(ZDNet): Android Lollipop More Stable Than iOS 8

Summary: While Apple may have beaten Android when it comes to sales, when it comes to stability the new Android 5.0 Lollipop beats Apple's iOS 8.

I will, most likely, not get Lollipop 5.0 in any near future because I am with Verizon... They always are last to get updates from Google/Android... I do, however, have Lollipop on my 1st Gen Nexus Tablet but it runs so slow now that it's almost unbearable to do anything on it... An example would be: 

I work all day and then come home to do more work (different kind of work I'll grant you but work nonetheless) just my wife. At work, I like to slip away and go out to my car at lunch and watch House, MD or Marco Polo from Netflix or even get caught up on my shows from my Home DVR. It helps me feel like I'm getting away for an hour... Maybe this seems silly to some, I don't know. The Issue is that now, the Nexus 7 takes about 10 minutes to boot up fully. Forget about trying to watch a 45 minute show during lunch, once I get online and get Netflix or Dish up and running I really only have about 25 minutes left of lunch.

Of course I know that I could plan it a little better; turning it on at 10AM, letting it boot all the way up and do whatever updates it wants to do them take it to lunch. That's all fine and good but being in IT, I really don't have the luxury to do that I am wearer of many hats and always busy... The point is not that I can make it work, the point is that it should have been more thoroughly tested for legacy systems and NOT rolled out if it would severely impact the performance of the device...

That's just my frustration and opinion; I would always encourage others to have the same and not be afraid to express them.


While Apple may have beaten Android when it comes to sales, when it comes to stability the new Android 5.0 Lollipop beats Apple's iOS 8.

According to data from mobile application performance management specialists Crittercism, app crash rates for the Lollipop are 0.2 percentage points lower than for iOS 8.

  • Android Lollipop: 2.0% crash rate
  • iOS 8: 2.2% crash rate

iOS 8 also continues to show higher app crash rates than iOS 7.

  • iOS 8: 2.2% crash rate
  • iOS 7: 1.9% crash rate

When it comes to Android, Lollipop is the best of the bunch, showing significantly lower app crash rates than earlier releases.

  • Android Lollipop: 2.0% crash rate
  • Kit Kat: 2.6% crash rate
  • Ice Cream Sandwich: 2.6% crash rate

Apps can crash for a variety of reasons, ranging from operating system issues to problems with the apps or a device specific issue such as low memory.