Apple’s Operating System Now Powering 82% Of iOS 8 Devices

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After passing the 80% mark a couple of weeks ago, and less than a month before WWDC 2015, Apple’s mobile operating system now shows that it’s powering 82% of iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices.

The new data comes from the official App Store Distribution dashboard, which is publicly available on Apple’s portal for developers. iOS 7 has kept its 17% share from two weeks ago while older versions of the software continue to comprise about 2% of legacy hardware.

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It’s worth noting that these numbers were derived from iOS devices that accessed the App Store on May 11th, 2015. Many sources are saying that the numbers suggest that the latest iOS 8 gains may be contributed to new device purchases, rather than people upgrading their existing iPhones, iPads and iPods from iOS 7 to iOS 8.

The company earlier this month reported stronger-than-expected iPhone sales, shipping nearly 62 million handsets during their fiscal 2015 second quarter ended March 28th.

As for Google, the official Android dashboard indicates that Android 5.x Lollipop is now on 9.7% of Android smartphones and tablets.

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Android 4.4 KitKat is on nearly 40% of devices while the various Android Jelly Bean installations comprise an additional 40% of Android smartphones and tablets. These stats and statistics were collected during a seven-day period ending on May 4th, 2015, and include only Android devices running Google services and accessing Play Store.

Each snapshot of data represents all the devices that visited the Play Store in the prior seven days.

Because the data is gathered from the new Google Play Store app, which supports Android 2.2 and above, devices running older versions are not included. In addition, forked Android versions and those which don’t run Google Play services, like the low-cost handsets predominantly used in China, aren’t included in Google’s official numbers.