Which platform crashes more, Android or iOS?
0. phoneArena 03 Feb 2012, 00:03 posted on
Mobile app monitoring company Crittercism found that between December 1st through the 15th, 23 different iOS operating systems and 33 operating systems crashed with the largest proportion coming from iOS 5.1 with 28.64% of the overall number of crashes...
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37. ph00ny (Posts: 561; Member since: 26 May 2011)
Based on my experience with quite a few iOS devices, it's not as apparent as android crashes because most of these crashes do not have an accompanying notification saying that the application has crashed. In android there is always a notification saying the application has crashed or offer you an option to wait if the application hangs
Easiest way to find these issues is to look at the comment section in the appstore. Lot of EA games are littered with comments about apps crashing (not surprising)
52. TechnoTechyes (Posts: 54; Member since: 24 Jan 2011)
I agree, it seems that the iPhone just stops the app and goes back to the main screen. It's smooth, but when it happens I want to kill the thing. Apple probably has a patent on doing that though, so I'll never expect the same experience.
139. jroc74 (Posts: 3647; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Please post this again....
Co worker was showing us a video clip of his sons school play on his iPhone 4. Video just froze...and someone eventually got it back to the home screen. On Android it might have had a FC message.
38. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
Yup, watching you complain because we're telling the truth about Android crashing is so much fun.
48. Sniggly (Posts: 6424; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Where am I denying that apps crash on Android?
On the other hand, do you deny that apps freeze and crash on iOS?
You had better be careful about your next reply.
83. atheisticemetic (Posts: 377; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)
i dont see his next reply on here and assume he read the newest article on "who crashes more" and is crying into this pillow
104. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
No one told you to pull out the oldest iOS device ever and try and run a current game on it.
144. jroc74 (Posts: 3647; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Oh...so fragmentation does exist in Apple land??
Thanks for clarifying.
73. tedkord (Posts: 3793; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
And yet, here we have definitive, scientifically collected proof that iOS crashes at least as much, and in fact more, than Android, so where exactly is that moral high ground you think you're standing on?
77. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
You're right. The truth about Android crashing [less] is lots of fun.
10. Dr.Phil (Posts: 813; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
I love how they present data showing Android crashes less than iOS but then come up with three reasons why we shouldn't even consider the data at all. I mean what is the point then of presenting the data if you are just going to tear it apart like it means nothing? I'm just saying...
12. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2844; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Because they don't want to be accused of being biased to android. It works both ways though, Phonearena is always being accused of either biased to Android or the famous "iPhoneArena".
111. Dr.Phil (Posts: 813; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
Yeah, but my point was just that in their unbiased "reporting" they basically made what they were presenting useless. It would be like me saying: "iOS is found in a new study to be faster in application processing and overall OS smoothness" and then turn around and say "Well really you can't even listen to what I have to say because we didn't take into account ____________." There has to be some point where we have to just present data for what it is and not take it apart or else we won't ever really know something. We can't be afraid of offending some people. iOS has advantages over Android, let's hear about it. Android has advantages over iOS, let's hear about it. Anyone who can't take some small criticism of the OS they are using should get over themselves.
11. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2844; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
I know first hand how many randomly reboots and force closes the iPhone in general does. I would try to play a game or use an app and sure it doesnt pop up a "force close" message like android does but it just blacks out the screen and takes you back to your homescreen aka app draw. What do you fools think that is? Oh I'm sure you would listen to Apple and believe that you accidently hit the home button. I mean it is so big after all, easy to press right?
IOS is not as stable and perfect like some fools claim it to be. It is responsive and fluid yes, but it has its flaws and it does force close and it is boring as crap.
