Android and iOS epic fail showdown – who takes the wooden spoon?
A new study has raised questions over the current reliability of the iOS operating system.
According to diagnostic tests carried out by the Blancco Technology Group, iPhones now have a higher failure rate than Android devices.
Failure is defined in the report as anything from first and third-party app crashes, to loss of WiFi and Bluetooth headset connectivity, rather than the death of the hardware itself.
According to Blancco (via BGR), iOS devices had a 58% fail rate, with crashing apps topping the list, compared to 35 per cent on Android devices.
It’s a stark comparison to tests carried out in the previous quarter which pegged iOS having a 25% fail rate.
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In contrast, Android has actually improved according to the study, which was down from 44% in the first three months of the year.
“In the second quarter of 2016, Apple’s iOS lost the smartphone performance battle to Android,” the report says.
Has your iPhone 6 or 6S – responsible for the greatest number of failures – been more prone to app crashes and Wi-Fi issues over the last three months?
We certainly can’t claim to have noticed, but share your thoughts in the comments below.
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