Things are going faster and smoother for Apple when it comes to propagating the latest version of the company’s OS than, say, for Google, but the two companies are on a totally different strategy. While Android 4.4 KitKat is running on 1.1% of compatible Google devices, Apple’s iOS 7 powers 74 percent, a nice adoption rate to have for the latest iteration of a platform.
Of course, iOS 7 was announced and released earlier than Android 4.4 KitKat, giving it a relatively large head-start! Still, with the latest figures in, as of December 1, 2013, 22% of Apple’s compatible devices still run iOS 6 (and 4% are on an even earlier release), but the majority, 74%, is powered by iOS 7. This number is 10% higher than two months ago, in October, making iOS 7 the fastest OS to propagate and be adopted among all other versions of Apple’s mobile platform.