13. sameer.ali46 (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Feb 2012)
i have try it on my galaxy y and it work's thank admin with regard games for samsung galaxy
14. BattleBrat (Posts: 883; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
When I upgraded my iPod Touch 64gb 4th gen from iOS 4 to 5, well, first it wiped out all my apps, and second, for about two weeks HALF my games would either crash, or not run at all. My OG Droid had an occasional crash, my droid X crashed like crazy (but i never really used the Droid X as a phone) and my RAZR has been heaven, I think I've had two apps crash since getting it November 10th
16. Evil_SaNz (Posts: 258; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)
These data don't surprise me at all. Many times I saw an iphone exiting apps with no motivation. The difference with android? iOS treats the user like an idiot and works in the dark, crashes and hides the proof. Android apologies sincerely to the user with a pop up window.
iOS is magic! All bugs disappear! The power of advertisment, really. Henry Ford was right.
18. Whateverman (Posts: 3157; Member since: 17 May 2009)
Awkwaaard! Finally, a little vindication! Sorry, not trying to fan the flames of the flame war, but I have said this over, and over, and over again in many past post...and every time there has been an apauled iOS user, clutching their pearls while calling me a liar and demanding proof. Well, here's your proof. Thanks for playing!
- Doing the Degeneration X "Suck It!" motion to all his haters! -
62. protozeloz (Posts: 5290; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
When an os is made by humans and apps are made by humans they are bound to crash eventually;)
140. jroc74 (Posts: 3647; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Sadly....some of us dont understated this. Especially iPhone, Apple fanboys.
We as people arent perfect,....so how can anything we make be perfect?
19. blazee (Posts: 234; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)
surprise suprise, iphones perfect and tightly closed ecosystem that all apple freaks gloat about isnt so perfect
20. GalaxyOptimus (Posts: 23; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
I'm a die-hard android user
but still, I can't believe what I'm seeing
76. protozeloz (Posts: 5290; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
It's called conformists. Some live looking at others flaws wile they experience similar ones and just deny it
21. Exile_One (Posts: 24; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)
This is good! this is so good it's fattening!
22. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 298; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)
I have an iPad 1 And HTC Thunderbolt. The Thunderbolt has crashed like 3 times in the like 11 months I've had it!! Safari has been crashing daily as have many others on my iPad. However I justed wiped the data and started over. So far so good. But iOS 5 brought many issues.
23. thebikerboi2 (Posts: 144; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)
the main reason why ios aplications crashed more in this test is mainly due to the fact that many aplications are updated to work at best on the latest version of the OS, you will rarely find an aplication that supports anything below IOS 3.0
25. baldilocks (Posts: 432; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)
Yeah, there is no way this pie chart is correct. Even as an Android user, I have never been so amazed at how many times I get force closes or freezes on my phone. That NEVER happened with iOS, even when it was jailbroken.
I call B.S. on this 'study'.
27. Evil_SaNz (Posts: 258; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)
Because iOS smartly closes and hides the evidence. Happened many times to me to be honest. The fruit is a master in cheating people.
31. baldilocks (Posts: 432; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)
Better to hide and keep running smoothly than to force me to push a button to close or to pull my battery out.
None of that happened with iOS.
33. Sniggly (Posts: 6424; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
I've seen iPhones completely frozen up before. Even newer ones. There's a reason for the hard reset feature on them.
And I'd also prefer that I get an error report back that lets me know what's stopped working. That way I get the option (sometimes) to report the issue directly when it happens.
Android respects its users enough to let them know what's going on.
Oh, and I can't remember the last time anything force closed on me.
63. protozeloz (Posts: 5290; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
Android care so much for devs that users can send them an idea of what the error is about so its easy for them to fix the issues ;) and reduce force closes
34. Whateverman (Posts: 3157; Member since: 17 May 2009)
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Oh this! It's just what I see on my iPad just about every time I open an app. You know, what i see when it force clos...
53. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2844; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
You would rather that they try to lie and hide problems that your device is having? Wow, I wish I could live in a false state of mind like you. "Nothing is wrong with the world, everything is perfect, everything is peaceful!" lol seriously, wake up and realize you live in the Matrix! jk.
