Apps running on Apple’s iOS devices crash more frequently than Android apps according to a new study preformed by mobile app monitoring company Crittercism. The data, which was collected between December 1st and 15th last year, spans 23 different versions of iOS and 33 different Android versions. The latest version of iOS (5.0.1) leads all others with 28.64% of all crashes, Forbes reports. The OS build is still relatively new, however, so much of the poor performance could be attributed to apps that haven’t yet been properly updated. Even still, there are older version of iOS that have surprisingly high percentages — iOS 4.2.1 was responsible for 12.64% of crashes, iOS 4.3.3 had 10.66% and iOS 4.1 had 8.24%. The chart above, which represents collected from more than 214 million apps between November and December 2011, shows that iOS apps are more likely to crash across all quartiles. A second chart below shows the percentage of app crashes across all OS versions addressed by this study. More →
Epix users, it looks like it may finally be your time to shine. For those who haven’t been following the story, AT&T’s Samsung Epix had issues. Samsung pushed out a patch to resolve said issues but it only caused more issues. After promising to address the new problems in early May, Samsung has just pushed out a new ROM for the Epix that addresses the following:
- ”Slog Dump” Fix: On certain circumstances, the handset may report a “Slog Dump” error message. This software provides an update to the network layer which prevents the problem from occurring.
- Missed Email Audio Notifications: A previously released cab file for notifications is now included this firmware version. This enables the EPIX to provide audible notifications alerts for your emails when the device enters an unattended power saving mode.
- Outlook Notes SSP Support: The update contains the ability to synchronize the popular Notes feature available within Microsoft Outlook.
- Ascending Ringtone: Ringtone behavior design was set to ascending/escalating volume during inbound call regardless of setting specified. With this update, the handset will act in accordance to the volume settings selected.
Users also report that the major issue brought about by the initial Slog Dump patch — phones freezing on outbound calls — is now resolved as well. Beyond that, it looks like the only old bug still present is an issue with LED notifications but with all of the other issues that have been resolved, we doubt Epix users will be too upset. Got a slogged Epix? Hit the read link to get your fix on.
Good news, Samsung Epix owners — if your handset has been driving you crazy by randomly and inexplicably freezing, AT&T will apparently have a solution for you soon. Last week we reported a fix that AT&T pushed out some time ago in order to resolve the SLOG DUMP error that had been plaguing Epix handsets. As you may recall, the patch did indeed resolve the error but it also brought about random but frequent freezes when users attempted to dial out. Needless to say, people were less than satisfied with this solution. According to a recent update from CareAce, a blog following the issue closely, AT&T is preparing to push out a new patch in under two weeks that will address the new issues brought on but the SLOG DUMP patch. In other words, Epix owners, you should have a working phone again in less than two weeks.
Some time ago, AT&T realized it had a bit of an issue on its hands with the Samsung Epix. A “Slog Dump issue” in fact. As exotic as that sounds, it pretty much means the phone would continuously crash with the pop up message “This is forced SLOG DUMP”. After months of hounding from users, AT&T finally pushed out an update to the bizarre issue last week and all was right again in the world of QWERTY Windows Mobile phones. Or not. While AT&T did resolve the Slog Dump error with its OTA update, it also brought about a new problem that is just as severe — many are reporting the Epix now freezes on a daily basis when attempting to dial out. Ouch. Are you an Epix owner affected by all this craziness? Let us know how things are going in the comments section and head on over to the AT&T forum to read more about the issues.