Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 19th Oct 2012 13:56 UTC
Apple "Looking at the stats for all our apps (we have 4 universal apps with almost 3 million downloads) and for all versions after a month gives an interesting picture." Close to 70% is on iOS 6 already. In the meantime, Sony just announced it's going to leave loads of users in the cold by not upgrading their phones to Jelly Bean. Those that do have an update in the pipeline will have to wait until next year.
Thread beginning with comment 539149
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Interesting but...
by gpsnoopy on Fri 19th Oct 2012 14:27 UTC
Member since:

The sampling method is very biased, as it accounts only for the people who have upgraded to the latest version of Discovr Music.

The only conclusion that can be drawn is that there is a high correlation between upgrading to the latest Discovr Music and upgrading to the latest iOS.

(Or as I like to read it: people who like to upgrade software upgrade their software)

Such sampling method is incompatible with the official results from Google. To get comparable results, we need a similar approach from Apple.

Reply Score: 6

RE: Interesting but...
by jared_wilkes on Fri 19th Oct 2012 15:15 in reply to "Interesting but..."
jared_wilkes Member since:

No, the data isn't predicated on updating the app; the app, upgraded or not, reports the OS being used (the post states that the data is provided for their 4 apps, across all versions in use).

I have no idea what you mean by this is inconsistent with Google sampling methods because there is no data for Google whatsoever in the post, but everyone knows uptake of the latest Google update is objectively bad. Different methods of data collection (and visiting Google Play within a certain timeframe is a rather poor measure anyway, it shouldn't be a standard method of measuring OS adoption) isn't going to alter the enormous disparity between the 2 platforms.

Edited 2012-10-19 15:21 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE[2]: Interesting but...
by gpsnoopy on Fri 19th Oct 2012 15:28 in reply to "RE: Interesting but..."
gpsnoopy Member since:

The link within the article states that they only consider the new version of Discovr Music. See 2nd paragraph of

For the Google numbers: "[...] based on the number of Android devices that have accessed Google Play within a 14-day period ending on the data collection date noted below." (

Note that the phone periodically connects to Google Play for updates by default. No user interaction is needed, except that the phone has to be turned on.

Reply Parent Score: 3