Apple users upgrade, Android users don’t (or can’t)

What operating system your customers are using is a big deal. It controls what features you can release and to some extent how things will look. The mixture of hardware and software is called fragmentation—and it’s a crazy huge number of combinations on Android and very few on Apple.

Here is an example of Android fragmentation from page 48 of Building a Mobile App:

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And here is the latest reported Apple fragmentation:

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via Apple Charts iOS Fragmentation, Dares People to Look at Android’s.

What do you think?