Study: iOS apps crash more often than Android ones


The mobile platform wars is just heating up and it looks like the winner might not be proclaimed sometime soon. Two of the most popular platforms, the iOS and the Android, continue to wage war against each other. Though each of them feels that they are the most coveted platform out there in the market today, there clearly is now way to know which of the two dominates the market.

But Crittercism, a mobile app statistic service, has created a study on the number of crashes per platform. Though not the data we needed, still this deserves some recognition as they were able to find out which platform has the most number of app crashes.

It turns out that Android is not the one leading the app crash race. The iOS crashes more often than the latter. According to Forbes, apps running on the iPhone, iPod and the iPads are not as stable as those running in Android.

The Crittercism report that Apple and Google continues to develop and release updates on their Operating Systems. App developers have to upgrade and develop newer versions of their apps to keep up with the platforms. The study was done last year. They tested 23 iOS versions and 33 Android versions from December 1 to 15. The iOS 5.0.1 was fairly new then. But older versions of iOS showed a huge number of crashes as well. The study also shows that not everyone updates their devices as soon as it is available.

Looks like its one-nil for the Android.