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Research claims Google Pixel phones share 20 times more data than iPhones

April 6, 2021

If you’re an Android phone user, now might be a good time to invest in a good pair of ear plugs. Fans of iPhones aren’t known for being shy when it comes to telling Android users that Apple products are superior, and things may be about to get worse, thanks to a new research paper (pdf).

Researchers of the School of Computer Science and Statistics at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland decided to investigate what data iOS on an iPhone shares with Apple and what data Google Android on a Pixel phone shares with Google. Whilst it may not be the smoking gun some think it is (we think the sheer amount of telemetry data may come as a surprise for both sides of the argument), it didn’t go well for Android.

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