Android phones 50% more likely to break than Windows Phones

android-brokenWDS, a wireless service company, has published their results from a a year-long study of more than 600,000 technical support calls and it produced some interesting results.

It appears that Android phones suffered the highest level of hardware breakdown,  with hardware issues identified as the cause in 14% of support calls, more than 50% higher than the 9% with Windows Phone 7 handsets.

The cause is not clear, but the wide range of variable quality OEMs making Android handsets, very often at very low price points may very well be to blame.

Hopefully this is one case where Microsoft’s supervision of their OEMs will help Windows Phone 7 developer a reputation not only for great software but also solid hardware.

Read more on the survey at Sacbee here.