iOS vs Android – Study based on Failure Rates
There is seldom a day that passes without one comparing iOS and Android. But here’s news that might astonish you. The stunning facts reveal that when we weigh iOS and Android with respect to reliability and performance, the popular Apple iPhones and iPads are failing more than Android smartphones. Yes, according to a study done by the global security firm Blancco Technology Group, the failure rate of iOS devices stands at 58 percent while that of the Android smartphones fall behind with a failure rate of 35 percent in Q2 of 2016.
iOS vs Android – Failure Rate Comparison
This is the first time in history that the Apple devices have shown slower performance rates when compared to Android reports the study. With the highest failure rate being 29 percent with the iPhone 6 and then iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus follow. For these statistics the study revealed the rates by operating systems, models, manufacturers and regions. However in Q1 of 2016 the overall rate failure with Android smartphones stood at 44 percent. The study went on to reveal that Samsung, Lenovo and LeTV were some of the manufacturers with the weakest performance and also high failure rates. It was 26 percent failure rate with Samsung and 11 percent with Motorola.
What’s shocking is that the iOS devices failed more in North America and Asian region compared to other regions. The quality of device being shipped could be one the reasons reports suggest. Common problems faced by iOS users include not being able to connect to a WiFI, sudden slow speeds, dropped connections and incorrect password prompts.
Android smartphones were not far behind as it too faced camera issues, battery charging, touchscreen problems and frequent app crashes. The bottom-line is that based on the study overall 50 percent of the iOS applications crashed when compared to 23 percent of Android applications.
The top apps to frequently crash on both these platforms were Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat.
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