Originally Posted by OJX
At the very end, they have a 'methodology' section, I quote it below in its entirety:
Needless to say, a few slides from a company marketing some product isn't the most reliable source. Just goes to show you what tech 'journalism' is like these days. Furthermore, anyone who makes any sort of claims favouring one mega corporation over another is just shilling for whatever shiny toy they like most, because if they bothered to look at the source they'd know it's junk.
I seen that, and it isn't what I am looking for. What I wanted to see was something along the lines of X amount of iOS and X amount of Android devices were sampled. I would also love to see the breakdown on them by manufacturer.
Obviously Apple is Apple, but did they only sample Samsung and HTC? Did they not include the billion other cheap Android devices, which are known for crashing? What exactly is their data based off? They aren't telling us that, which makes me want to toss the entire "report".
Originally Posted by bencher
The sample size is 1 billion.
Not detailed enough, sorry. See my above statement.
Sorry, if you want to publish a study and make claims like this, you better have a mountain of data to back it up. Simply saying "1,000,000,000" devices isn't enough. What is the ratio of Android to Apple in that sample? What manufacturers are you sampling? Detail, details are important in this sort of paper. At least if you want people to take it seriously.Edited by PostalTwinkie - 3/28/14 at 12:44pm