Crittercism: Android more stable than iOS

Jeremiah Yap – Fourth Estate Cooperative Writer

San Francisco, CA, United States (4E) – Apple’s release of its iOS 7.1 was the most stable iOS version to date, according to Crittercism. iOS 7.1′s crash rate was just under 1.6 percent. For comparison, previous versions of iOS builds notched a crash rate of over 2 percent. But when compared to Android, iOS’s best isn’t enough.

Crittercism also tested the crash numbers for Android builds and it concluded that Android versions 4.0 and above had a crash rate of only 0.7 percent. The research firm also tested Android build 2.3 Gingerbread and found that it had a 1.7 percent crash rate — just 0.1 percent over than Apple latest iOS build.

Crittercism tested app usages on both Android and iOS devices. They tested billion of apps before coming to a conclusion.

Aside from testing mobile apps and software, Crittercism also tested the stability of devices. The Samsung Galaxy S4 logged a 0.9 percent crash rate — it was the most stable mobile device. The device with the highest crash rate was Apple’s iPad at 2.6 percent.

Apps that caused the most crashes were games with intensive and intricate graphics. The apps that crashed the least were e-commerce apps.

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