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This is the one reason Android users are actually jealous of iOS users

Published Dec 31st, 2013 10:00AM EST
iOS Android Software Upgrade Comparison

Android users are a proud group and are typically not fond of admitting that they’re envious of iPhone users. However, there’s one area where even the most diehard Android fan has to admit that iPhone users have it better: Software upgrades. AppleInsider notes that 78% of iOS users have now upgraded to iOS 7, an impressive feat for an update that was released less than four months ago.

In contrast, the latest numbers released by Google show that only 55% of all Android users are using devices that run on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean or higher, even though Google first released Jelly Bean all the way back in the summer of 2012. What’s more, Google says that just over 1% of Android users have adopted Android 4.4 KitKat, the latest version of the platform that started rolling out to users in November. iOS 7, in contrast, reportedly hit a 60% adoption rate just one week after it was released.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.