Dismal flagship sales report reveals there isn't much money in Android

There have never been so many great phones at every screen size and in every price segment than this season, and never so great value-for-money phones. From the 5" waterproof Xperia M5 with 20 MP camera, through the $150 Redmi Note 2 that offers a 5.5" 1080p display and camera with phase detection autofocus, to the premium $700 Note5 which has the best screen-to-body ratio for its display size, there is something for everyone out there...
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72. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

nope I had IOS 8.1 :) . It was charm

194. Plutonium239

Posts: 1217; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

IOS 8 had terrible reviews and bugs.

47. KeyserSoze

Posts: 387; Member since: Oct 06, 2014

The only way iOS is reliable and lag free is if you don't install and run any apps on it like most women do. You want no bloatware? Easy, buy the beautiful and classy Moto X Pure... at half the iPrice.

69. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

I am both Android and IOS user and I can confirm you like any other open minded smartphone user IOS is more reliable and you can get upload as many apps as you want it simply works no lag. I had Iphone6 and confirm it. I send my X play back to the shop it should have work like a charm because it's near android stock and guess what it lagged , had hick-ups . So the X style I saw had the same thing . Check out websites, youtube. Honestly mate it is possible just android didn't come close enough...apart from M7 I had for two years I called it " Iphone on Android experience" It was virtually stable and very smooth software experience.

83. KeyserSoze

Posts: 387; Member since: Oct 06, 2014

Moto X lags and has hiccups? Sorry you'll have to be more specific than that. Novice users usually say these things cuz they don't know what they're doing on a phone but likes to blame the phone instead of blaming themselves.

86. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

85. tedkord

Posts: 17358; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You can claim that all you want. But actually testing shows otherwise, where for several years now IOS has crashed apps more than Android.

87. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

It's just like your opinion mate. I doubt you ever had an Iphone . Typical ifonophobic behaviour. I have IPh6 for 3 months and used nearly every single app that I used on Android I forgot what is crash, lag freeze you name it. And I like and owe both platforms. First hand experience dude.

156. AlikMalix unregistered

Ordinary, as much as I appreciate posters that reference to links... but they're old stories, one that dates back to when Apple switched to 64bit and changed iOS dramatically and lots of apps weren't ready. The most recent article you posted outlines that most crashes are on iPhone 4 (that's a several years old device) and iPhone 6 which is the one most sold device in the universe - ofcourse it would show more people complaining about crashes - there are just too many of these devices vs any other one device in human history. I have an iPhone 5S and thru iOS7, and iOS8 (even the early ones) I had nothing but smooth sailing.. I wont lie, I see more complaints about newer iPhone 6 than I experience with my 2 year old iPhone 5s - so no argument there. And even by the overall picture - all your linked articles outline a sub-tenth percent difference between flagship Android and iOS devices. You have to consider that there are MAJOR amount of old 3 or 4 year old iPhones in the wild than there are Android devices - or at least from what I see... I'm a huge iPhone fan and even in my household we have one iPad3 from 4 years ago, one iPhone 5 from 3 years ago and an iPhone 5s that's already 2 years old. And I'm really surprised that the iPad still runs good (I had issues with changing backgrounds and a few stutter moments with iPad 3 in the early iOS8) but today it's good, really good and yet to find high-end games that wont work on it smoothly. I play RR3 and MC5 on my iPad 3 mostly. And my iPhone 5s actually renders the tracks and other 3d models without missing polygons unlike Note 4 which is a newer better spec'ed device... And people ask me why I choose iPhone over Android every 2 years...

159. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Again so did Lollipop and yet it had lower crashes than iO8 who was already mature with 64-bit from iOS7. There is only phonearena article that is 3 years old. Others are pretty new. There are also low end phones running latest android software (android one project) and still have great stability. I also Galaxy s3 from 2012 which I have it on 5.1.1 (custom rom) and it doesnt have crashes considering its custom rom. Also when I had it on 4.3 it didnt have crashes. My point was that both Android and iOS are pretty close in terms of stability, thats why such response to nebula which still ignores it in post #159...

161. AlikMalix unregistered

Ordinary, that's a fair assessment...

158. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Dude, you are one of those, skip the article move on the second . Technobuffalo article is like 3 years old so the phonearena . Give me a break I don't even bother to read further.

160. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

TechnoBuffalo is year old... only phonearena articl is 3 years old but it just proof consistency of android. Smh at your ignorance tho.

165. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

So now you changed the links . Very smart This was your original link what a shamck you are :https://www.technobuffalo.com/2012/02/03/data-reveals-ios-apps-crash-more-frequently-than-android-apps/

168. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

1. You cant edit your post after 2 mins, mine post (#151) was posted at 03:05am and your post (#158) was posted at 03:43am. That means that when you saw my post and replied I wasnt able to change anything in my post. Your whole argument got debunked. 2. Your TechnoBuffalo link from 2012 cant even be opened in Chrome cause it isnt secure. Again debunked. 3. Thank you for more links proving my point though.

170. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

1.Sorry my bad I was referring to the link. 2. It can be opened just adjust settings or use different browser. 3. No comment

171. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

1. I was too. I couldnt edit any link or my post at all. The links you saw in my post were unedited. 2. Its same like phonearena one which again I posted above so I dont see a reason for posting it once more. 3. -

167. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Because company ( Crittercism ) which did this did it in 2012 ! Click the link. TB should have inform reader about it but who cares so at least you do. Troll

169. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

There is also 2014 article and 2015 article but you are simply ignoring it. Ignorance is strong. Btw all articles are legit if that is concerning you.

172. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

And the whole thing is getting even more funnier TB link is of 2014 but the back up facts are from 2012 Crittercism link. Further more source link under the article provides no more than a "contact us" sheet. And the funniest thing about your so called 2014 article is ! the "via" that follows under "source" brings you to the following link :http://thenextweb.com/insider/2014/03/27/report-gingerbread-highest-crash-rate-android-ios-7-1-stable-ios-version/ with most awesome headline " Report: Gingerbread has highest crash rate for Android, while iOS 7.1 is most stable iOS version" So let me ask you where is the fact that claims "Android KitKat Crashes Way Less Than iOS 7.1, Study Claims". Whole SEO link work around this article went completely wrong further more that indicates nothing more that click bate article that fuels war between two camps.

173. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

I dont know if you hit your head somewhere but are you seriously comparing 2.3 android (2010) vs ios 7.1 (2014) ? LOL It clearly says that kitkat is more stable than ios7.1 which is a more fair comparison then gingerbread (2.3) vs ios7.1 lol. Btw in the same link you posted it says: "The report found that Gingerbread has the highest crash rate for Android at 1.7 percent — more than double that of KitKat, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean, all of which crash at about 0.7 percent. In the meantime, iOS 7.1 has a crash rate of 1.6 percent, lower than iOS 7.0 (2.1 percent) and iOS 6 (2.5 percent)." Gingerbread has crash rate of 1.7%, KitKat has crash rate around 0.80% (lower most likely) and ios7 has a crash rate at 1.6%. At the same time JellyBean and Ice Cream Sandwich has a crash rate at 0.7%. You are way off buddy and you already contradicted yourself with own links trying to spin it off. Nice try.

174. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

No it's not me it's the link in your article. Because 1. " Via" link does not support anything that Crittercism link claims. And 2. Source link is empty. Further more another Crittercism link , which is from your suggested article here"http://thenextweb.com/insider/2014/03/27/report-gingerbread-highest-crash-rate-android-ios-7-1-stable-ios-version/ has nothing more but the words without actual data or documentation provided by Crittercism. Do you like sports? Because if you do you play "flog the dead horse " Have you ever owned and Iphone in your life! No it's not the question. Because if you did you were never be so defensive :) Amigo!

175. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

So basically what are you saying that I should believe you rather than hundreds of tech articles? I owned 4s until it got broken display and right now I have 4g. Tried iPhone 6 plus too. No one is defensive here when you start name-calling lol. Btw I proved my points and you didnt so yeah you take the L.

178. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

You proved nothing mate. The whole conversation started fro me saying that X Play lags has hick-ups. So far I have provided real life evidence/links , videos to back it up. You barely read or absorb anything. Your article links are either dead and there is no data to support it so are your statements. Did your Iphone 6 lag? Let me answer it for you . No. What is 4g? So far 4g is mobile communication standard but the phone.

91. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

To make Android be like iOS woudl require a full code change and rewrite. Since IOS has direct hardware access like Windows, it runs good. Android being a VM doesnt have direct hardware access and thus is missing out on raw power. If someone took Android and coded it 100% to Objective C, it would get benches at least 2 times as high as now, would be so fast you'd have to slow it down and skins wouldn't even cause any lag.

45. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Why are all you haters bashing Apple and their business practices? Let them make their coin. Nobody is holding a gun up to anybody's head and forcing them to buy Apple's products. Consumers are buying iPhones and iPads of their own free will. As much as I like BlackBerry and Windows Phone, I like for Apple to succeed. Apple, Microsoft and Google are American companies and in the US, we are CAPITALISTS. It's why when the US sneezes, the world catches a cold. I respect the South Koreans for putting up a good fight at least.

50. KeyserSoze

Posts: 387; Member since: Oct 06, 2014

Sorry, American companies only give jobs to people in China and India. How does Apple help Americans? By overcharging consumers?

59. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Apple, and all the others, give menial manufacturing jobs to the rice-pickers of the world. The management, engineering and marketing duties are here. As for overcharging, good for them. Nobody is forced to buy their products. Here endeth the lesson.

103. dimas

Posts: 3369; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Rice pickers? Well f**k you if you're just another first world royal blood looking down on commoners from developing countries.
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