Controversies and debacles about the mobile operating systems has been a long drawn issue. Precisely speaking, the silent competition between iOS (iPhone OS) and Android OS has reached a much hyped state, though the choice being relative among the teeming millions of users worldwide. For some users, they are mere projections of choices available in the tech market. Others prefer to say
“Hey, they are just devices, so why get so rigid in selection of your choice about the operating system of these devices??”
However, the controversy continues on its way. Chitika, one of the leading ad networks, containing over more than 80,000 publisher sites, present before you some interesting statistics governing this issue. We, at Tech-Tips-Geek provide you with some of the salient informatory charts to quench your curiosity regarding the aforementioned topic.
To our knowledge, the iOS installed in iPhones is magnanimously prominent while The Android is growing in numbers among users (still not accepted enough to challenge the priority of iOS-es, proved by concrete statistics). When a straight head to head comparison pops up between these two, Apple definitely occupies a more significant position than Androids. Almost about 55% of the world’s mobile traffic network choose these as their favorite option, other options being readily available. This accounts against 18% of the total traffic covered by Android. The latest news being Android gaining in the market with no effect of iPhone4 till date.
Different shares of Mobile OS
It needs to be acknowledged that operating systems in the iPhone stands out as the sole dominant monarch in today’s tech industry, with all others lagging behind. However the Android is growing massively at a rapid rate to battle out with the dominant prominence of this fact, at least concrete documents this year says so. It has been a period of ten months that the iPhone is elder than the Android operating system, while documents approve that the first Android device(HTC’s dream) is almost two years junior when compared according to head starts. Android applicable smartphones have really been captivating the developing platforms worldwide in the last two years.
To present before you an actual picture of the prevalent trends in the OS market, Chitika surveyed through 9,020,135 running on iOS while 7,712,820 devices were found to run on some forms of Android operating systems. These stats are based on huge figures (including the fact that Apple declares to have sold out 8.4 million iPhones in the quarter in which iPhone4 was released). we take into account that these massive figures depict almost the General trends in the present marketing scenario.
It need mentioning that almost 49.9% of collective iPhone owners use iOS4 as the operating system, a release of only a month ago.
Upgrades on iOS (iPhone)
On the contrary, Android operators can be observed completely frustrated about the fact of late release of Froyo. Laments about these facts from the Android Device owners is quite justified. Surprising figures speak for themselves that only 1.74% of the Android owners have the latest version of Android OS installed in their phones.
Upgrades on Android OS
Developers of the Android society needs to keep in mind the current thirst of the consumers worldwide. Well, it needs saying that Splintering of the version of OS can also pose a challenging threat to the growing platform of this Android community.
Really, statistics speak for themselves. It is really good to have concrete numbers illuminating this issue of debate. But, more importantly what do you think about the aforementioned statistics? Does Android really have the capability of challenging the dominant market sales of iPhones and iOS-es? What would happen in the coming years? Let us know your views to help you enlighten more on these controversial topics.
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