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Android apps twice as stable as iOS ones, study shows

The latest report coming out of mobile app management company Crittercism indicates that in looking at app behavior recent versions of the two most popular mobile OSs, Android and iOS, it’s the Google OS that’s actually the more stable one.

The study is done by measuring the crash rate of app across both platforms, which Crittercism has published in its first ever Mobile Experience Benchmark.

The report, which studied crash reports from 1 billion mobile users over a one month period, heartily dismisses the stigma that iOS apps are the most stable. While iOS 6, 7.0, and 7.1 saw a crash-rate of apps of 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.

When it comes to actual devices, Samsung droids had the lowest crash rates among both tablets and smartphones, while the iPhone 5 surprisingly beat out the iPhone 5s as the more stable device.

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