This sudden rise in the failure rates has made iOS–which is generally considered more stable and more secure than Android–more unstable than Google’s OS.
The study suggests that during the first quarter of 2016, iOS devices witnessed 25 percent failure rates. During the next quarter, this percentage rose to 58 percent. Over the Q1 and Q2, Android operating system witnessed failure rates of 44% and 35%, respectively.
iPhone 6 was found to be more prone to failure (29%) as compared to more reliable flagships iPhone 6s (23%) and iPhone 6s Plus (14%). If we talk about the biggest causes of failures, the report mentions the apps that quit without any warning (65%) and unstable Wi-Fi connectivity (11%).
BTG has revealed that the higher failure rates could be attributed to Apple’s iOS 9.3.1 update in March and iOS 9.3.2 update in May.
On the other hand, Android faced issues related to the camera (10%), battery (10%), and touchscreen performance (7%). These problems in Android devices could be, once again, attributed to faulty updates.
BTG has prepared this report by monitoring SmartChk, its service that runs tests on smartphone and tablets. The company mentions that it has analyzed millions of devices from Europe, North America, and Asia.
If we compare the iOS and Android applications, iOS was a clear winner. Followed by Google Contacts Sync, Google Play app was most likely to fail. In Apple’s iOS devices, the third-party apps like Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, and Messenger were most likely to crash.