iOS apps crash more than Android, claims study

Guess what? Android apps are more stable than those on iOS. That's not some claim from an Android forum, that's according to the Crittercism Mobile Experience Benchmark report.

It claims apps are about twice as likely to crash on iOS than Android, although there are a couple of provisos to add to that. The higher rates of Android stability are from the more recent versions. So KitKat, Jelly Bean and Ice Cream Sandwich, which have a 0.7% crash rate. Gingerbread owners (yes, there still are some) experience something nearer 1.7%.

The story is similar for iOS, with a 1.6% crash for iOS 7.1, rising to 2.1% for iOS 7 and up to 2.5% for iOS 6. But even if you take the best figure for iOS and the worst for Android, it still isn't great reading for Apple.

It seems that games are the worst apps for crashing (4.4%), with e-commerce being the most stable (0.4%). In terms of devices, the Samsung Galaxy S4 comes out well, with the iPhone 5 being the most stable Apple phone, beating the more recent iPhone 5S.

What do you think? Are Android phones really more stable than Apple? Let us know if yours crashes more than perhaps it should.

Source: GigaOM

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