Amid the long-term battle for supremacy between iPhones and Android-based devices continue, a new study has pointed out that the later is more susceptible to OS errors and crashes in comparison to Apple’s devices.It’s a known secret that Android-based operating systems fail to utilise the full capacity of a smartphone’s hardware unlike Apple’s iPhone or iPad. Not only from a personal perspective but researchers and technology experts have also reinforced the aforementioned fact.For example, An Android smartphone with 2GB RAM and a decent SoC fails to offer the level of smoothness offered by an Apple device with lower specs. The iPhone 5s with only 1GB RAM is far better than most mid-ranged in terms of performance, all due Apple’s heavy focus on optimisation rather than aiming at offering more specs.Now a recent study conducted by Blancoo, a mobile device diagnostic solutions company, has pointed out that Android devices have a failure or crash rate of 44 per cent, whereas iOS-based devices have kept the count low at just 25 per cent.This essentially means that approximately one in two handsets stand the risk of crashing which is a lot twice as much as Apple’s 1:4 crashing ratio. The disparity is enormous.The company’s ‘State of Mobile Device Performance and Health report 2016’, highlighted that Android smartphones such as the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S5, Lenovo K3 Note, Motorola Moto G (3rd gen) are some of the devices most prone to crashes.Interestingly, Samsung devices accounted for 43 per cent of all crashes, Motorola in at second position with 14 per cent, followed closely by Lenovo at 12 per cent, and Asus at 6 per cent. On the other hand, Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 5s models had the highest failure rates—at 25 per cent and 17 per cent, respectively.
Moving on, some of the biggest issues faced by Android based smartphones is related to camera software, battery quandaries, dual-SIM, and microphone related bugs. Also, crashing apps were detected on 74 per cent of Android devices, while open/cached apps were found on 44 per cent of Android devices.While Android smartphones running on older operating systems are exposed to this problem, users who have installed the latest Marshmallow update have given positive reviews and praised the operating system’s performance optimisation adeptness.The disparity in performance is a result of myriad facets: Apple’s iOS is exclusive to its products and performance optimisation is taken very seriously. Android, on the other hand, fails due to its wider incorporation among smartphones, which leads to more number of devices being affected.Moreover, Apple’s iOS follows a strictly walled OS architecture, which does not allow users to fiddle around with the device, unless the individual is a techie. On the other hand, it’s really easy for a normal user to customise, and access vulnerable information on a device running on Android.However, this study should not be a reason for users to shy away from Android-based smartphones; the Android ecosystem offers numerous functionalities that can be far more beneficial in contrast to some of the limitations on iOSAnd, with the inception of Marshmallow and upcoming Android N, the future seems equally bright for both the operating systems.
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