Android more stable than iOS: Study

For long we have been hearing strories that Android is unsafe, unstable, while iOS is reliable. But new data that has emerged will totally change the picture. A study conducted by Crittercism, a performance monitoring company has revealed that while iOS 7.1 is the most stable version of iOS to date, its Android counterpart is far more stable.

Coming to Android, the report figured out that out of all the versions, Gingerbread has the highest crash rate for Android at 1.7 percent. The figure is double than that of KitKat, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean (0.7 percent). On the other hand, iOS 7.1 has a crash rate of 1.6 percent, less than iOS 7.0 (2.1 percent) and iOS 6 (2.5 percent). It is noteworthy to add that according to the latest Google update, 19 percent are still using Gingerbread, 62 percent using Jelly Bean, 15.2 percent using Ice Cream Sandwich. On the other hand, iOS7 is now on 85 percent mark, with iOS 6 standing at 12 percent. It was surprising to note that the iPhone 5 had a lower crash rate (1.7 percent) than the iPhone 5s (2 percent). The data clearly shows that Android is far more stable than Android, reports The Next Web.

Talking about the devices, iPhone 5 crashes the least in its series and Samsung has the most stable Android mobile phones and tablets.

The report also found that 47 percent of apps crash more than one percent of the time, while 32 percent of apps have a crash rate over two percent. Among apps, games tend to perform the worst with a crash rate of 4.4 percent, twice as often compared to any other category. Photo and video apps take second spot with a crash rate of about 1.8 percent, while e-commerce apps are the most reliable with a crash rate of just 0.4 percent.

About Kalpana Sharma

She has worked with some of the esteemed publications in India like Times Life- the Sunday supplement of India’s leading daily, Times of India and EFY- BenefIT magazine.