Android phones crash at almost twice the rate of iPhones

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Android handsets crash far more regularly than iPhones, a new study by the Blanco Technology Group claims.

Measuring the number of failures of Android phones and iPhones during the first three months of 2016, devices running Google’s mobile platform were found to have a failure rate of 44 percent, compared to 25 percent for the iPhone.

Despite their status as high-end Android handsets, Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and S5 were found to be the most common Android phones to suffer from system crashes, while on the Apple side the phones most likely to crash were the iPhone 6 and 5s.

“Android’s failure rate was especially high for devices in Asia, which accounted for 55% of Android device crashes globally, up slightly from 50% in Q4 2015,” reads a Business Insider report on the subject, adding that, “This was followed by Europe with 35% and North America with 27%.”

Not only were Android handsets found to be more likely to crash by a large margin, but they were also found to feature a greater number of unstable apps. In fact, “crashing apps” were discovered on almost three-quarters of Android phones, with communication and social media apps being the most likely to cause problems.

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Source: Business Insider