In a graphic that Tim Cook is sure to use at tomorrow’s Apple event, Google displayed the current Android distribution numbers as of September 2015. Lollipop did show a slight jump from 18.% to 21%, but this is still a small percentage of devices running the latest and greatest from Google. Kit Kat currently leads the pack with 39.2% of the devices running the last Android release. Unfortunately, we are only a month away from the release of Marshmallow, so the majority of users will be two releases behind at that point. Apple often likes to point out that Android users are often running outdated software, whereas the majority of iOS users are running the latest version. I suspect Google just gave Apple one of their slides for tomorrow’s event, but we shall see. Does it bother you that Android is so fragmented? Or is that the price we pay for (mostly) open source? Hit me with your thoughts in the comments.
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