Tim Cook bravely claimed that Android was more fragmented than iOS. According to his speech, 93% of current iOS devices are running iOS 6, while there were 33% of Jelly Bean, 25.6% of Ice Cream Sandwich and 36% of Gingerbread in Android family.
But is that a problem. I don’t think so.
First, most of Android apps and games require Android 2.1 Eclair and later. That means less than 1% Android devices running Cupcake and Donut are not able to run these contents. Moreover, the sum of Eclair, Donut and Cupcake shares is about 5%, so I think there’s no problem with Android fragmentation at this time.
Secondly, Mr. Tim Cook was purposive not to mention how many percents that iOS 6.0 and 6.1 adopt. I guess these numbers are not fine for Apple. Moreover, iOS on iPhone, iPod and iPad models are much different. For example: Siri works on iPhone 4S but not on iPhone 4. Is that not a part of fragmentation? Yes, it must be a part of iOS fragmentation.
I would like to remind Mr. Tim Cook that: Without Google, there’s no iOS success. Look at Windows Phone now. Honestly, I believe if Google had brought their services to Windows Phone like what they have been doing with iOS, perhaps Microsoft would have laugh at Apple for years.
Google has not presented its newest Android version at this time. We believe that is an action from the search giant to force its partners to quicky push Android 4.2.2 to their earlier products, for example: Samsung Galaxy S III. How about Apple? I bet that most of iUsers having iOS 6.1.2 on their iDevices will not upgrade to iOS 7 until evad3r team release iOS7 jaibreaking method. If iOS 7 is unjailbreakable, lots of iUsers to switch to Android or Windows Phone. Mr. Tim Cook may be happy to announce that in Apple WWDC next year.