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Android 7.0 Nougat Crashes Way More Than iOS 10

Forbes logo Forbes 28-09-2016 Shelby Carpenter, Forbes Staff

A picture taken on September 21, 2016 shows a statue donated by Google during its inauguration in Montelimar, as Google decided to launch a new version of the android operating system called Android 7.0 or Nougat. / AFP / JEFF PACHOUD (Photo credit should read JEFF PACHOUD/AFP/Getty Images)© (Credit: Jeff Pachoud/AFP/Getty Images) A picture taken on September 21, 2016 shows a statue donated by Google during its inauguration in Montelimar, as Google decided to launch a new version of the android operating system called Android 7.0 or Nougat. / AFP / JEFF PACHOUD (Photo credit should read JEFF PACHOUD/AFP/Getty Images)

Android 7.0 Nougat users could be in for a big disappointment as far as app stability goes.

According to a new report released by Apteligent on Tuesday, Nougat has 2.5 times more network-related crashes than iOS 10 does. (A network crash is when an app crashes because of difficulties communicating with the cloud.) Apart from network-related crashes, Nougat also has more crashes overall: apps in Nougat crash 6.4% of the time, whereas iOS 10 has a crash rate of 4.1%

Nougat’s stability issue is particularly stark when compared to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the OS the majority of Android users are on today. ”When Marshmallow was released it was the most stable Android OS in Apteligent’s datawarehouse,” Apteligent says in the report. “The opposite has happened thus far with Nougat.”

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At this point the adoption rate for Android 7.0 Nougat is still quite low–just 0.2% of Android users–largely due to the fact that it isn’t available on the majority of Android phones yet. The crash rate for Nougat has also decreased dramatically since its initial release, and has the potential to stabilize over time. But for now, as far as app stability and interactions with the cloud are concerned, iOS 10 is the winner.

Google did not immediately respond to request for comment on this story.

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