Android is reportedly more stable than iOS

With the release of iOS 7.1, performance monitoring service, Crittercism, found that it was themost stable iOS build to date, with a crash rate of just under 1.6%. This is compared to previous iOS builds who have had a crash rate of over 2%. That’s pretty good, right? Sure, but now that Crittercism has released the numbers for Android, things certainly don’t look so good anymore. According to the latest figures by Crittercism, they have found that Android in general has been more stable compared to iOS. 

It’s probably no surprise, but Android 2.3 Gingerbread was the least stable version of Android when it comes to causing app crashes. That’s all improved since, however — according to a report from Crittercism, which monitors app usage on over a billion Android and iOS devices, the stability of Android apps surpasses that of iOS across the board in all software versions. Android apps crashed an average of 1.7 percent of the time on Gingerbread, but the combination of Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean and KitKat crash just 0.7 percent of the time according to the report. By comparison, iOS 6 crashed a much higher 2.5 percent of the time, with iOS 7 cutting that down to 2.1 percent and iOS 7.1 to 1.6 percent. Even with those improvements that’s still over double that of modern versions of Android, and not something your average person would actually think if they were asked which platform crashes more.

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