App monitoring company Crittercism recently published a study showing that iOS apps are the most likely to crash and that happens more frequently than it does with Android applications. The study was conducted during the first two weeks of December, with the results showing that iOS 5.0.1 is the most likely to crash, 28.46% of all crashes being attributed to this release.
The thing here is that this is a new iOS, released in November and many app developers didn’t manage to update their apps for compatibility with it just yet. The tests involved 23 different versions of iOS and 33 versions of Android, with iOS 4.2.1 being responsible for 12% of crashes, iOS 4.3.3 for 10.66% and iOS 4.1 for 8.24%. Crittercism used data from 214 million apps and it appears that Android 2.3.4 and 2.3.3 are most likely to generate crashes from the Google mobile OS world.
This result points towards the fact that Apple takes its time when responding to iOS flaws and developers are also to blame sometimes. Meanwhile, we all know the usual stories about Android and malware attacks, but at least now Android Market has a bouncer in place checking out the software. Will this percentage change in the future?