While announcing some iOS 8 related updates today at its iPad/Mac press event, Apple’s Craig Federighi today compared adoption of the newly released iOS 8 to the installed base of the most recent Android release, KitKat.
In the slide above Apple points out that 48% of users are now on iOS 8 with another 46% of iOS users running the year-old iOS 7 release. That, as Apple points out, compares to 54% of Android users running Android Jelly Bean first released in 2012 with only 25% running the latest Android KitKat release.
Apple also noted that iOS 8 was able to achieve its 48% adoption in just 26 days compared to 313 days for KitKat to reach its 25% of Android users (pictured in slide below).
While Apple made a point today of how much faster iOS 8 is being adopted by users compared to recent Android releases, iOS 8 has actually experienced slower adoption compared to last year’s iOS 7 release.