Which is more stable, iOS or Android?

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by MissionImprobable, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. MissionImprobable

    MissionImprobable Silver Member

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    Android vs iOS – Which Is Really More Stable? New Data May Surprise YouDidn't see this posted anywhere yet so I thought I would drop it over here via XDA. Interesting, though I think it's clear that bias by certain bloggers and so-called "reviewers" is the only reason the issues that people have with iOS aren't reported that often. Each has it's flaws, just nice to see reality in numbers though.
     
  2. JeffDenver

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    I've seen that story...and I am sorry, but I have to call bull****. In my experience, the iPhone is definitely more stable. I have never seen an app crash on there myself.

    Of course, it is more stable because it is doing a lot less. If you only drove around the block at 20mph, you would probably be a lot less likely to get into a wreck than someone who commutes to work on the highway.
     
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    Actually apps on iPhone crash a lot. My friend had a replacement app for Google music and it literally crashed three times in a row when I tried to open it.

    Not the only app that crashed there are a lot more. But as far as apps crashing its very rare that my phones ever crashed
     
  4. dezymond

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    Overall stability goes to the iPhone. I've seen iPhone apps crash, but definitely not as often as Android apps.
     
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    iOs users think its a standard feature of their phone. Android users know better and whine about it.
     
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    Android in my opinion. Never had am issues really. Plus i can hold my Android in my left or right hand and can still kerp my calls lol

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    Ios is not fragmented like android so you have different builds of android made by many different manufacturers adding their own code in. If there is any comparison of stability then it should only allow discussion with pure vanilla android build.

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  8. JeffDenver

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    That is incorrect. My nephew's iTouch cannot run the lastest iOS version. Neither can my roommate's iPhone...he does not get to use SIRI.

    It is a myth that iOS is not also fragmented. it is just LESS fragmented than Android.
     
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    My itouch cant run iOS 4 or 5, and my brother has one and it seems more buggy than Android. That actually surprised me.

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    Well of course there are a few ios versions. I didn't want to complicate my point. I'm not even arguing the handful the android versions. I'm talking about the same version of OS gets modified dozens of times. HTC, Moto, Samsung, LG and all others have fragmented android even within the same version of Android. With Apple you at least have the same company that designs the device and the os. With android it will be an extreme range when it comes to stability.
     
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    It won't be long before it's an Apples to Oranges comparison (forgive the pun). Android's goals are much larger and broad-brushed than Apple's. I'm not saying better, just bigger. Android is coming at it from strictly an OS perspective, while iOS has the device right alongside the OS. Android wants to be on every cheap or expensive handset in the world, and open sources themselves so any OEM, government, military, whomever, can take Android, put it on their device, and do what they want with it. iOS has (or at least had) no such goals.

    So soon, saying "Android is more stable than iOS" will be like saying "General Motors' vehicles are more reliable than the 2010 Toyota Camry LE".
     
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    My iphone 3gs was awful with app stability, but usually good with system stability. Apps crashed all the time for me, but I only had to reset the phone maybe ten times in the year that I had it.
    My bionic is much better for app stability (with two exceptions: gta3 and the droidforums app!), but if an app (gta3 to be precise) crashes it can bring the whole system to its knees. I guess other than the one app causing trouble, though, my bionic has been very stable. Before I started playing gta3, I would easily reach three weeks of uptime or more without having to ever restart or turn off the phone. Three weeks of uptime is comparable to what I got with my iphone.

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