In my last post I commented that the restrictions imposed on iOS beta apps tilted the balance to Android development if I was doing both and didn’t have a reason to release iOS first.
Not an hour later, some device info comes out that drops an elephant on the iOS side of my scale. Time frames generously provided by MG Seigler, these numbers should make any Android developer cry:
- Only 0.6% on the latest version of Android (Ice Cream Sandwich) after 2 months
- Only 55% have upgraded to the previous version of Android (Gingerbread), which is 1 year old
- Over 30% are still using Gingerbread, which is more than a 1.5 years old
- Over 10% are still using Froyo or older versions of the OS, which are at least 2 years old
And here I was, on iOS, debating whether to keep supporting an operating system version that came out mid last year.