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Do tablets have a crash screen like other computers?


Author's Note

I own and use both Android and iOS gadgets on a regular basis and I'm no stranger to app failure. It's a frustrating experience to activate an app and have it crash within moments of launch. It's even worse when you have just finished typing a long message on an on-screen keyboard just before the app gives up the ghost. But mobile operating systems seem to be fairly stable. I've had my share of system crashes, but have yet to encounter an actual crash screen. I hope the trend continues.

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