The OS wars are becoming tough, with Android being the supreme ruler followed by iOS and Windows Phone. Android, despite being on top, is not as stable as other operating systems, at least some versions.
Recently, the folks at Crittercism conducted a survey which tested how good the apps perform across various devices, operating systems, and networks. The company surveyed over 2500 mobile devices, 106 operating systems and 691 mobile operators. According to their findings, Android 4.4 KitKat turned out to be the most stable operating system.
Surprised? Well, this is what the study showed. According to their data, Android 4.4 KitKat has a crash rate of just 0.7 percent, with Android 2.3 Gingerbread being at 1.7 percent. They mentioned Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, and KitKat — who all have a crash rate of 0.7 percent — are better then iOS. The latest iOS 7.1 has a crash rate of just 1.6 percent, which is almost twice as that of Android KitKat and the other two iterations of the operating system. On the other hand, iOS 7.0 has a crash rate of 2.0 percent while the old iOS 5 comes with 2.5 percent.
Now, coming over to the most stable smartphones. Crittercism mentions smartphones are more stable than tablets. As for Apple, the most stable device is the iPhone 5 while Samsung makes the most stable Android devices (Really?). Samsung could be on top of the list as the OEM has manufactured millions of Android devices catering the needs of all price points.Filed Under: Android News, Top News