If you think only 12% of Android devices running latest version of the os is nothing,think again.
Android is world most used operating system and 12% of more than billion users is huge number of users.
I made a few charts and simple comparison between android and ios.
The numbers are saying that:
- 9.6% of world smartphones are running Lollipop
- 13.3% of world smartphones are running ios 8
- 2.4% are running windows phone 8.1 .
Difference between android and ios is only 3.7 %.
But what if we calculate two latest versions of the operating system ?
41.28% of world smartphones are running KitKat and Lollipop
15.68% are running ios 7 and ios8
2.7% are running windows phone 8 and 8.1
So obviously , if you are the developer and you are targeting 4.4 and up you you are targeting the huge user base and fragmentation is not a problem.