We won’t be surprised if you haven’t even heard of the device, but Sony Xperia XZ remained the most popular new flagship Android device to hit the market in the second half of 2016.
A data report released by research firm Aptelligent shows the now discontinued Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was the most popular smartphone since its launch in the third quarter of 2016. But since it didn’t last long on the shelves (or in the pockets), a graph without the phone is also published which makes Sony Xperia XZ take the accolades, beating Google Pixel, LG V20 and OnePlus 3T.
The study also revealed that people using ‘the residual Samsung Note 7’ is still higher number than ones using the LG V20, OnePlus 3T, and the HTC 10 Evo (Bolt) combined.
About the iPhone 7, the data confirms what we have seen earlier with other analytical reports, be it in festival sales or otherwise, that compared to iPhone 6, the iPhone 7 saw a lower adoption rate; while the trend was reversed with the iPhone 7 Plus revealing how camera could have played a major part in consumers’ phone (or iPhone) selection process.
The study also included mobile operating systems and their crash rates with previous versions. The Android Nougat surprisingly has the highest crash rate. And if you think it is because it’s the newest, well, data says iOS 10, which is equally new, is the most stable.
While the adoption rate of iOS 10 was also much faster than Android, meaning iOS users have ‘immediate access to the latest and greatest operating systems released by Apple’. Android versions are so vastly spread over devices and interfaces that it is quite impossible to achieve such adoption rates as the iOS.
The full study can be viewed here.
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