Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 3rd Feb 2012 23:43 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless There's an article making the rounds right now about how applications on iOS crash more often than applications on Android. I'm not going to detail the entire methodology - the article itself does so - but it does raise an interesting talking point about how both mobile operating systems handle application crashes and updates.
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Comment by redshift
by redshift on Sat 4th Feb 2012 15:28 UTC
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On my iPad and phone the crashes I get are usually from memory intensive apps that are competing for resources from other apps I had in the background. Things like video editing, drawing apps, and video games. I never have crashes in the core system software or the preinstalled apps. The good thing is that it tends to be just the app that drops away, and it never seems to affect the rest of the system.

Crashes are so rare for me in the desktop OSX world. I am sure having a sea of system resouces available hides memory leaks that stand out quickly in the tight memory space of a mobile device.

Edited 2012-02-04 15:34 UTC

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