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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

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  1. True. Maybe those people added some app that is draining the battery. I found these comments on FB! Looks like they are noobs!

  2. Battery issues? I’ve not really come across any. But that might just be because of the small battery. But apps like Battery Guru will help. I started using it after a friend suggested, and I really like the result.

  3. Yup, I’m loving Android 4.4.2 on my Nexus 5. No lags, no hiccups, nothing. Its very smooth.

  4. Oh yeah. Android has been gaining strength with each update. 4.4.2 was an awesome update so far. 🙂

  5. Actually a few Nexus users have complained about Battery issues since 4.4 update. But I think 4.4 update has been incredible.

  6. I doubt Google is paying for it. You trouble with Note 3 after 4.4 update is due to Samsung shoddy work. Nexus users have said that 4.4 update has been very good.

  7. I read about this is before. Some people have complained about KitKat, but I personally felt KitKat has been the best one so far by Google!

  8. Wow! I thought the Android 2.3 Gingerbread release was very good. But makes sense, the operating system has to improve over time. And good to know that Gingerbread and iOS 7.1 are comparable. 😀

  9. I say the Nexus series is very less likely to crash. Heck, even LG works a lot better than Samsung. I would go for an LG smartphone any day over a Samsung one.

  10. Yup. I had issues with the Note 3 after the KitKat update too. I sold it off and bought a Nexus 5. I’m just loving it. It’s been almost two months, and no issues at all. Not a single one. It always as good as new.

  11. I don’t know how much Google and Samsung is paying for this study, I have the Note 3 with 4.4 and lot’s of issues.

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