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50 percent of Devices are Running iOS 13 After 26 Days Of its Rollout, Apple Reveals

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It has been a month or so since Apple officially rolled out iOS 13 globally. After only 26 days since the company launched iOS 13, it has reported that 50 % of its devices are running the latest iOS version.

Although the current figures seem impressive, it took fewer days for iOS 12 adoptions to hit this percentage. Apple reported iOS 12 adoption hitting 50% of devices after only 23 days since its official rollout. However, if iPhones launched in the past four years are considered, iOS 13 adoption jumps to 55%.

The company says 41 percent of iPhones are running iOS 12 while the rest are running older versions. For iPad OS, 33 percent of all iPads running the new OS while only 41 percent of newer iPad versions are running iPad OS.

From the numbers, you realize that Apple has always been mindful of software updates, unlike the Android side. Android devices are doing poorly in terms of software updates, to say the very least. Google has been a bit selfish on the lifespan of providing updates, and some android makers even never push any updates after launching a device.

According to Google’s report back in May, the company reported only 10 percent of Android phones were running Android 9.0 Pie after a year since its launch. Android Oreo, emerged as the most used Android version with a share of 28.3 percent.

Android 7.0 Nougat and Android 6.o Marshmallow had 19.2 percent and 16.9 percent, market share,  respectively. Surprising enough, the report revealed that some users still use even older android versions like Android 2.3 Gingerbread after a decade managed to amass a 0.3 percent market share.

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