Android 4.x is more than twice as stable as iOS 7.1
0. phoneArena 27 Mar 2014, 17:34 posted on
There is a lingering stereotype that Android is a crashy mess and iOS is very stable, but some new numbers completely flip that idea on its head. We heard recently from Crittercism that iOS 7.1 is the most stable version of iOS to date, but that actually doesn't look all that great now that the company has unveiled the numbers for Android...
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28. Finalflash (Posts: 1946; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
Yea, interesting as in "Daaaaammmmmmnnnnn", wonder what the Apple talking point parrots will say now. It just works...less than the competition.
33. Ninetysix (Posts: 1729; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
Definitely game changing!!! 0.7% crash rate is so much better than 1.7%. That difference is HUUUGGGEE!!!
35. grahaman27 (Posts: 353; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)
on the scale of billions, thats the difference of hundereds of thousands of cases.
81. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5975; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Yeah. My Droid Maxx with v. 4.4 just works. I can't say that I miss the crash experience, either.
89. Ashoaib (Posts: 2502; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
Apple parrots will say, this report is fake and android lags, touchwiz is full of lags and bla bla bla... well, I have chinese mediocre jelly bean 4.2.1 version phone, it doesnt lag, very rare.. only problem is mediatek's legendary slow processing prowess...
97. noler (Posts: 200; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)
The true is iOS automatically sends crash reports but Android is not.
If Android will sends crash reports automatically the results will be quite different
104. Izoe (Posts: 118; Member since: 02 Sep 2010)
That is false, Android also automatically sends usage statistics unless the user manually disables it, which can also be done on ios devices.
On pre-kitkat devices go to settings>aboutphone>Usage info settings
On ios this is under settings>about>diagnostics and usage and can also be turned off.
so your reasoning is false
76. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1313; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
Apple users talk such a good game I fell for it when I tried the iPhone 5s. That experience left such a bad taste in my mouth I don't care about a larger iPhone anymore.
54. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
One of the many some ppl still like to throw out in iPhone vs Android debates.
I have been saying it for the past few years...if Android was as bad as some claim....it wouldnt be #1 in market share. Ppl dont just use inferior products when something else better might be out there. Especially when they are other products that cost around the same price.
Win Mo, WP, Palm, BB wouldnt be in the state they are now if that was true.
The iPhone wouldnt have lost its top spot if that were true.
And before someone throws out the cheap Android phones argument.....I have seen and still see to this day Android phones that launch be sold out or the demand is so great there are back orders. I bought 3 at retail over a 3 year period...and I now I'm not the only one.
70. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 4752; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
Windows was #1 in market share yet it had problems *cough*vista*cough* Marketshare doesn't exempt anything from having problems.
90. mixedfish (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Nov 2013)
Yes it does, don't just look at one section of statistics.
In the height of Vista (ie one year before Win7) Vista only accounted for ~17% for total windows users but WinXP still had over 70% share.
Why, because WinXP is better than Vista.
Today, Win7 has over ~55% of Windows, versus ~11% of WinXP and ~13% are Win8.
Windows is no.1 because the MAJORITY uses proven stable Windows versions.
92. tedkord (Posts: 5578; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
That's true. Just look here, the iPhone is the number one selling smartphone, yet it is twice as unstable as competing phones,
82. DougPenhall (Posts: 4; Member since: 28 Mar 2014)
"Ppl dont just use inferior products when something else better might be out there."
Hmmmm. How do you explain MS Windows?
93. tedkord (Posts: 5578; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Two ways. First, we explain it with XP and Win7, which both were and are as good as competing products. Then, because it's available in 90% of PC products and one size didn't fit all. Some people can't find exactly what they want in a single manufacturer. With hundreds of PC manufacturers using Windows, it's easier to find the system that suits you.
103. zunaidahmed (Posts: 83; Member since: 24 Dec 2011)
Actually, XP is a lot better than win 7 in general, a lot more stable. But because microsoft stopped supporting it and because of lack of newer version of direct X, people had to switch. IF it wasn't for that, XP would still be the number one OS in marketshare.
98. romeo1 (Posts: 365; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)
marketshare has nothing to do with quality/stability/errors etc.
if that was true honda would sell the most cars in the world because they have the least errors/problems.
sony would sell the most tv's cause their tv's have the best quality(depending on price range).
We could make a whole list of things.
people just buy what they like and want.
some people buy theire stuff fot the design some for quality and some just because of status or because their friends have it etc.etc.
100. JunitoNH (Posts: 1027; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)
Yes they do. Android makes great devices, but you can also go to a Family Dollar store and get phones for twenty dollars, running Android.
7. bizwhizzy (Posts: 45; Member since: 04 Aug 2011)
Anecdotal evidence vs a study covering "over 1 billion devices"? Sounds like someone has a bit of confirmation bias going on.
8. Commentator (Posts: 2573; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Funny how this pools data from over a billion users.
48. sip1995 (Posts: 1026; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)
I agree and I think that they DON'T have the permission to do that.
15. chistoefur (Posts: 75; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)
Have you ever even tried anything running KitKat? Oh of course you didn't, you're too dense to give anything else a try.
