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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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posted on 03 Feb 2012, 02:28 6

37. ph00ny (Posts: 1439; 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)

posted on 03 Feb 2012, 03:23 2

52. TechnoTechyes (Posts: 64; 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.

posted on 04 Feb 2012, 09:31

139. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; 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.

posted on 03 Feb 2012, 02:36 3

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.

posted on 03 Feb 2012, 03:10 6

48. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; 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.

posted on 03 Feb 2012, 08:48

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

posted on 03 Feb 2012, 08:58 1

84. atheisticemetic (Posts: 377; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)


assume he ACTUALLY read*

posted on 03 Feb 2012, 11:49 1

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.

posted on 04 Feb 2012, 10:34 3

144. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Oh...so fragmentation does exist in Apple land??

Thanks for clarifying.

posted on 03 Feb 2012, 04:59 2

60. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Sore looser .

posted on 03 Feb 2012, 06:56 3

73. tedkord (Posts: 13460; 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?

posted on 03 Feb 2012, 07:43 3

77. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


You're right. The truth about Android crashing [less] is lots of fun.

posted on 03 Feb 2012, 00:39 3

10. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1573; 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...

posted on 03 Feb 2012, 00:43 7

12. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3116; 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".

posted on 03 Feb 2012, 14:14

111. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1573; 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.

posted on 03 Feb 2012, 00:42 6

11. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3116; 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.

posted on 03 Feb 2012, 00:45

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

posted on 03 Feb 2012, 00:46 1

14. BattleBrat (Posts: 1476; 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

posted on 03 Feb 2012, 00:51 3

15. Exile_One (Posts: 24; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)


oh boy! he we go...

posted on 03 Feb 2012, 00:54 6

16. Evil_SaNz (Posts: 259; 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.

posted on 03 Feb 2012, 01:01 8

18. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; 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! -

posted on 03 Feb 2012, 05:10 2

62. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


When an os is made by humans and apps are made by humans they are bound to crash eventually;)

posted on 04 Feb 2012, 09:34

140. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; 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?

posted on 03 Feb 2012, 01:02 1

19. blazee (Posts: 414; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)


surprise suprise, iphones perfect and tightly closed ecosystem that all apple freaks gloat about isnt so perfect

posted on 03 Feb 2012, 01:05 3

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

posted on 03 Feb 2012, 07:28 1

76. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


It's called conformists. Some live looking at others flaws wile they experience similar ones and just deny it

posted on 03 Feb 2012, 01:06

21. Exile_One (Posts: 24; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)


This is good! this is so good it's fattening!

posted on 03 Feb 2012, 01:13 1

22. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 413; 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.

posted on 03 Feb 2012, 01:15

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

posted on 03 Feb 2012, 01:23

25. baldilocks (Posts: 787; 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'.

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