SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 13, 2017
Q2 2017 State of Mobile Device Performance and Health Report Reveals Samsung, LG and Sony Are at the Top of the List of Android Manufacturers With High Failure Rates
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As the two main players in the mobile space, the Android and iOS operating systems are at constant odds with one another for market share and performance. In the second quarter of 2017, Android devices struggled to keep pace with the performance of iPhones. In fact, Android devices had a failure rate worldwide of 25 percent – that is more than double the failure rate of iOS devices (12 percent), according to the Q2 2017 State of Mobile Device Performance and Health report released by Blancco Technology Group (LON: BLTG).
More specifically, Samsung was one of the top manufacturers with the highest failure rate. In fact, the failure rate for Samsung devices overall was 61 percent in Q2 2017, followed by LG (11 percent), Sony (6 percent), ZTE (5 percent), Sharp (3 percent) and Kyocera (2 percent). Our data also found that the Samsung Galaxy S7 had one of the highest failure rates of Android smartphone models in Q2 2017, at 6 percent. This is the same smartphone model that has been plagued by performance issues, most notably with the battery exploding in some cases.
Key highlights from the Q2 2017 trend report include:
In addition to the regular set of diagnostics data collected and reported on in these reports, the Q2 2017 trend report also uncovers new data about device usage. For example, over half (59 percent) of the iPhone devices brought into carriers/manufacturers for testing in Q2 2017 had the Find My Phone Activation Lock enabled on them. Apple's Find My iPhone (FMiP) feature includes Activation Lock, which prevents anyone else from using the device if it's ever lost or stolen.
"I was pleasantly surprised to see that over half of the iPhones that were brought in for diagnostics testing had the Find My iPhone Activation Lock enabled on them," said Richard Stiennon, Chief Strategy Officer, Blancco Technology Group. "This indicates that iPhone users are not only becoming more aware of data privacy as a whole, but they're also becoming more proactive in taking the necessary measures to prevent access to and exposure of their sensitive mobile data. Given that the vast majority of mobile users store both personal and corporate information on their smartphones, the FMiP Lock Activation on iPhones can be a valuable asset since thieves will oftentimes attempt to resell a stolen phone for a large payout."
At Mobile World Congress Americas 2017 (September 12 – 14, 2017), demos of the Blancco Mobile Diagnostics and Blancco Mobile Device Eraser solutions will be available at Blancco's booth (South Hall, Stand S.356).
About Blancco Technology Group
Blancco Technology Group (AIM: BLTG) is the de facto standard in data erasure and mobile device diagnostics. The Blancco Data Eraser solutions provide thousands of organizations with an absolute line of defense against costly security breaches, as well as verification of regulatory compliance through a 100% tamper-proof audit trail. Our data erasure solutions have been tested, certified, approved and recommended by 18 governing bodies around the world. No other security firm can boast this level of compliance with the most rigorous requirements set by government agencies, legal authorities and independent testing laboratories.
The Blancco Mobile Diagnostics solutions enable mobile network operators, retailers and insurers to easily, quickly and accurately identify and resolve performance issues on their customers' mobile devices. As a result, mobile service providers can spend less time dealing with technical issues and, in turn, reduce the quantity of NTF returns, save on operational costs and increase customer satisfaction.
For more information, visit our website at www.blancco.com.
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