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After one month of availability, Apple's iOS 6 has been installed on 60 percent of iDevices in the U.S. and Canada, and will possibly see further growth with the expected debut of a 7.85-inch "iPad mini" on Tuesday.

Chitika iOS 6


Ad network Chitika's research arm, Chitika Insights,

iOS 6 showed substantial adoption rates when the mobile operating system was first released on Sept. 19, and at one point represented over 16 percent of all iOS device web traffic after being available for
only one day. Since Oct. 2, iOS 6 gained another 10 percent share, though adoption rates have fallen since the operating system debuted.

The ad network notes that while growth has leveled off over the past week, the number of iOS 6 users continues to increase thanks to upgrades and new device purchases. Chitika expects usage to touch 70 percent within the coming weeks, spurred on by sales of Apple's much-rumored iPad mini.

Chitika iOS Share


Apple is widely expected to debut the small form factor iPad at a special event on Tuesday, which is thought to focus on educational uses for the rumored 7.85-inch tablet.
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And Android has… what adoption of its newest OS, was it? lol.gif

 

Never get tired of hearing it, and this thread's gonna be all about it again.

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It's something amazing like 7%. I'm surprised that not every man, woman, child and mammal on the planet doesn't have an Android device... at least according to their reported activation numbers ;)

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Also, if our household is at all typical, there are a meaningful number of in-use iOS devices that cannot (3G, iPad 1, first iPod Touches) or probably should not (3GS, mid-gen iPod Touches) install iOS6. And then all the iPad 2s that were gifted to less technologically literate family members who will get upgraded the next time the family gets together. Look for a bump in adoption again at Thanksgiving and Christmas!
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and how was the adoption of the previous iOSs after one month?
Yes, I could google it but... I"d expect AI to write better articles.

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I'm pretty sure Jelly Bean was under 2% as of last check, probably over that by now. Ice Cream Sandwich was under 15% and it's been out since June. On top of that Google is supposed to be announcing 4.2 (Key Lime Pie?) in a couple days. Pathetic adoption rates and crazy fragmentation. Who doesn't want to get in on that business???
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I didn't think the previous number was too impressive but 60% is phenomenal.

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Just think how high the adoption rate would be if they allowed 6.0 on the original iPad.

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That's incredible. It definite boon for app developers, which in turn is a boon for Apple and consumers. It's a virtuous circle.

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well of course iOS devices will having a higher adoption rates, all new iDevices come with it. There are still Android phones being sold with 2.X! ICS is up to 24% after a year and JB is up to 1.8%, as of the beginning of Oct.

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And Android has… what adoption of its newest OS, was it? lol.gif

Never get tired of hearing it, and this thread's gonna be all about it again.

Why does this thread have to be about Android's adoption rate when it's not mentioned in the article? Just give Apple kudos for having a OS and ecosystem that's easily upgradeable. Google has no control over if and when manufacturers and carriers upgrade their devices.
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and Google is Lamenting "where did all our maps traffic go"

WooHoo what are we going to do with all the unused map servers?....
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Originally Posted by dasanman69 View Post
Google has no control over if and when manufacturers and carriers upgrade their devices.

 

Really? … Really? And people… …Really? And people wonder why developers hate Android and make little to no money on it?

 

They "have no control" because they choose to have no control.

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Why does this thread have to be about Android's adoption rate when it's not mentioned in the article? Just give Apple kudos for having a OS and ecosystem that's easily upgradeable. Google has no control over if and when manufacturers and carriers upgrade their devices.

 

Because an isolated statistic is not nearly as meaningful without some contrasting data point to compare and contrast. 

 

It always makes me laugh when during a sporting event the announcer has some statistic along the lines of - this batter is 1 for 3 against left handed pitchers when the bases are loaded at home games - or some other arcane combination of factors. Okay, so is that good or bad or just average. It would be far more useful I think to include some indication as to how that compares to the league average - or the batters average against right handed pitchers or got the season overall etc. 

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Just think how high the adoption rate would be if they allowed 6.0 on the original iPad.

lol is that a joke?

 

it would be what, maybe another 1% higher?

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1. Article link gets me a 404. This one works
2. I'm still contemplating on this: "To quantify this study, Chitika Insights took a sample of hundreds of millions of mobile ad impressions coming out of the Chitika Ad network ranging from September 19th to October 19th, 2012. The growth rate of iOS 6 was then compared to total iOS Web usage using a time series to illustrate the rate of adoption of the new OS. "
3. 60%? Holy macaroni. And this is just for the US & Canada (< don't start a 'North Americas' discussion please) I wonder if it's even greater when taking the whole world into account. Possibly not, as that would include many countries with lower income, lower iOS device sales figures.
4. AI's next article: "iPhone 5 Usage Surpasses Samsung Galaxy S III After Less than 3 Weeks on Market"
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and Google is Lamenting "where did all our maps traffic go"

WooHoo what are we going to do with all the unused map servers?....

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Why does this thread have to be about Android's adoption rate when it's not mentioned in the article? 

 

Because it's a given that Apple's iOS 6 adoption rate would be through the roof, and who wants to talk about the obvious? We all know that Apple is kicking ass, sometimes it's more fun to talk about how craptastic Android is. Any opportunity to gloat about how badly Android sucks should not be passed up, IMO.

