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Android vs. Apple - The Definitive Look

Updated on August 7, 2018
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Apple's Latest iPhone 7 - Rocking iOS 11
Apple's Latest iPhone 7 - Rocking iOS 11

Smartphone Operating Wars - Android vs. Apple

Google is the technology powerhouse that created and revolutionised Android, and before 2016 Android was out of Apple’s league, but this all changed when Google released their first ever flagship smartphone, Google Pixel, replacing the Google Nexus series for good.

The Google Pixel is the first Android smartphone to give its users the first look at the latest version of Android which overall truly brings Android‘s operating system much closer to that of Apple’s iOS technology. It's also worth bearing in mind that Google's Pixel flagship smartphone series is the first in the lineup of Android smartphones to get the latest version of Android - so suck on that, Samsung (the place where Android is always a lag behind).

Android may not be the top dog of the smartphone industry but given the immense success of such flagship smartphones series as Samsung Galaxy S and Google Pixel, both of which use and support Android, the system is more or less knocking at the door of Apple's iOS technology.

On the other hand, there's Apple's iOS technology, the top dog of the smartphone world boasting the better of the technology within the grand scheme of things, which is used to power the inner workings of the iPhone series. iOS is seamless, smooth, uniform by appeal, and powers arguably the best smartphone series in the world, the latest edition of which being that of the iPhone X.

Apple's iOS technology is without a doubt the top dog given the overall simplicity of the technology that arguably a young child could use with ease, whereas the Android system is far more clunkier and comes with far less efficiency of use. Not that we dislike nor have an argument to go against the Android operating system, as we'll be discussing these two smartphone operating systems in great detail in just a tick.

Google's Android - On the Google Pixel 2 - Rocking Android Oreo 8.0
Google's Android - On the Google Pixel 2 - Rocking Android Oreo 8.0

What's So Great About Google's Android Operating System? (... In a Nutshell)

Android is powered by one of the greatest technological company giants of our age, Google, bringing the power of technology into our very fingertips with each and every new venture that comes their way.

When we speak of Android the first thought that pops into our minds is probably the smartphone Android operating system, however Android does also belong to a variation of other operating systems for other devices, such as computing, gaming consoles, and even tablets, but for the purposes of todays article we'll be focusing solely on the smartphone Android operating system.

On smartphones, Android's operating system has few competitors as many of the big smartphone manufacturers and brands use the Android operating system as their sole purpose of functioning, which includes the big boy brands such as Samsung, Google Pixel, LG, Nokia, Blackberry, and many others.

The only competitor that stands between Android's operating system and total market domination is no other than Apple's iOS operating system that has wowed consumers left, right and centre with all the smoothest possible functioning hardware that has ever been made possible on smartphone devices. However, Android is fighting the hard battle to win over smartphone consumers with a system that is improving rapidly year in and year out.

In 2018, Android's operating system is top notch, especially when compared to the much dated Android operating systems that have been in use in previous years, almost warranting that much needed edge to get Apple iPhone users to switch for the very first time in many cases to the updated Android smartphone system.

Google's Android operating system functions just as one might expect, providing that same smooth feel as can be found across all of Google's internet and technology ventures, but it gets better as Google's Pixel flagship smartphone series is finally getting the special treatment as all Google Pixel smartphone devices now receive the latest version of Android before all the other Android smartphone devices, which is a win win for the hardcore Google fans and consumers in respect of one another.

Android is perfectly matched into the world and landscape of Google, providing millions of apps from Google Play, easy accessibility to GMail to get instant access to important emails, and as far as apps go Google's Android system is hot on the heels of Apple's iOS system since the availability of apps unique and the same as Apple is getting closer and closer with every passing day. Android is fast, efficient, and bountiful with applications to millions of everyday apps that will help ease the everyday life's burdens.

Original iPhone 3G - Where iOS First Began
Original iPhone 3G - Where iOS First Began | Source

What's So Great About Apple's iOS Operating System? (... In a Nutshell)

Apple's iOS operating system is the smoothest, lightest, and speediest of all smartphone operating systems, with easy access to millions of apps, music, movies, and more that require the everyday use touch.

iOS simply is the best, perfectly matching the beauty and magnificence of the Apple tech brand to the inner workings of the latest edition of iOS in the latest iPhones, and never before have we witnessed a more uniform appeal to a smartphone outside of the Apple iPhone series.

Apple's iPhone works so well because of the tireless inner workings of the iOS operating system, providing the trendiest apps and the apps that are setting the trends, whilst pairing app usage perfectly with everyday life, which as a result leaves Apple consumers one step ahead of the curve in being a part of the latest in-crowd trends.

The general functioning on an iOS iPhone device simply feels untouchable by any Android competitor on the smartphone marketplace, as even the default apps are super helpful for the daily life, with such apps that inform the user on the weather, date, news, the latest books, etc. In all, the apps on an iPhone are difficult to find fault with, whereas on an Android phone it feels like more of a chore to find the must-have apps, which in the end revolves around a lot of customisation after receiving all of the default app choices, which is after all a pain to have to do.

iOS is a trend setter, note maker, music teller, book scriber, news coffee house, and every other imaginable thing that can be found beneath the sun. Android put up a good fight, but Apple's iOS is hard to find fault with, as even where we do find fault Apple's new and improved iOS updates rid the user of all the faults that have ever been noted to date, which is always a good thing.

Android vs. iOS - Data Explaining the Most Used Between Google's Android and Apple's iOS Technology
Android vs. iOS - Data Explaining the Most Used Between Google's Android and Apple's iOS Technology

Android Simply Couldn't Make the Cut... So, Apple's iOS is Our Faithful Departed Winner

For someone completely new to the smartphone market iOS will tick far greater a number of the must-have everyday needs boxes from a smartphone device, making the Apple iPhone the glorified contestant for todays round-all face-off from the two latest and greatest smartphone operating systems available today.

Android, as we've previously stated put up a good fight, but where Android fails over Apple's iOS operating system is the overall ease of usage, as Apple simply is smoother in every light we shine the two competing smartphone operating systems, having far greater app layout without the need to customise, the best facial recognition technology in the latest edition of iOS, and a much more stylised Apple iPhone messaging system.

Apple's iOS works in seamlessly with the Apple ecosystem, given an iPhone user owns any other form of Apple devices, such as the iMac, Macbook, iPad, and iPod, which makes for getting hold of iTunes, App Store, and iCloud files far more handy whilst staying close by at the touch of a button.

Google's Android may not be our contestant winner over all, but we do still adore all the work that Android's operating system is working on and has achieved in doing over the years, but overall Apple's iOS system is superior in all the technological rights that Apple has achieved in cementing over the years Apple has had an iPhone range. Ask anyone, the iPhone range blended with the Apple ecosystem is the true value of the Apple technology, allowing for easy access to all apps, movies, music, photos, videos, and files without ever having to add tidbits of stress to the everyday life of living.

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