Report: iOS devices failed more often than Android units did during Q3

The latest report from Blannco Technology Group revealed that 62% of Apple iPhone and Apple iPads suffered failures in the third quarter. That compares to the 47% failure rate tallied by Android devices. Apps crashed on 65% of iOS powered units compared to just 25% of Android models. The breakdown for the iOS devices shows the Apple iPhone 6 with a leading 13% failure rate, followed by the Apple iPhone 6s (9%)...
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113. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Both of which you do not have.

143. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Mxy trying to deflect by writing nonsense again. You should stop trolling Mxy, you may get permanently banned and not just suspension like before.

152. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You don't know what you are talking about, Podprick. Besides, meanest was suspended and that was worth it.

166. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

You just can't keep me out of your mouth, can you? And you being suspended was obviously everyone's highlight, so that was far more worth it.

175. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

I can confirm that it was everyone's highlight when Mxy got a time out. See post #6 in this article: http://www.phonearena.com/news/blackberry-to-launch-new-keyboard-smartphone-soon_id87657 MDCHO replied to comment 3 which was posted by a new account called "thealphagenius", but that comment #3 has been deleted by the mods.

177. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

Indeed. Even though I was suspended right along with him, for countering his trolling on several articles at once, it was still a highlight for me to not have to deal with his incessant trolling for a week.

45. Papa_Ji

Posts: 839; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

The problem is not with apps/developers.. The main problem is the Apple's poor hardware..

25. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Its not only apps its also the crappy os update on ios.

42. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I'll take crappy updates over no updates....

46. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

But what's the use of frequent updates that frequently breaks the functionality on the device that you're using?

55. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Simple, it proves they are trying to iron out issues. The later versions of iOS 9 were very stable, so were their iOS eight counterparts. And what functionality is broken? I've been using iOS 10 since the day it came out......I've seen no functionality issues on my end. I wish people would stop EXPECTING issues to be nonexistent. Both of the OSes have there fair share of them.....not just one.

61. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

And Apple, with all of its money and resources, can't "iron out" these issues before releasing the OS to the masses? Isn't that what beta testing is supposed to be for? Also, I use iOS 10 on my iPad Pro, and have had several things crash on it, from Safari to apps to the keyboard freezing to losing wifi connectivity for no apparent reason. And my iPad has been getting really warm when charging now, and that didn't happen prior to iOS 10. No one expects issues to be nonexistent, but for a company like Apple that claims to have the most advanced OS on the planet, there shouldn't be as many software problems as there are. What's the use of all that cash lying around if they're not going to more of it towards software R&D?

70. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Money != Bug free software. All software has bugs. My Ps4 has bugs. My Nexii have bugs. My Surface has bugs. By that logic, Google, Microsoft, and Sony aren't doing their utmost either, right? Mind you, two of those three are the biggest software powers on Earth, and have been in the "software before hardware" club for decades now. What's their excuse? Why not question their claims of advancement above competition? That's not an unbiased position to take. I've never dismissed bugs as a function of laziness, because it isn't one.

80. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

Who said that money equals bug free software? Pay attention. All I'm saying is that for company in Apple's position, with its hundreds of billions in cash reserve, (more than any other smartphone maker) you'd think that they would put more of it to software R&D since they boast the claim of "most advanced OS on the planet" right on their website. Put some money where your mouth is, Apple. Apple has had more bugs in iOS than any other OS that I can think of with its recent iterations. Just look at how many releases of the same OS version and you'll see what I'm talking about. And WE are taking about Apple here. I'm not excusing any other software manufacturer, and I've taken Google and others to task for crappy software, but don't be hypocritical and ask why I'm not questioning others when I've seen you question Samsung for things that you DO NOT question Apple for. That's not an unbiased position to take.

84. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Addressing first paragraph: that's a false assessment. Having resources by no means create a full proof endeavor. That billions in worth isn't for use at the present time, because they feel they don't need to. As Mike explains, there are obvious circumstances leading to these statistics that favor the OSii.....no amount of money is going to change that. Addressing the second paragraph: No it doesn't. It may have more APPARENT bugs, but they aren't as abundant as you believe. Perhaps those iterative updates are the primary chase of such issues....I can agree on that. Addressing the third paragraph: My point was, all software is flawed by it's very nature. You can't expect perfection at any level, because there are always outlier problems. And I don't question Samsung's software.....I despise it. It's heavy, overbearing, slightly annoying animations. It's tacky flat wannabe design. It's tasteless coding, and consistent stuttering. All of it.....but the hardware is fantastic. That's why I can tolerate it to a degree. I don't question Apple for those issues because Apple doesn't have them. Animations are fluid. FPS is consistent throughout the interface. There's no duplicates unless I want there to be. The design is kinda tacky tbh (I hate flat UIs) but at least it meshes with Apple's own interface. If I could get an S7 Edge running iOS (with the A10.....because best chip is best chip) I'd be ecstatic!

86. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

Where, I repeat, WHERE did I say that having the resources means that you will then have a "full proof endeavor"? I'm saying that they NEED to put more of those resources into software R&D so that they'll have LESS software issues. If it means that updates will take a little longer to come, then so be it. And if Apple feels that they don't need to, then they're not paying attention. Agree to disagree, because it's APPARENT to me that iOS has issues on a more frequent basis than Android. I know all software will have issues. But iOS has more issues on a more frequent basis than most. Just look at the number of OS versions released between major OS updates, and you'll see this. It's one of the major reasons why I couldn't remain on my 6s Plus as my primary device, and sold it. That, and the Apple refuses to release basic features to the iPhone like fully functional NFC and fully functional Bluetooth, better multitasking and fast charging, to make a few. But I digress.

92. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I can agree to disagree I suppose.

114. Mxyzptlk unregistered

That's meanest for you.

126. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

Sssshhhh! The adults were having a friendly debate. Must you always be the immature one that offers nothing to the comments section? Don't answer that. Everyone here already knows the answer, and you'll never admit to the truth.

153. Mxyzptlk unregistered

All I see is you being put in your place and ranting on and on until he gets sick of you and your long winded comments.

167. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

Then you must have those "I clearly don't know what I'm talking about" blinders of yours surgically attacked to your face, because you obviously missed the fact that not only did kiko get the last words in, but his responses where longer than mine.

93. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Right! Apple prides itself of having the world's most advance mobile OS, yet they're having the most issues. And his reason is "because they fee they do not need to". Ha! If Apple feels no need to spend all what it takes to achieve the status of "most advanced OS on the planet", then they're being delusional, as they're currently far from that status. An OS which still doesn't do basic things like bluetooth sharing, proper file mananger and system-wide automating is most "advanced OS"? I think by "most advanced", it should be able to do nearly all what one can imagine to be possible on a smartphone! iOS is nowhere near that status.

94. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Oh great.......the lich has returned. Run along, this has nothing to do with the likes of you. Shouldn't you be hounding some dude ripping Samsung right now?

96. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Ha! MG, have a look at post #94. The guy responded like I was talking to him in post #93. He can't even read the thread right... how pathetic. He wants my reaction to such a hypocritical post #94, but he's not gonna get it. SMH

97. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

*He says as he does exactly what I predicted

72. AlikMalix unregistered

"And Apple, with all of its money and resources, can't "iron out" these issues before releasing the OS to the masses? " MG, to be fair we can't have a proper comparison until android can be available instantly to all devices up to 3-5 years old WORLD WIDE on day one. Google and manufacturers have plenty of time (months and years actualually) to "iron out" problems before majority are updated. It's all about adoption rate! You're telling me that major android releases to the "lucky few" devices don't have major problems?

82. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

Reread what I posted. I NEVER SAID that any other manufacturer hasn't had issues. I am ABSOLUTELY saying that a company in Apple's position just shouldn't have as many software issues that they have been having, more than others apparently, and be boasting that they have the most advanced OS on the planet. Adoption rate has NOTHING to do with the amount of software issues Apple has vs Android manufacturers. Apple needs to PUT UP or SHUT UP when it comes to their iOS software.

138. AlikMalix unregistered

MG agreed, but the adoption rate for the number of devices updated instantly is unmatched by any manufacturer in history. The amount of devices, each with its own app list, settings, use habits, hardware, carriers, etc - are an unfathomable varioatuons instantly getting new software will show issues. Android adoption rate is so slow That most issues are fixed and apps are updated by the time adoption reaches double digits.

141. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

You're making excuses for Apple. But considering that it's Apple themselves that has chosen to instantly update this unmatched number of devices in the history of the history (I'm being sarcastic there), Apple should have made sure that they are better prepared for software issues. Not saying that there won't be issues, but the amount of issues would be less if Apple focused more on releasing better software, even if it takes longer to release said software.
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