Honestly though, I would rather have a device that tells me there is an issue and allows me to send a report on it. Then just get a black screen back to the homescreen. Try reporting that to your Apple care customer service. "There is no problem" is what they will tell you. Then they fix it behind your back anyway.
141. jroc74 (Posts: 3647; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Ok...I can setup a Windows OS to not do error reporting. Dont know about other desktop OS's...
Thats basically what Android is doing with the FC message. Error reporting.
57. raymondma (Posts: 8; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
i am so glad you recognize the fact that apple has been cheating on you all haha.. .still, im sure a lot of apple fanbois are in denial haha.. .
29. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2844; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Android Force Closes are most of the time not even the it's own fault. If you ever read the update notes on the android market for apps, almost all of them state "fixed force closing issues for so and so devices". Different UI skins, different android version, and different type of processors can lead to issues that aren't Android's fault but the developer needing to fix them so they can run better on different devices.
30. lanka93 (Posts: 3; Member since: 01 Feb 2012)
BUT I PAID SO MUCH MONEY FOR MY IPHONE 4S. It's supposed to just work :(
Jokes, i have a Galaxy S2 and it kicks ass.
91. Gdrye (Posts: 91; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)
i work at Sprint and hear that 10000000000000 a day...it gets me SO mad..i dont work for apple! go to them and complain about "working".."i thought the phone would be this, or i thought it would be that" and here i am with my epic 4g touch, saying.."im sorry, but i gave u options, and this is what you demanded, but my GS2 is very stable and great battery life for a 4G phone"
133. jbash (Posts: 339; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)
or how about when they start crying about how they goto a site and need flash or how come the apps all cost money on the iPhone.
I hear all the time "I thought the iPhone is the best phone out, how come it doesnt do this or that? My EVO did."
164. Gdrye (Posts: 91; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)
how about the "i just cant click on my favorite song and make it a ringtone?" Umm no, there are steps for that, and an average phone user might as well forget about it.
35. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
I LOVE THIS!!
so what now, apple fans???!! what's left for you??
36. 9_HeLLs_oF_DrOid (Posts: 117; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)
No no no... Guys this is wrong. Stats are wrong. iOS is still the most stable system. XD
41. evolutionqy7 (Posts: 38; Member since: 27 May 2011)
My sensation crashes about 20 times a day.
54. Striker (Posts: 92; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)
Uahaha! The question is put the wrong way! It should be: "Is there a platform, which crashes more than Handroid?" LOL!
56. raymondma (Posts: 8; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
well apparently, the answer to that is pretty simple.. .read the article hahaha.. .
66. Striker (Posts: 92; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)
Why do I need an article, when I use Android, iOS and Symbian at the same time. I can see by myself, mate. "Force close" is Android's favorite command...
68. protozeloz (Posts: 5290; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
This guys seen to disagree.... yo have any clue what a crash is? Also what apps you have in symbian at all? I mean aside from those laggy Java apps
69. Striker (Posts: 92; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)
Hahah, maan what Java(we''re in 2012!)On Nokia N8 with Anna(soon with Belle) I have the same apps, that I have on my Droid(Desire). Almost every day the ''great'' Android force closes, due to weather widget, game, etc.
75. protozeloz (Posts: 5290; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
1. How old is your desire ?
2. A desire is not a Droid
3. What version of the OS you are running?
4. Java apps still exist and are available my friends N900 had them
5. Have you tried apps from a dev that checks and updates its apps ?
6 can you list all your Android apps that exists on sybian that give you issues?
Im sorry but a friends of mine (reader here too) did the change to a galaxy S2 and he couldn't be happier
79. tedkord (Posts: 3793; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Read much? IOS just doesn't tell you the app force closed, it just closes and goes to the home screen. And, as we now know by scientifically collected data, it does it more often than Android.
But, the real story here is that both operating systems are very stable, with very low percentages of crashing apps. Excellent news for consumers - we have more than one great choice.