Apple: No Fragmentation Here, 80 Percent of 365 Million iOS Devices Run iOS 5 - HotHardware
Apple: No Fragmentation Here, 80 Percent of 365 Million iOS Devices Run iOS 5

Apple: No Fragmentation Here, 80 Percent of 365 Million iOS Devices Run iOS 5

Look, we're not out to foster any hard feelings or spark a war of words between users of two very distinctive camps, but facts are facts, and the fact is, while legions of Android users are waiting patiently for their wireless carrier to roll out Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), the vast majority of iOS users are rocking the latest and greatest version of their platform.

Speaking at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) yesterday, Apple senior vice president for iOS, Scott Forstall, dropped some numbers on the crowd. He said Apple has sold 365 million iOS devices through March 30, a staggering number made even impressive by the fact that 80 percent of those devices are running iOS 5. Let that sink in for a moment.


One of the many features included in iOS 6 is the ability to FaceTime over a cellular network, not just Wi-Fi. Meanwhile, Apple claims 80 percent of iOS users are rocking version 5, the latest build currently available.

Just as Android has its benefits as an open source platform, iOS's proprietary path leads to a far less fragmented destination, which is iOS's greatest strength. And in case you're wondering, 75 percent of Apple's customers say they're "very satisfied" with iOS, Forstall claims. Android, meanwhile, is much more scattered, though also far more flexible and customizable. You win some, you lose some.

According to CNet, Forstall also said iOS 5 users are receiving 7 billion push notifications each day, along with a billion iMessage texts. iOS 5 has also been the platform for some 10 billion tweets.
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The opening statement is correct.. facts are facts.. this article just passes over some of them. Android does fragment itself per device as to who is going to get the newest version of the OS but Apple DOES THE SAME THING. Every device running the newest version of iOS does NOT have the same feature set. This will also be true of iOS6. The oldest models are left out due to old hardware or simply encouraging and upgrade. The same goes for Android . iOS is also a once a year rollout (if that) to specific hardware devices. If you were to take the number of specific Android phones running 4.0 there are already more devices supported that apple has to support with iOS. In addition to that Android updates are generally much faster than that. Its the same argument to be made in the Mac vs PC arena. Supporting a few devices with specific hardware is always easier than any given number of devices with different hardware. The only way you will ever be able to compare iOS to Android is if you select specific devices to compare. Nice try though with this article...

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The title of the article is incorrect, device to device on the same IOS version there are plenty of missing features and alot of them are major, so major in fact that it has been left to the jailbreaking community to remedy this problem and for the most part Apple does not include these features simply because they do not want to, they want everyone to buy their newest and greatest products while leaving capable devices in the dust. The so called "fragmentation" or what intelligent people call variety are simply at the mercy of their own carries to develop the OS for release, in most cases this is not a major issue as Android being an open operating system there are tons and tons of utilities in Googles own market. Please think a bit more next time before blindly writing an article trying to praise Apple.

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Yeah Apples old phones get all the new features and gimmicks, it was really awesome when siri came to the iphone 4 and older models...oh wait.

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