Knowlton Thomas writing at Techvibes.com:
One day after iOS 6 launched, 15% of users had updated their software, according to a report from Chitika. 48 hours in, Audiobooks reported that nearly 30% of users had updated their iPhone’s operating system to iOS 6.
Let’s compare that to Android. A day after Google released Jelly Bean, or 4.1, about 0.1% of users were running the system. Two months in, that number had climbed to only 1.2%.
Ice Cream Sandwich, or 4.0, is a year old. It’s still on less than 17% of Android devices. Most Android users are still stuck on some version in the 2.0-range, which debuted in October 2009—yes, three years ago.
There’s nothing wrong with buying an Android phone. But chances are an Android phone’s best day is the day it is bought, likely never seeing a major update to its features or anything resembling post-purchase customer service. Ask iPhone 4 owners, with a phone now two years old, if they appreciate how Apple has kept them up-to-date since buying their phone. iPhone 3GS owners can say the same about a phone that’s three years old.
On Android, that just doesn’t happen.