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The report, which studied crash reports from 1 billion mobile users over a one month period, heartily dismisses the stigma that iOS is the more stable OS. While iOS 6, 7.0, and 7.1 crashed 2.5%, 2.1%, and 1.7% of the time, respectively, Android versions performed better across the board, going back to Android 2.3 with a 1.7% crash rate, and all versions since 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich had just 0.7% crash rates.

Crittercism says that tablet versions of apps tend to be less stable than their smartphone counterparts, an area where Android developers are lagging behind iOS ones. This means that Android should see even more of an improvement as more developers optimize their apps for tablet usage.

http://blog.gsmarena.com/android-is-actually-twice-as-stable-as-ios/
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I can't seem to find the data on their sample size, even in the source link of the article. What I was looking for is the breakdown of how many devices were studied from Apple and how many Android. Percentages are great, but so long as the sample sizes were the same.

All I can say is out of the ~6 Android devices I have had, and the 5 Apple devices, the Apple ones have been more stable on this end.
    
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And Windows Phone is twice as stable as Android tongue.gif

Surprising statistics because I thought that iOS 6 was more stable than 7.x but apparently not. Let it be noted I am not an iPhone user/owner and am basing that off of the internet and friends who have iPhones. Also surprising about Android in general but I suppose it is getting more mature now and with maturity comes stability.

Regardless, I fear this article is going to go downhill quickly..
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Not in my experience. I loved android just needed ability for CoreAudio and music applications.

But for me while I do get the occasionally get springboard in "safe mode", which only happened after I jailbroke, iOS has been much more stable than my G1, HD1, Mytouch 3G; and Galaxy phones
     
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This should have been known for quite a while. In my experience, the main difference is in how crashes are managed - iOS generally hides the crash reports for a smoother user experience while Android generally tells you when things have gone awry...
    
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I can't seem to find the data on their sample size, even in the source link of the article.

At the very end, they have a 'methodology' section, I quote it below in its entirety:
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We’ve gathered data from nearly 1B users and analyzed 3B+ events/day over a month.

Needless to say, a few slides from a company marketing some product isn't the most reliable source. Just goes to show you what tech 'journalism' is like these days. Furthermore, anyone who makes any sort of claims favouring one mega corporation over another is just shilling for whatever shiny toy they like most, because if they bothered to look at the source they'd know it's junk.
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I can't seem to find the data on their sample size, even in the source link of the article. What I was looking for is the breakdown of how many devices were studied from Apple and how many Android. Percentages are great, but so long as the sample sizes were the same.

All I can say is out of the ~6 Android devices I have had, and the 5 Apple devices, the Apple ones have been more stable on this end.

That was also my thought. Kind of strange that you can't find it but one would have to assume given the much larger market share that the Android sample size was much greater.

I'm kind of with you on the comment about Apple being more stable (note that I have never owned an Apple product) but what I noticed from friends and family is that they have all had problems in some way out of iOS 7.x on anything from the iPhone 4 to the 5s while iOS 6 didn't seem to have any trouble for them but the data allegedly says that iOS 7 is more stable... Who knows, I'll just stick with my Windows Phone and see how this thread pans out jerry.gif
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Most Android crashes I've ever seen were on cheap no-name hardware. My Kindle HDX has never crashed.
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lol
I've only had a couple minor issues with my iPhone 5S that I've had since launch. 3 crashes at most, it's been a rock solid and enjoyable experience. The same could be said about the Samsung Galaxy S4 that I had before the iPhone 5S.
Edited by Jack Mac - 3/28/14 at 12:12pm
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I can't seem to find the data on their sample size, even in the source link of the article. What I was looking for is the breakdown of how many devices were studied from Apple and how many Android. Percentages are great, but so long as the sample sizes were the same.

All I can say is out of the ~6 Android devices I have had, and the 5 Apple devices, the Apple ones have been more stable on this end.

The sample size is 1 billion.
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This should have been known for quite a while. In my experience, the main difference is in how crashes are managed - iOS generally hides the crash reports for a smoother user experience while Android generally tells you when things have gone awry...

This for all who didn't know this.
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