17. alrightihatepickingusernames (Posts: 460; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)
If I understand correctly the study takes hardware into account, which levels it out a bit. I'm pretty sure the study only regards app crashes as well, not reboots, which android probably has a bigger problem with. Either way both OSs are very stable, so it doesn't matter that much.
29. Finalflash (Posts: 1946; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
No it actually doesn't test app stability but OS stability. So yea reboots count and app crashes less so largely because the app is the responsibility of the actual developers behind it, not Apple or Google.
59. alrightihatepickingusernames (Posts: 460; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)
Really? Because in my case my Nexus 5 reboots more then my buddy's 4s but he gets way more app crashes. I get that my situation isn't the same as a large amount of data but if it doesn't apply to me I might as well ignore it.
69. bestmvno (Posts: 190; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)
Sounds like you have a bad app causing your system to reboot. I've had an N5 for about 2 months and have never had a reboot, although I do run a custom rom
91. alrightihatepickingusernames (Posts: 460; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)
That might be it, I'm running stock. I also know that this reboot was caused by a horrible WiFi network.
72. AfterShock (Posts: 3479; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
I call bs, 2N5, 2N4 in my house..no reboot.
Sounds like FUD.
75. PBXtech (Posts: 990; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)
My second gen N7 reboots occasionally. I know it's happening because my recent apps are empty, so it happens when it's off, not while I'm using it. Not really sure why it happens though, if it's an app doing it, I have no idea which one.
My G2 and Z Tablet have never rebooted on me though.
80. Awalker (Posts: 586; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)
It depends on the phone. My S4 reboots once in a while but my Nexus 5 has never rebooted.
49. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Apple, iPhone, iPad forum help section says differently.
68. JC557 (Posts: 1182; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
It could be from denial. I know plenty of people with the iPhone 5s, my brother included, had a lot of software issues which were finally alleviated (mostly) with the latest update.
77. dsDoan (Posts: 223; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)
Well this is an ignorant assumption. Each user will provide differing feedback, and there is no central basis of comparison for user feedback.
I'd trust a scientific study over naive user feedback any day.
4. SAO101789 (Posts: 123; Member since: 10 Feb 2014)
I used jellybean in the past and it was okay but not great l. Although I had a S3 and it was crappy. Didn't even used 3/4 of the fetures it had I thought I was going to use.
6. rd_nest (Posts: 888; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)
hmm, clearly a scientific study from thousands of users is more believable than a random comment in the internet.
what do you say?
30. SAO101789 (Posts: 123; Member since: 10 Feb 2014)
I'm just telling my experience with it. I have nothing personal with android I love Sonys devices. Now that I think about it that should have been my 1st choice.
86. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)
And here comes a sony troll. Get a life its free.
9. fzacek (Posts: 2321; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
Well, it makes sense. I guess if your most powerful processor model is a 1.3 GHz dual-core (...XD...) then something is bound to go wrong more often than with your most poweful model being a 2+ GHz quad-core.
20. stealthd (Posts: 988; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)
Higher GHz does not make the software more stable.
50. brrunopt (Posts: 590; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)
or more powerfull, or more power hungry, etc...
24. zekes (Posts: 215; Member since: 14 Aug 2012)
Guess you haven't heard about the megahertz myth lol
64. iushnt (Posts: 808; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)
If that is the case then apple should have included better processor than fooling consumers.. And if it is seen from your point of view then put iOS in note3 and think how snappier it would be with that small OS on a beast hardware
10. boseiden (Posts: 2; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)
feedback in all sites says that the IOS 7.1 more stable than any version of android
16. protozeloz (Posts: 5383; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
is is actually true? os is just the user complex of inferiority towards android
34. tedkord (Posts: 5578; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Actual testing says otherwise. Which is more trustworthy, feedback from people claiming its 45 degrees outside, or a thermometer that shows 70 degrees?
78. dsDoan (Posts: 223; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)
This site doesn't doesn't say iOS 7.1 is more stable than any Android version, therefore, you sir, are a liar.
Making this type of blanket statement only shows your [blind?] ignorance.
12. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 866; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
Not at all surprising, I barely if ever have a crash on my GS4, from Android4.2.2, to 4.3 and now on 4.4.2, haven't had any problems. My iPad4 has also been great, but there was a time when the FB App used to crash almost daily, and on iOS7.0.6 it did reboot (twice if mem serves me well).
Android has come a long way since the 2.1 Eclair days with slowdowns and reboots here and there, I think at 2.3.4 Android became very mature, I remember running my GS2 hard (taking pics, vids at HD1080, playing YouTube vids in HQ, running multiple apps etc...) when showing some friends how good it is, and it never broke a sweat, to this day it still runs well as a spare phone on Android4.1.2.
22. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 405; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)
My Galaxy S3 may not be as smooth as my iPad Air, but the iPad (before 7.1) would reboot randomly almost daily. Apps still crash often, and there's just lots of persistent glitches.
Errors on my GS3 are far between, and often unimportant.
43. ecmedic4 (Posts: 202; Member since: 02 May 2013)
I have the iPad mini retina and have never had a reboot on it and maybe 1 app crash in the months that I've had it. Haven't had any problems on 7.1 either.