Android, the most popular OS in the world, has another thing to brag about. A recent report shows that the operating system, used on more than 2 billion active devices, is more reliable than iOS. This is because it has a lower failure rate than its competitors.
Android owns the supremacy, but failure rates have increased since last year
The report, released by Blancco Technology Groups, shows that the overall failure rate of Android devices is 50 percent. It might sound like a big number, but it is the smallest among other operating systems. iOS, for instance, has a failure rate of more than 68 percent.
Despite the favorable results for Android, both its rate and iOS’s rate have increased since the 2016 report. Last year, the overall failure rate for Android devices was 47 percent. The iOS number was still bigger, recording a 62 percent rate.
iOS is less reliable, but also comes with advantages
This report also shows that iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are the most likely to come with issues. In 2016, only 3 percent of the iPhone 7 units had problems, while in 2017, more than 10 percent have malfunctioned. When it comes to iPhone 7 Plus, the numbers are even bigger. The failure rate increased from 3 percent to 11 percent in the last few months.
Among Android devices, the least reliable vendors are Motorola, LG, and Samsung. Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have a failure rate of 9 percent. However, Android remains the leader of best-functioning devices. Crashing apps are more frequent on iOS, and Apple devices are more likely to overheat or to have GPS connectivity issues.
There are certain aspects where iOS beats Android. These devices have better camera performance, and the cellular signal strength is also better. Despite the fact that Android has a lower failure rate than iOS, 50 percent is still a bit too much. Vendors are currently looking for a way to make more reliable devices.
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