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[forbes]Do iOS Apps Crash More Than Android Apps? A Data Dive

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Ever wonder why certain mobile apps you use crash so much?

It turns out there are many possible reasons. And it can vary particularly depending on whether you are using an Apple iOS device such as an iPhone or iPad, or an Android device.


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Please don't quote such a large chunk from the article. Only a few lines...
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Anecdotally I had noticed stuff crashed on my ipod much more than my 2.3 android device.
     
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Anecdotally I had noticed stuff crashed on my ipod much more than my 2.3 android device.



I was somewhat surprised to see just how many crashes were attributed to old iOS versions (quite a bit of fragmentation), but I was very much surprised to see that iOS applications crashed 2x as much in the second quartile (which is the median of the statistics). Despite the article title, I expected to see results that were completely opposite due to Apple's curating of its app collection.
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This is going to ruffle some biased feathers but ONLY if they don't read the article properly.
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Huh never would have thought apps should crash that much. In the past two years of owning an iPod Touch 4G and iPhone 4S, I have never seen any apps crash without it saying "Winterboard has crashed sorry for the inconvenience". headscratch.gif
     
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I got plenty with 5.0 in my iPad 2
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not surprised....iOS 5 is painful to use on my 3GS
    
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I just know my facebook and words with friends apps crash like its their job on my ipod. I don't have any experience with android so i can't comment on that one. Interesting study though.
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I've only really had Cydia apps crash on me. Can't think of a app from the app store that has ever crashed on me.
Same with Android I've never had a app from the market crash on me.

Makes me wonder what these guys are trying to do with their devices lmao.
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i havent had any issues with apps on my ipod touch 4g. now that i have upgraded to iOS 5, my ipod touch will lag sometimes. especially when i have music playing and im doing other things on it. i never had that problem with the previous version of iOS.
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