Two thirds of Android users still on old versions
It appears that the platform is hugely fragmented, which is quite the opposite of Apple phones.
According to a new report, over one third of users are still on the Gingerbread version from 2011, while 32% are still using Jelly Bean. 23% are still on Ice cream Sandwich, which launched in December 2011.
That leaves everyone else scrabbling around using Froyo, Eclair, Donut and other deeply irritating cutesy names.
Talking about these findings, OpenSignal said that this fragmentation is both a strength and weakness of the Android system. While it may be a pain in the hole for developers, customers are allowed to get exactly the phone they want.
"Cheaper devices will struggle to run the most recent versions of Android and the fragmented operating system serves as an enabler of an ecosystem that is becoming more globally, and socio-economically, inclusive," the company said in its report.
"Apple are currently working on a lower-end device, increasing the fragmentation of their ecosystem in the process, suggesting that the Android ecosystem is not only doing something right, but doing something to be imitated."