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Both Android and iOS are two of the most prominent mobile operating systems on the planet.

While tech-savvy people continue to debate over which OS boasts better features and usability, a new study states that Android 5.0 Lollipop experiences lower crash rates as compared to the likes of iOS 8 and Android KitKat.

The test revealed that older versions of Android and iOS 7.1, were less likely to crash than their latest upgrades.

Going by the latest study, Android Lollipop showed 0.2 percent lesser crash rates than iOS 8, whereas Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 faced crash issues followed by KitKat. It says that even though Android Lollipop was released just a few months ago, it's already more stable than iOS 8, which faced a lot of issues.

The study from Crittercism compared the crash rates of iOS 7, iOS 8 and five other Android versions for the study. It showed that Apple iOS 8 had an average app crash rate of 2.18 per cent and iOS 7 of 2.02 per cent. Android Lollipop, on the other hand, had a crash rate of 2.15 per cent, while KitKat had a crash rate of 2.76 per cent.

The latest results were based on reports obtained via more than 20,000 apps used on both the platforms. That being said, on the flipside of things, iOS had a lower crash rate overall when compared to Android. Lollipop was the most stable OS among Android versions, while iOS 7.1 was considered most stable in the Apple ecosystem.

Eagle-eyed users know that although this latest report studies the topic of app stability, it still depends on the kind of RAM and the internal storage in the device. Hence, users are likely to face more crashes in older devices despite companies pushing out updates to fix the bugs.

The report is also based on third-party apps and does not explore pre-installed software for glitches.

Since release, Apple iOS 8 has faced several bugs and issues and the company is yet to fix these bugs, even with the release of the latest 8.1.3 update. Nonetheless, Apple is set to release iOS 9, which might resolve most of these issues and offer a completely new interface.

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