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Study: iOS apps crash more than Android apps

Just recently a study from Crittercism released the results from a comparison study between Apple’s iOS platform and Google’s Android platform it terms of mobile application crash rates. It was found that iOS’s newest version crashed significantly more than Android’s. 24.68% of the studies’ crashes compared to Android’s 1.04% percent to be exact. However AppAdvice, a Mashable publishing partner, was quick to defend Apple saying that the test were unfair seeing as iOS 5.0.1 is newly released and still has some kinks to be worked out. AppAdvice further defends Apple with Forbes’ statement that hardware still needs to be improved in order for the new Apple OS to be fully successful. Whether that is bad or good, the verdict is still out.
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Study: iOS apps crash more than Android apps
Smartphone and computer tablet applications built for Apple’s iOS crash more often than those built for Google’s Android operating system, according to research conducted by Crittercism, a mobile application monitoring company, AppAdvice reported.
The Mashable publishing partner AppAdvice reported the results of the Crittercism study in graphs for readers to interpret, stating the graphics show clearly that fewer mobile applications crash under the Android operating system than under its rival iOS 5.0.1.

But this is probably not all Apple’s fault, according to AppAdvice, because this version of the company’s operating system is new enough that many application software developers have not yet found time enough to tweak their third-party apps into compatibility.

Still, iOS 4.3.3 caused 10.66 percent of the mobile application crashes, though it has been available much longer, the article noted.

Android 4.0.1 accounted for only 1.04 percent of mobile app crashes in the study, appearing stable by comparison with 28.64 percent for iOS 5.0.1, and hardware issues may be partly to blame, according to Forbes, AppAdvice reported.

Users of mobile apps on both operating systems can scan the images and compare the charts with their experiences, then conclude for themselves whether Crittercism’s study brings good news or bad news — or neither.