Which platform crashes more, Android or iOS?
0. phoneArena posted on 03 Feb 2012, 00:03
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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139. jroc74 posted on 04 Feb 2012, 09:31 0 0
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 posted on 03 Feb 2012, 02:36 3 13
Yup, watching you complain because we're telling the truth about Android crashing is so much fun.
48. Sniggly posted on 03 Feb 2012, 03:10 6 2
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 posted on 03 Feb 2012, 08:48 0 2
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
84. atheisticemetic posted on 03 Feb 2012, 08:58 1 3
assume he ACTUALLY read*
104. The_Miz posted on 03 Feb 2012, 11:49 1 2
No one told you to pull out the oldest iOS device ever and try and run a current game on it.
144. jroc74 posted on 04 Feb 2012, 10:34 3 0
Oh...so fragmentation does exist in Apple land??
Thanks for clarifying.
73. tedkord posted on 03 Feb 2012, 06:56 3 0
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 posted on 03 Feb 2012, 07:43 3 2
You're right. The truth about Android crashing [less] is lots of fun.
10. Dr.Phil posted on 03 Feb 2012, 00:39 3 1
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 posted on 03 Feb 2012, 00:43 7 0
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 posted on 03 Feb 2012, 14:14 0 0
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 posted on 03 Feb 2012, 00:42 6 0
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 posted on 03 Feb 2012, 00:45 0 0
i have try it on my galaxy y and it work's thank admin with regard games for samsung galaxy
14. BattleBrat posted on 03 Feb 2012, 00:46 1 0
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 posted on 03 Feb 2012, 00:54 6 0
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 posted on 03 Feb 2012, 01:01 8 0
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 posted on 03 Feb 2012, 05:10 2 0
When an os is made by humans and apps are made by humans they are bound to crash eventually;)
140. jroc74 posted on 04 Feb 2012, 09:34 0 0
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 posted on 03 Feb 2012, 01:02 1 0
surprise suprise, iphones perfect and tightly closed ecosystem that all apple freaks gloat about isnt so perfect
20. GalaxyOptimus posted on 03 Feb 2012, 01:05 3 0
I'm a die-hard android user
but still, I can't believe what I'm seeing
76. protozeloz posted on 03 Feb 2012, 07:28 1 0
It's called conformists. Some live looking at others flaws wile they experience similar ones and just deny it
22. cheeseycheeser posted on 03 Feb 2012, 01:13 1 0
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 posted on 03 Feb 2012, 01:15 0 1
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 posted on 03 Feb 2012, 01:23 0 3
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 posted on 03 Feb 2012, 01:29 11 0
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 posted on 03 Feb 2012, 01:59 0 3
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 posted on 03 Feb 2012, 02:10 5 0
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 posted on 03 Feb 2012, 05:15 1 0
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 posted on 03 Feb 2012, 02:12 4 0
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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...
87. GALAXY-S posted on 03 Feb 2012, 09:27 2 0
You may get sued for using that design!
53. RORYREVOLUTION posted on 03 Feb 2012, 03:28 2 0
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 posted on 04 Feb 2012, 09:36 0 0
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 posted on 03 Feb 2012, 04:34 1 0
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 posted on 03 Feb 2012, 01:54 5 0
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 posted on 03 Feb 2012, 01:57 8 1
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 posted on 03 Feb 2012, 10:02 4 1
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 posted on 04 Feb 2012, 08:16 1 0
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 posted on 05 Feb 2012, 22:41 0 1
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 posted on 03 Feb 2012, 02:14 1 2
I LOVE THIS!!
so what now, apple fans???!! what's left for you??
36. 9_HeLLs_oF_DrOid posted on 03 Feb 2012, 02:19 5 1
No no no... Guys this is wrong. Stats are wrong. iOS is still the most stable system. XD
54. Striker posted on 03 Feb 2012, 04:03 2 1
Uahaha! The question is put the wrong way! It should be: "Is there a platform, which crashes more than Handroid?" LOL!
56. raymondma posted on 03 Feb 2012, 04:32 0 2
well apparently, the answer to that is pretty simple.. .read the article hahaha.. .
66. Striker posted on 03 Feb 2012, 06:12 1 5
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 posted on 03 Feb 2012, 06:19 0 0
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 posted on 03 Feb 2012, 06:28 1 4
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 posted on 03 Feb 2012, 07:18 5 2
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 posted on 03 Feb 2012, 08:24 3 0
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.
55. raymondma posted on 03 Feb 2012, 04:30 2 2
you gotta love apple fanbois.. .the statistics were pretty clear and yet they still have an explanation for everything hahaha.. .what do they even get for defending iphones so much?? haha
70. tedkord posted on 03 Feb 2012, 06:38 2 1
This is no surprise. I work with a guy that has had an iPhone, an iPhone 3g and and iPhone 4 while we worked together. The running joke was that the iPhone decided he was done listening to that song, or done looking at the internet, or done watching that video, etc...because it would just (force) close the app and return to the home screen. He always said he wouldn't dare question the iPhone, it knows better than he when he's done.
But, yeah - iOS force closes just as much as android, but Apple hides it. Then they can claim you're just holding it wrong, so you must have hit the home button.
Another iFan myth busted.
And, blame the crashes in android mainly on the OEMs and carriers, who load the phone up with custom UIs and bloatware. Stock android is very stable, it just wasn't pretty.