Android's big problem: Over a billion devices are more than 2 years out of date

Video: Android – a development headache you can’t ignore

A new analysis of Android’s notorious update problems suggests patching is actually getting worse over time.

The analysis, by hardware engineer Dan Luu, uses data from Google’s developer dashboard to look at the figures for outdated Android devices between 2010 and today. He found that the proportion of devices that are the most outdated is even greater today than in 2014.

Additionally, back in 2014 Google had only just passed one billion active monthly users, which rose to 1.4 billion by mid-2015, and as of May 2017 stood at two billion. And since the analysis looked at market share, that portion of devices running outdated Android — between the 80th to 100th…

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