If you have a newer iOS device and you haven’t yet upgraded to iOS 11, you should know that you’re in an ever-dwindling group. Apple’s iPhone 8 (and the yet-to-be-launch iPhone X) come with iOS 11 pre-installed, but as with all iOS update rollouts, iOS 11 is also being installed on older devices at a brisk pace. The current percentage of iOS 11 users is nearly 25%, and since the update has only been available for about a week, that’s obviously an incredible feat.
Looking farther back, we can use Android Nougat — which was officially released in August of 2016 — instead. Remember, iOS 11 has only been out for a week, and currently has nearly 25% adoption among iOS devices. The year-old Android Nougat has less than 16% adoption among Android devices. Android Marshmallow, now roughly two years old, boasts double the number of users at 32.2%, while Lollipop comes in at 28.8%.
In fact, if you want to find an Android version that has a comparable percentage of adopters to Nougat you’ll have to look as far back as Android Kitkat, which has a little over 15% share. That’s a whole lot of fragmentation.