Tag: iOS

Android Ecosystem: Still Fragmented, Insecure

The latest data from Google on use of its Android mobile operating systems highlights the challenge facing the company, with just over 16% of Android users running Versions 4.1 or 4.2 – ┬áthe latest versions of the OS, dubbed “Jelly Bean” more than six months after its release. In fact, fully 44% of Android users are still running the “Gingerbread” release – Versions 2.3.3 through 2.3.7, a two year-old version of the operating system that has known security vulnerabilities. This according to data released by Google on the Android ┬ádeveloper blog. The operating system data was culled from Android devices that accessed Google Play, the company’s mobile application marketplace, during a 14 day period that ended on March 4. The diversity of the Android ecosystem is a byproduct of Google’s go-to-market strategy for the mobile OS. Unlike Apple, which controls both the hardware and software for its iPhones and iPads […]