We suspect many Android fans are familiar with the pie chart that Google uses to show the break down of versions, however it looks like Apple has recently begun doing the same for iOS. While there is likely a better reason, this almost seems like Apple has done this in an attempt to bring some fragmentation shame to Google.

That said, Apple discussed these numbers back during WWDC and at first glance, the iOS pie chart does look a bit cleaner. Of course, as Android users will likely know, there is a big difference in how Android and iOS updates are handled. And honestly speaking, Apple has a good thing going with how they control the updates.

Basically, Apple controls the updates which means they are easily able to push them to devices using iTunes or an over-the-update process. Android on the other hand has the manufacturers and carriers to contend with in terms of rolling out updates. Not to mention, there are quite a few additional Android models as compared to iOS devices.


Another part of the issue are the Android devices that manufacturers and carriers are still selling. Without naming specific offenders, there are plenty of handsets still available for sale with versions that are now several years old at this point in time. With Apple on the other hand, all the devices currently being sold are running the latest version of iOS.

Bottom line here, while this seems like Apple was trying to shame Google, it does bring the topic of updates to the forefront once again. And with that, it remains that there needs to be a better system in place for pushing out these updates. Or at the very least, Google needs to find a way to ensure manufacturers and carriers stop selling outdated devices.

VIA: Apple Insider

SOURCE: iOS Dev Center, Google Developers