In an article by PCWorld today showed data released by Crittercism which points to iOS crashing more frequently compared to Android OS. Now, I’ve been hearing that iOS is more stable and bla bla bla. I’m sure most of you who uses or sought to buy a smart phone has heard this argument before. This data provided by Crittercism seems to dispute that fact though.
One argument is that they were comparing more iOS devices compared to Android OS devices to the tune of 162 million versus 52 million. Given Apple’s popularity, I wouldn’t be surprised that the 162 million comprised of iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4s and perhaps even a few of the original iPhones. With that being said, I would also expect that in the 52 million Android OS devices, a number of them are low cost devices which, given the lesser RAM and CPU power, would be more prone to crashing.
Now, I’m not saying my Galaxy SII hasn’t crashed before, but does it crash as often as once or twice a day as commented in the article? Nope. Its pretty stable and the crashes really started happening only when I was migrating to a custom ROM. But once you resolve the causes of the crashes, my Galaxy SII is gold.
I’m pro Android but I also do give credit to iOS being what it is, a great OS. Now, if only they would allow it to be used as a portable hard drive, I may be tempted to get one. But till then, Android it is.