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Updated on November 15, 2016


The advancement in technology today has led to so many dilemmas and comparisons between its products as it relates to the need of individuals in the society. We will be looking at the comparisons between the two commonly used operating system in the world today which is the Android Operating system and the Iphone Operating system. Many of us still have certain misconceptions about these operating systems and its functionality. I believe your thoughts about it will be clarified as you read down this article.


The Android operating system was launched in the commercial market in the year 2008 by Google when it released the Android 1.0 and Android 1.1 version. Google remains the sole owner of this operating system. It released its first version (ANDROID ALPHA) on the 5th of November, 2007 and later on released subsequent versions. Android is popularly known by the code name attached to it. The naming started when it released the Android 1.5 version and the code cupcake was attached to it (ANDROID 1.5 CUPCAKE). It went on that way till they got to the version which most powerful phones in the world today operate on. Eg. Samsung galaxy s7. It is none other than the Android 7.1 Nougat.


The term iOs was originally known as iphone OS and was first introduced on the 29th of June, 2007. ‘OS’ was the term used to describe the software that would operate on the iphone and was derived from the term ‘OS x’ which is how apple describes its operating system for its Macintosh computers. The series went on from OS 1 to OS 2 and OS 3. The name was changed to iOS when the forth version was released and was known as iOS 4. It went on that way till the present version known as the iOS 10. Permit me to tell you that this current version powers the Almighty iphone 7.

I will give you two striking considerations to ponder on as regards to which Operating system to choose.

1. The official app store for the android OS is known as the Google play store, however you have unlimited access to use other stores to download your favorites applications with little or no restrictions. The reverse is the case when you are dealing with the Apple’s iOs. The only store you can download from is the Apple App Store, nothing more nothing less and this also includes updates.

2. Rooting and Jail breaking: For you to have full control over your android device you need what is called a root access. This can simply be done with just adhering to simple instructions. However the case is almost as the same with the iOS but Jail breaking your iphone is really a hard nut to crack compared to the android operating system.

Now that you have these in mind, I believe you will have a better approach towards selecting the best operating system that pleases you.


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      Abarikwu Christopher 14 months ago from Nigeria

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