Android, iOS Devices Susceptible to Failure
For the second quarter in a row, there were far more device failures in Android phones (44 percent) than iOS phones (25 percent), according to Blancco Technology Group’s Q1 2016 State of Mobile Device Performance and Health report.
Samsung topped the list of Android manufacturers with the highest rate of device failures (43 percent) worldwide, while the Samsung Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6 experienced the highest failure rates for Android and iOS models.
Crashing apps were diagnosed on 74 percent of Android devices tested and a significant portion of the top 10 Android crashing apps in the first quarter of the year were security-related, including Lookout, 360 Security, CM Security and AVG AntiVirus.
The report also found device failure rates were significantly higher in Asia (55 percent) than in North America (27 percent) and Europe (35 percent).
A report also finds device failure rates are significantly higher in Asia (55 percent) than in North America (27 percent) and Europe (35 percent).
"The most surprising finding from the study was [that] the percentage of issues on Android devices dropped from 85 percent in Q4 2015 to 44 percent in Q1 2016. This could be the result of several factors," Blancco Technology Group’s CEO Pat Clawson told eWEEK. "For one, it’s possible that Android users have become more tech savvy and better equipped to be DIY fixers when their devices stop working properly."