Self-styled ‘hobbyist’ data analyst Chris Sauve has a great post up on his blog PXLDOT that illustrates this point well. He recently ran the numbers on Android platform fragmentation and wanted to continue the discussion with some stats about iOS. The findings are dramatic and do a lot to explain the frustration that developers have with Android.
One of the most descriptive charts is this one, which dramatically demonstrates just how fast iOS adoption rates are when compared to Android. Look at the vertical shape of the iOS 5.x curve when compared to Gingerbread, Android’s latest version besides the brand new Ice Cream Sandwich, which doesn’t even register on this scale.
(via Developers Love iOS for A Lot of Reasons, This is One.)