An Android Nougat review revealed that the new Google mobile operating system is more prone to having network crashes compared with Apple’s iOS 10.
Based on a report published by the mobile application intelligence solution firm Apteligent, the Android Nougat is found to be 2.5 times more likely to incur network-related issues compared to the iOS 10.
Defining network crash as a crash in a mobile app due to “a network call,” the analysis from Apteligent revealed that the Android Nougat has the highest network crash rate compared to its predecessors and Apple’s current and previous iOS.
“We evaluated network calls that occur right before a mobile application crashes. As it turned out 20% of crashes had issued the same network call right before the application quit.”
According to the report, network crashes include instances when “an app communicating with a cloud service may return bad data, result in an error, take too long for the request to complete, or simply fail to respond at all.”
The intelligence firm explained that this accounts to one in every five crashes in a network-related issue, which can actually change over time since only 0.2 percent of all Android users have upgraded to Nougat.
However, what is more interesting is that the research firm seems to believe that Nougat’s predecessor, the Android Marshmallow, is the most stable Android OS, per Apteligent’s datawarehouse.
“When Marshmallow was released it was the most stable Android OS in Apteligent’s datawarehouse. The opposite has happened thus far with Nougat.”
When compared with iOS 10, the Android Nougat is also found to be in the bad end of the review with an app crash rate of 6.4 percent versus the latest Apple OS’s 4.1 percent.
Of course, there are still those who have better Android Nougat reviews, including Phys.org which recently lauded the update rolled out for the Google mobile operating system.
According to the outlet, the Android Nougat update “isn’t particularly flashy” but is definitely very useful especially to those who are used to multitasking and “going app-less.”
The Nougat update allows users to switch between apps more easily, all the while providing more utility, even without opening actual apps at all. This not only saves time, but also the cellular data that sometimes is consumed by apps running on the background.
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To start switching between apps, users can tap a small square at the bottom of the screen and scroll through open apps. To select, all you have to do is double tap on the icon of the app you want to open.
The Android Nougat update also allows opening two apps at the same time and use them one on top of the other. Simply press and hold the small square button mentioned earlier and select apps to use.
It is also available for split screen usage though the only downside of this is that some apps have not been optimized for such features and often don’t work properly.
Users who are on-the-go often tend to use up RAM when reacting to notifications which lead to the launch of related applications which they later forget to clear.
Thankfully, the new Android Nougat update allows responding to notifications or messages without actually opening the app that sent that notification. This can come in handy in responding to SMS and chats.
These features may sound familiar for some mobile users, especially those who have tried using Samsung and LG devices, since these brands have built-in features that let you do just that.
The only difference now is that the feature is officially included in the Android operating system and more mobile users will now be able to appreciate its usefulness.
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