Report: iOS devices failed more often than Android units did during Q3
posted by Alan F. / Nov 17, 2016, 11:19 AM
Among Android devices, the LeEco Le 2 had a 13% failure rate to lead the way. Two Xiaomi devices were next, both with a 9% rate. Those models were the Redmi 3S and the Redmi Note 3. Rounding out the top five are the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (5%) and the Lenovo Vibe K5 Note (4%). Android flavored models faced problems with the battery (seen on 7% of devices) and issues with the screen (6%). Samsung branded phones and tablets had the most Android failures among manufacturers at 11%. That was followed by the 4% registered by Xiaomi built products.
Crashed apps by far was the leading problem for iOS users in North America during the quarter. Worldwide, the rising temperature of an iDevice was the biggest issue. Android users in North America had to deal with crashed apps (21%) more than other problems. Worldwide, those using an Android phone or tablet were most likely to face an issue with the USB port.
Pokemon Go was a major factor in failure rates on both platforms for several reasons. First, the app was crashing at a 5% rate on iOS, and twice as much on Android during the third quarter. The app drained batteries and hogged system resources causing sluggish performance. But the top four crashing apps on iOS for the third quarter were all social media names. Instagram was on top with a 14% failure rate. Right behind it was Snapchat (12%), Facebook (9%) and Messenger (5%).
IMS Service, an app used by merchants, led the Android app failure list at 32%. The address book app was next at 12% with the Google Play Store app (10%) third.
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posted on Nov 17, 2016, 11:25 AM 7
They do this every year!!! iOS releases its major changes during its major update in September. APKs get updated and changed and even though plenty of apps get updated - many do not until later the year to be comparable to new iOS - resulting in more app instability during that short time than any time of the year. Any major android update take years to reach where Apple reaches in couple of months - all app developers don't have as much time to catch up. Notice that instability is mostly 3rd party apps. Android Users lack any updates when released so naturally only few devices can be truely taken seriously phones with new software. What they should do is take 100 iOS devices with latest update and take 100 android devices with latest version of android (if you can find 100 phones, lol) and compare those. What they're comparing is majority of iOS devices that already enjoying new version OS and bunch of android devices that use a mature and caught up older version of android. Think about it!
posted on Nov 17, 2016, 1:36 PM 0
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Yea, poor Apple, they should only be judged in their best condition or whenever iFans think its fair. I mean ignore all the hardware failures that Apple topped the charts with even though the majority of their phones are $600+. Ignore all the year over year of consistent crashing apps and laggy updates. I mean poor Apple deserves a break after releasing the same phone 3 years in a row, they have a lot to deal with all the innovative recycling.d
posted on Nov 17, 2016, 1:53 PM 24
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Seeing as the Pixel has sold several million at launch and there are millions of Nexus users, I don't think that finding 100 phones with the latest update would be all that difficult. Though this is a survey covering the software performance of the general OS in real life usage, so I think it's fair to include Android devices not currently using the lastest OS release. I will admit that I have experienced at least two apps that did not work immediately when I updated my OS, though I've spent half the year on beta releases so that can be excused. I would be interested to see a comparison between the stability of the pIxel VS the iPhone though.
posted on Nov 17, 2016, 1:59 PM 2
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And Apple should take a more proactive approach to getting developers to update their apps for iOS. It's very easy for Apple to set a time frame in which developers must update their apps in time for the latest OS update. Those that don't comply should have their apps removed by Apple until they do. Guarantee you that at least 90% of those developers will have their apps updated in time. Just sayin'.
posted on Nov 17, 2016, 9:18 PM 1
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You could came with the device specific fail percentage (pic 2) vs device iOs version adoption to prove your point (https://david-smith.org/iosversionstats/), or you could just throw your believes and try to convince people =D. I'll try to help you a again: Try to associate the most failed apps being third party in iOs and first party in Android. Android system is more unstable by itself when compared to iOs.
posted on Nov 17, 2016, 7:27 PM 1
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So what you're saying is that you want to ignore these statistics entirely because your personal feeling is that they are wrong... I'm afraid what you've suggested is beyond any logic or reason. The statement that Android is anywhere behind iOS has been shown in the very article to be nonsense. And don't even get me started on features; wireless charging, decent camera, nfc and the list goes on and on. I understand that Apple fans aren't the most technologically minded people and that they enjoy the simplicity of Apple devices but I never understand the emotional attachment they seem to have to their chosen brand. I have a Samsung device so I've had to accept this article shows I in some ways made a bad choice due to the mentioned reliability issue but I'm not going to declare the article false because it doesn't align with my choice. Grow up and stop crying like a baby whenever your favourite brand is shown to be trailing behind the rest of the industry.
posted on Nov 18, 2016, 6:51 AM 0
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And y'all like to complain about Android slow updates. Atleast when they release they're stable.
posted on Nov 17, 2016, 11:29 AM 20
Its funny, last time Android failed more than iOS, everyone here said this was stupid. Oh boy the irony hahaha
posted on Nov 17, 2016, 12:03 PM 1
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posted on Nov 17, 2016, 4:23 PM 8
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