Fanboys be Warned: Turns Out iOS Apps are Twice as Likely to Crash

By Tom Pritchard on at

There are a number of claims that Apple fanboys use to justify their fondness for a closed operating system. Something something regularity. Something something universal availability. Well I hate to break it to you, but it turns out iOS apps are twice as likely to crash compared to their Android counterparts.

According to Crittercism apps on iOS 7.1 have a crash rate of 1.7 per cent, the good news being that this tiny number is the lowest crash rate of any iOS operating system. The bad news is that apps on Android devices running version 4.0, or higher, only crash 0.7 per cent of the time. So for every Android app that crashes, more than two iOS apps have bitten the dust.

The statistics have reportedly come from monitoring over a billion iOS and Android apps, so Crittercism seem to have conducted their research properly. Then again, but these number are so meagre it's not really something to fret about. It's not like a one per cent difference is going to convert anyone. [TechRadar]