Study Says iOS Apps Crash more often than Android Apps

February 3, 2012
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Ok, before this turns into an “Apple bashing” post, let’s first point out that there are a lot more software versions of iOS than Android. These are all facts, not opinions, although Android is better. Just had to throw that out there.

According to a new mobile app monitoring startup called Crittercism, iOS apps are crashing at a greater rate than your favorite Android apps. For a two month period, a whole lot of data was compiled and broken down by OS version and in some cases by app, and then into quartiles to give a better representation of the crashes. In the end, there was a clear winner well technically loser, which was iOS. If you look at the pie chart above you will see that more than half the pie chart is used by iOS versions.  Especially for the Apple fan boys that swear iOS blows Android away. Hey fan boys, numbers don’t lie!

As much as I know everyone is tired of hearing about “fragmentation”, it’s important to note that Android isn’t the only platform suffering from “fragmentation” although it is the one that suffers from it the most. Through this study Crittercism discovered that iOS has 23 different versions of their software still being used, while Android has 33. Even with the larger number of software versions for Android, their numbers for app crashes are still significantly lower.

So these numbers look pretty good, but in all honestly both platforms have apps crashing at less then 1% which is pretty darn good I say. How often do apps crash on your device? Let us know in the comments, and be sure to add which Android version you are running.

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