Despite desperate attempts by Google to solve the problem of fragmentation of Android OS every year the problem is only getting worse. Apple CEO Tim cook drew attention to this fact during the presentation WWDC 2017 in San Jose.
Despite the expanded range of its devices, Apple continues to strictly control the update process. iOS, Tim cook called the “best and most advanced in the world mobile platform”. The level of satisfaction of users iOS 10, according to him, is a record 96%.
“86% of our customers use the features of the iOS operating system 10. It’s just an incredible result compared to other platforms that suffer from horrible fragmentation, cook said. – In the case of iOS, developers can always aim for the latest technology our platform.”
For comparison, Cooke cited the situation with the Android operating system 7, which was released even before iOS 10. Now not even 10% compatible. According to cook, most devices will never receive Android 8.
According to the schedule, which led Tim cook, at the moment only 7% of devices are running latest version Android 7, and all the rest – in the legacy version 80% of the gadgets are running even older editions of the OS.
In fairness it should be noted that about 11% of Apple devices continue to run iOS 9, and 3% of users on earlier versions of iOS. On the one hand, this is due to the expiration of certain iPhone and iPad, and with another — unwillingness of some owners to upgrade to new versions of the system.
Whatever it was, it is impossible not to agree that a strong fragmentation of the ecosystem does not carry anything good and can potentially harm all market participants because of the impossibility of total eradication of critical security threats.