan Shinde

Even when it is a 2 year old android phone, it still runs stable for a long run. For Tech Savvy person, 2 year old android phone can be rooted and custom roms can be installed. For a everyday guy, 2 year old android phone will work fine with a factory reset. For a user who only does calls and click pictures, seriously, even jelly bean is fine for this. I am using a phone which runs rom based on 4.4.4 Kitkat , still today, my requirements are met and my two year old phone runs just fine. :P

Sandeep Singh
Sandeep Singh

And mine is 3 years old got Samsung galaxy s duos in December 2012. No updates provided by Samsung

Xtyloz Azeew
Xtyloz Azeew

Lol and 2 year old os can run latest andriod apps, only change interface of new os.

Sai Ram Mateti
Sai Ram Mateti

Come on man. I am still using pentium 3 and win2k OS. Who cares!

Surajit Das
Surajit Das

Because new os power not save.. :-) :-) :-) :-)

Bikram Singh
Bikram Singh

And still advance enough to perform all the tasks.

Burhan Khan
Burhan Khan

100% iphone users are using 8 years old OS with new version numbers

Axee Khan
Axee Khan

This is the biggest drawback for Android devices

Viral Vaidya
Viral Vaidya

OEMs don't want to update older device so that they can sell new ones..... simple....

Nikhil Goel
Nikhil Goel

It's just bcoz companies don't even think of upgrading devices..

Atharv Yadav
Atharv Yadav

OK I m one of those .5% ..\U0001f60f\U0001f60f

Akash Kumar
Akash Kumar

Bt these are working great without bugs..mobile vender should lunch new versions..

Nischal S
Nischal S

How can 92% run ios 8, when there are 70% running latest ios 9? Didn't understand this point\U0001f61e

Hatred Pride
Hatred Pride

That is the fault of the oem not the users!

Krishna Aditya
Krishna Aditya

And even with that 2 year old os it still can beat ios lol. \U0001f602