iOS apps crash more than Android apps

By on February 5, 2012
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All 23 different iOS versions, in fact.


One of the biggest draw of any iOS device is its ‘high quality’ apps. And while it is true that apps generally tend to be better on the iOS than on the Android, a new study has found that they crash more often, as well.

The research was conducted over 214 million apps, over 23 versions of iOS and 33 versions of Android. The chart below represents the information collected between November and December, and shows the ‘crashes per app launch’ of each operating system. iOS turned out with the biggest numbers on all three quartiles, while Android was, at times, far less behind.

A second chart below shows the percentage of app crashes across all the OS versions, with information collected between Dec 1 – 15. iOS 5.0.1 lead the crash report 28.64% of all crashes, with v4.2.1 tailing behind with 12.64%, v4.3.3 with 10.66% and v4.1 with 8.24%.

Well, so much for quality.


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  • Gopalkt

    to be totally fair to ios, isn’t that also because there are more ios devices running than there are android devices?

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