It hasn’t even been two days since Apple released iOS 10 and latest reports indicate that the adoption is quite fast-paced. While Apple hasn t officially revealed the numbers, analytics firm Mixpanel s data suggests that iOS 10 adoption has reached 14.53 percent in the first 24 hours. The adoption rate of iOS 10 is also better than last year s iOS 9, which reached 12.6 percent in 24 hours. This is despite the buggy rollout where iPhones and iPads got soft bricked due to failed installations from OTA update. To recover from the bricked state, users were required to connect their iPhones or iPads to computer using the cable to restore using iTunes. Apple was quick enough to resolve the issue, but not before it affected hundreds. Also Read - Apple App store removes this popular dating app for spreading misinformationAlso Read - Apple adds UPI, RuPay, net banking on App Store: How to add new payment methods
While Apple typically updates the adoption numbers once in a week, analytics firm Mixpanel has made the tracker available to public. You can visit the page here to look at the data on hourly, daily and weekly basis. At the time of filing this story, iOS 10 adoption had reached 16.34 percent. Going by this pace, the firm expects iOS 10 to reach 50 percent adoption in less than 11 days. The adoption is set to jump further when the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus goes on sale tomorrow in many countries, as both smartphones come preinstalled with iOS 10. In comparison, iOS 9 took 12 days to reach 50 percent, iOS 8 took 31 days and iOS 7, which was a major update, just five days.
Now, if we talk about Android, the adoption has been laggard. The ever growing fragmentation issue is not likely to be tackled soon. Android Marshmallow was announced back in October 2015 and even after 11 months; adoption has barely reached 18 percent mark. Even after Google releases the source code, manufacturers take a lot of time to rollout updates, as they also have to add over the top customizations, and optimize the OS to work smoothly on different hardware configurations. ALSO READ: Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus price in India for all variants revealed ahead of October 7 launch
Also, Google officially supports its Nexus smartphones for two years, which includes major updates as well as monthly security fixes. However, in case of other OEMs, only flagship smartphones get as many as two major software updates, whereas most entry level and mid-range smartphones remain on the operating system they come shipped with. In comparison, Apple has supported its iPhones and iPads for three to four years. ALSO READ: Apple iOS 10 Review: The biggest iOS update, ever