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Hardware Running Android Fails More Than iPhone, BlackBerry Hardware 357

hazytodd writes "Repairs to Android smartphones cost wireless carriers $2 billion per year according to a new year-long WDS study that tracked 600,000 support calls around the globe. Android's popularity and the introduction of a number of low-cost smartphones has put a strain on the wireless business model, WDS noted in its report. 'Deployment by more than 25 OEMs and lower-cost product coming to market is leading to higher than average rates of hardware failures and, in turn, return and repair costs.'"
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Hardware Running Android Fails More Than iPhone, BlackBerry Hardware

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  • by 140Mandak262Jamuna (970587) on Friday November 04, 2011 @02:41PM (#37951246) Journal

    It couldn't be someone who has an axe to grind on Android phones, no?

    The axe-grinding app is awesommer in iPhone than in android. Why, just last week for Halloween I needed to grind an axe to do some serial killing for more realistic blood spatters. The Android could not even get a two bars on the 3G network. Before it could even find and down load an app, iPhone had an axe grinding app going at full tilt. It was a close call, whether to use the iGrind to grind the axe or directly use iGrind itself on the victim. Anyway iGrind rules!

    There is an app for it.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday November 04, 2011 @02:44PM (#37951270)

    Cheap stuff breaks. Overpriced stuff is held wrong. Therein lies the difference.

The fancy is indeed no other than a mode of memory emancipated from the order of space and time. -- Samuel Taylor Coleridge