Android 4.0 and iOS 8 are most likely to crash your apps, reveals study

Though Apple may have beaten Android in terms of sales, there is one glitch which leaves iOS behind. A study has revealed that app crash rates for the Android Lollipop are 0.2 percent lower than compared for iOS 8.


There's always been a constant war between the two most popular operating systems worldwide - iOS and Android. Though Apple may have beaten Android in terms of sales, but there is one glitch which leaves iOS behind. A recent study has revealed that app crash rates for Android Lollipop are 0.2% lower than compared for iOS 8.

According to Crittercism's Mobile Experience Benchmark report, it shows that apps running older versions of Android and iOS (such as KitKat and iOS 7.1) are considerably less likely to crash as compared to the latest upgrades.

Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0), are most likely to face problems followed by KitKat (4.4) close behind. Android Lollipop came out a few months ago and already has a few glitches but is still at a better place than the previous versions. iOS comparatively follows a different pattern. Though app crashes on this OS will be slightly less, the overall experience for iOS 8 users is quite disappointing.

Android 4.0 and iOS 8 are most likely to crash your apps, reveals study

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A report by ZDnet points out numbers which states that Android Lollipop has a 2% crash rate compared to the 2.2% crash rate on iOS 8 devices. On the contrary, the previous iOS 7 had reported a 1.9% crash rate.

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In terms of numbers for Android, KitKat and Ice Cream Sandwich both reported a crash rate at 2.6%. Compared to that, the latest Lollipop version scored a 2% crash rate.

The report does break down app stability but then again, it depends on various factors such as the phone in hand, the RAM and storage available on the device. Older devices tend to experience more problems as it runs an older hardware. Both Apple and Google do come out with regular updates to fix these bugs. The report only covered crashes with third-party apps and did not address first-party software glitches. It does make sense as devices with older hardware specs might not have the capacity for new OS upgrades and might cause problems. Especially while playing high-end games, some apps could crash easily.

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