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Study finds that Android 4.4 KitKat is one of the most stable mobile OSes around

Android KitKat

According to a new research by Crittercism, which specializes in mobile experience benchmark reports, Android 4.4 KitKat was one of the most stable mobile operating systems around, as found by a recent survey conducted by them.

The research included several devices, spanning 106 different mobile OSes from 691 carriers around the world. A total of 2,582 devices were included in the testing.

Unsurprisingly, the OS which was more prone to crashes was Android 2.3 Gingerbread at 1.7%. The likes of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, Android 4.1+ Jelly Bean and Android 4.4 were found to have a crash rate of only 0.7%. This was particularly decent in comparison to iOS 7.1, which crashed nearly 1.6% of the times. The survey further claimed that among Android smartphones, the ones made by Samsung were less likely to crash.

It must be noted that KitKat adoption still hasn’t reached its peak, so the numbers aren’t completely straight forward. However, it’s clear that Android has come a long way since its days of being buggy and slow, which is an argument iOS loyalists still hold on to. It is clear that Android has evolved greatly with time, which is good to see.

Source: Information Week

Via: Droid-Life