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Interesting. I've had my 4S for about a month and have had probably two crashes total so far. Happened far more often on my previous Android phones :| Nowhere often enough to be a deal-breaker but still noticeable...
 

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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


My guess would be 256MB of RAM just isn't cutting it these days.

 

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My guess would be 256MB of RAM just isn't cutting it these days.

Maybe not. It's weird though the App devs program their apps knowing the devices only have a limited amount of RAM.

To the guy's saying the IOS 5 is rough on their devices: If your jailbroken make sure your Cydia apps are compatible with your IOS and that they are up to date.
Incompatible apps will make the device unstable and/or too slow to use. Especially apps that change how the IOS works.
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TL ; DR for me but I will say that ever since Apple forced iOS 5 onto my iPhone 3GS, I hate the phone.
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Interesting. I've had my 4S for about a month and have had probably two crashes total so far. Happened far more often on my previous Android phones :| Nowhere often enough to be a deal-breaker but still noticeable...

 



My guess would be 256MB of RAM just isn't cutting it these days.

Not with 5.0.1 i dont get any. iPad 2 has 512MB.
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iPad 2 has 512MB.


Oh, right. My bad.

 

post #16 of 55
You know, I would of thought it the other way around on the closed system, and the somewhat hectic world of Android versions. Still interesting read, the inclusion of a brand new iOS wasn't really necessary, but good to show the strain on both systems when a new OS is introduced at least.

Although this is not very analytic, I haven't had any application crash on the stock ROM of any of Droids... but I am not huge app user.
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post #17 of 55
I noticed more frequent crashes on my ipod touch running iOS 5.x than I did on the previous 4.x.

I think the android:apple app crash between my phone and my ipod touch is roughly the same, and entirely too frequent of crashing on both.

I noticed about the same amount of crashing between my phone's vanilla OS vs. after I flashed with CM 7.2, but noticed far fewer freezes after flashing.

I'm often surprised that apps crash so frequently on iOS devices. Granted there are, quite a few hardware revisions for all of the iOS devices (IIRC iphone, 2, 3, 3gs, 4, 4s, ipod touch, 2, 3, 4, ipad, ipad 2)--on the order of a dozen give or take, but far fewer than the number of android hardware versions out, yet crashing is similar (source says iOS has more crashes).

I do notice what the source says--popular apps tend to crash much less than "lower end" apps. Glad to see developers make an effort to improve things.
    
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Yeah, iOS 5 seemed to have gone less stable once it was released. Under the beta, my iPhone 4 ran like a charm. Now it's just becoming a bit slow in certain areas, and I'm even on iOS 5.1, which that beta hasn't been updated for almost a month. Seems like something isn't working right with the A4 processors and iOS 5 as I know a few people with 4's and iPad 1's who've had quite a few app crash on them, but I don't know what specific apps have. Everyone else who I know that owns a 4S or iPad 2, it's been smooth sailing for them.

Facebook is the one that crashes on me often. I just don't think that app has ever been the same since Facebook's main iOS dev left the company though.

I haven't heard many Android users that I know of with app crashing. It's mainly battery issues and it being sluggish that I always hear complaints about.
post #19 of 55

My Galaxy Nexus doesn't even know what a force close / app crash is

 

 

Since buying it on release, I haven't had a single app crash.

 
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post #20 of 55
I have 2 apps on my iPad that crash constantly. Nothing else does however which makes me think it the developers fault and not the device itself.

I haven't noticed anything crash on my iPhone 4S.
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