52% iOS Devices Now Run iOS 11 While Only 0.2% Devices Run Android 8.0 Oreo
The latest version of Apple’s operating system for iPhones and iPads, iOS 11, has now been adopted by 52% users. The information was updated on Apple’s App Store support page for developers. The iOS 11 was released for all users on the 19th of September and has had its fair share of hiccups so far.
The adoption rate of iOS 11 at 52% is less than what it was for previous versions. Last year, Tim Cook, at the “Hello Again” Mac event on October 27th, 2016 announced that iOS 10 had reached 60% of devices, while iOS 9 had been adopted by 67% of devices by November 16th, 2015. This adoption rate is significantly higher than Google new OS version, Android 8.0 Oreo. Google’s developer portal estimates that about 0.2% of devices are running Android 8.0 Oreo as of 2nd of October.
iOS 11’s slow rate of popularity or acceptance can be due to the issues found in the new OS. There have been several bugs that have hampered the growth of iOS 11 and a lot of people have refrained from updating their devices to iOS 11. Users have complained that ever since they updated to iOS 11, they have had issues battery draining, UI jitteriness, and random force restart.
In a new bug reported, some users can’t type the letter “I.” Reddit user TheCravin documented the bug and said that Apple’s predictive keyboard feature suggests a random character like “A,” “#,” or “!” followed by the unicode symbol, and then automatically replaces the “I” unless the user takes corrective action.