Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 3rd Feb 2012 23:43 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless There's an article making the rounds right now about how applications on iOS crash more often than applications on Android. I'm not going to detail the entire methodology - the article itself does so - but it does raise an interesting talking point about how both mobile operating systems handle application crashes and updates.
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RE: Not always the software
by zima on Fri 10th Feb 2012 23:58 UTC in reply to "Not always the software"
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I'm probably out of step - most normal people replace their handheld devices every 18 months or so.

Far from it - for one (in the case of most typical nowadays handheld electronic thingy, mobile phone - it is what really brought DAP or digital cameras to humanity), most of the 5+ billion mobile subscribers own their devices, and are on prepaid / not on contract. The average usage time is, IIRC, at least two times longer than you imagine.

(also, flash storage typically accounts, I believe, for its slow degradation / I didn't feel such problems as you describe / maybe yours are elsewhere)

Edited 2012-02-11 00:09 UTC

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