In the endless war between iOS and Android, there are many contentious areas for heated discussion, some with little, or no, basis in logic. There is, however, possibly one less area for conflict now after Crittercism posted its report into mobile platform stability and found that Android 4.4 KitKat is the most stable mobile OS. According to Crittercism’s findings, which involved a sample of over 2,500 devices and 106 different mobile operating systems, Android KitKat had the lowest overall crash rate at just 0.7%.
According to the study, Gingerbread has the worst rate of crashing of all the Android operating systems at 1.7%. Across the way at Apple, iOS 7.1 came in at a crash rate of 1.6%, only marginally above that of Gingerbread, though that is nothing compared to the crash rate of iOS 5 which logged in at 2.5%. While it’s hard to say if these results are significant or definitive enough to represent the global device population, it’s nice to see an attempt to try and put this information together.