iOS or Android? Roger Fingas:
Based on diagnostics tests run on “millions” of Android and iPhone units, the Q1 failure rates for those platforms were 44 percent and 25 percent respectively, Blancco Technology Group said. The tests were run using Blancco’s SmartChk platform.
And who sells the most Android devices?
Of the Android devices that failed, the Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy S5, and Lenovo K3 Note had the highest failure rates. On the iPhone side, the most problematic devices were the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 5s. The 6 in fact represented a quarter of all iPhone failures, versus 17 percent for the 5s.
This is the most interesting set of numbers in the report.
Across iOS and Android, failure rates were much higher in Asia at 55 percent, compared with 27 percent in North America and 35 percent in Europe. By extension, that meant that “no trouble found” returns were at their peak in North America with 73 percent, followed by Europe at 65 percent, and Asia at 45.