Comparing Android to iOS is always a delicate topic. Both sides have hard-core fans who are often unable to appreciate what the opposite number brings to the table. One aspect that is often brought up by iOS fans when debating which OS is best is the alleged ‘bugginess’ of the Android operating system when compared to the ‘reliability’ of Apple’s mobile offering. This point of contention would appear to be invalid though, with the news that the latest version of Android (Lollipop) offers increased stability. By comparison, it seems that iOS 8 has gone in the opposite direction, with it’s users experiencing higher app crash rates.
As you can see from the figures quoted below, the difference in app crash rates is barely noticeable, but for the hard-core fan in a heated discussion it may prove to be a satisfying point to raise to their fellow debater. The data was compiled by Crittercism, a company that monitors the performance of mobile applications.
- Android 5.0 Lollipop: 2.0 %
- iOS 8: 2.2%
Unlike iOS 8 that actually increased its app crash rate by .3% over iOS 7, Android 5.0 Lollipop managed a decrease of .6% over it’s the previous version of Android (KitKat). While that .6% isn’t a large number, it’s definitely a step in the right direction, which is another point to raise when debating which mobile operating system is best. It’s also impressive considering all the different devices that Android has to offer. It should be noted that crashes can occur for any number of reasons. Sometimes rather than it being the fault of the operating system, an app can crash from poor coding or issues with the device itself.
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