 

Buying an Android device is like playing the lotto. Will the manufacturer deliver on their promise to update your phone with the newest OS? Many Android devices that were promised updates will never, ever get them. The manufacturer flat out lies to the customers in certain cases. That sounds like a great strategy for keeping customers longterm! lol.gif

 

People who buy Android devices should also budget in the money to purchase a large jar of vaseline, because they're gonna need it! 1biggrin.gif

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Really? … Really? And people… …Really? And people wonder why developers hate Android and make little to no money on it?

They "have no control" because they choose to have no control.

What do they care what version devices have? If developers hate Android so much, then who's making all those apps? Fairies?
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Something Android only dreams about.

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and how was the adoption of the previous iOSs after one month?
Yes, I could google it but... I"d expect AI to write better articles.


LOL. You sound like my Grade 11 English teacher!

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Here we go again with the asinine iOS vs. Android arguments. Sigh.

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Our iPad 1 gets used all the time in our household and it surfs the web great from the couch. I don't think people just threw their iPad 1's in the garbage when the new iPads came out.

Right, but there just aren't so many out there to move the needle on this issue.

 

Also the first iPad would run so terribly with iOS6 I don't see why anyone would want to do that.

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What do they care what version devices have? If developers hate Android so much, then who's making all those apps? Fairies?

 

The ratio of developers and new project starts for iOS vs Android is 7:3 last survey at the end of summer.

 

Last December Eric Schmidt was asked about this very issue (why iOS had more than twice as much interest from developers as Android). His reply? That in 6 months those places would be reversed. His reasoning? He stated that developers go where the market share is, and Android has more market share and is growing. Therefore developers would "switch sides".

 

Well, Mr. Schmidt, it's been almost 11 months since your "6 month" prediction and things haven't changed one bit. Seems developers pay attention to other things besides market share. Here's a couple for you...

 

  • How many of those devices are high-end phones vs all the feature phones that happen to run Android.
  • The fragmentation mess that is Android from API levels over all the different versions to hardware differences.
  • The horribly slow adoption rate of new OS upgrades preventing developers from writing Apps that take full advantage of new features on the latest OS.
  • The tightly integrated ecosystem you get with Apple devices.
  • The higher performance of iOS devices (especially in the area of graphics).
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The ratio of developers and new project starts for iOS vs Android is 7:3 last survey at the end of summer.

Last December Eric Schmidt was asked about this very issue (why iOS had more than twice as much interest from developers as Android). His reply? That in 6 months those places would be reversed. His reasoning? He stated that developers go where the market share is, and Android has more market share and is growing. Therefore developers would "switch sides".

Well, Mr. Schmidt, it's been almost 11 months since your "6 month" prediction and things haven't changed one bit. Seems developers pay attention to other things besides market share. Here's a couple for you...
  • How many of those devices are high-end phones vs all the feature phones that happen to run Android.
  • The fragmentation mess that is Android from API levels over all the different versions to hardware differences.
  • The horribly slow adoption rate of new OS upgrades preventing developers from writing Apps that take full advantage of new features on the latest OS.
  • The tightly integrated ecosystem you get with Apple devices.
  • The higher performance of iOS devices (especially in the area of graphics).

Wasn't it Schmidt that also said that in 6 months most TVs for sale would have Google TV embedded?

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^ That's right. He's like Prince Philip - always sticking his foot in his mouth.
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It seems like most users can't wait to upgrade to Apple Maps, despite the loud complaints of a few users.

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What do they care what version devices have? If developers hate Android so much, then who's making all those apps? Fairies?

 

You just about nailed it: Virgins living in their mother's basement. Age and sexual preference undeterminable. 

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Wow. What a news. Some iFans are really desperate in trying to score cheap points against android.
60% of adoption rate? SFW?

And since this "upgrade" is such a minute one (with a bunch of "features"); doesn't this say something about iFans?
"we-e-e-e-ll, if 60% of us is going in this direction, I might go as we-e-e-e-ll"
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Maybe they just are not happy enough with IOS5?
Or maybe they will swallow whatever it is served today?

 

Jeez, did you lose your binkie ...? Do happy people make you wear your mr. grumpy face? 

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Here we go again with the asinine iOS vs. Android arguments. Sigh.

It's not an asinine argument, but it does bring out asinine comments from the sidelines.

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well of course iOS devices will having a higher adoption rates, all new iDevices come with it. There are still Android phones being sold with 2.X! ICS is up to 24% after a year and JB is up to 1.8%, as of the beginning of Oct.

oh.. nice.. so JB will have 2% when 4.2 comes out? makes sense.

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I've upgrade my iPhone, but after missing the map function too much, I've decided not to upgrade my New iPad. I love the map program too much to go complete IOS6. I wish they would work out their differences so I can get my Google Maps app back. The Apple map app (despite my absolute adoration of Apple) is really lacking. Way too soon to dump Google.
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Originally Posted by Nathillien View Post
Wow. What a news. Some iFans are really desperate in trying to score cheap points against android.

 

Hey, troll. Glad I could draw you out. Feel free to call me a leech; that only makes you the poison.


And since this "upgrade" is such a minute one…

 

Oh! About that! Glad you brought it up. I've been told by dozens of Android morons that "It's okay that all phones still ship with 2.x, because I can get all the features of the newer software on this old software anyway. And all apps still work with it."

 

Now, in reading that, one gets the impression that there's zero reason to update to your new software entirely. But why's this? It's because there aren't any changes to it, according to your own friends. So I find it interesting that you'd call into question an Apple update when it, you know, actually changes things.

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