android or iphone which is better?
Android operating system or the operating system of apple for mobiles iOS which is better?. The competition is getting more and more strong. Let us check the details of this topic. Checking the advantages of both and try to reach a conclusion
Advantages of Android Operating system over i OS
- Android is free and open source. You can modify it if you want. So it is open to customization. But this cannot be achieved in apple operating system as it is a proprietary product.
- Provides a large range of applications through android
market. A large number of free applications are available. Also to get into
android market, you need to pay only one time minimal charge, but to get into apple
market, you need to pay charges every year. Also in apple market you can
post applications only with apple certifications. This is not the case in
android market. Also the number of applications available in android market is
much higher than that available in apple store
- Supports hardware keyboard bundled devices. But apple OS supports only devices with only touch. Positive point for people who want hardware qwerty keypad attached to their phone.
- A large number of google services are available inbuilt in android like google maps, Gmail, contact synchronization with online mail facilities like Gmail. Also you can install additional google services like google voice, google goggles and new lab features of google.
- iPone application development can be done only in Mac environment. But android application development can be done in all platforms like windows, linux, Mac etc
- Android supports flash from versions higher than android 2.2 Froyo. But i OS does not support flash in any of the versions so far released.
- Android operating system installed phones can work as a source of wifi sharing or it can work as android hot spot. But this facility available in versions after android 2.2 is not available in any of the versions of i OS currently released
- Applications are more costly in apple market where as most of the applications in android market are free to use
- Supported music format is itune only in iOS, but android supports common music formats like mp3
- Android offers a notification bar which is very useful in running and new activities like new messages and emails can be accessed through notification bar easily
Advantages of i OS over android operating system
- User interface of apple phones is much superior and good looking than android operating systems
- Unified email inbox for more than one email accounts is available in iOS, but this is lacking in android phone inbox
- System wide cut and paste is available in apple OS, but this is made available only in the latest version of android honeycomb or android 3.0
- Another one main advantage of iOS is that it is coming with inbuilt ebook reader which is very good.
- As both producer of hardware and software are the same company from the beginning itself there is a good integration between harware and software giving superior performance
- As a more branded company it is more like a prestege symbol
And the winner is..........
Considering the advantages
of one over the other it can be concluded that android is the winner. The
overtaking of android over i OS in popularity by the end of 2010 justifies this.
If you have a doubt about this result, I can assure you that you also will agree
to this in coming years, that is the current growth of android that we are
seeing now. If it was two years before my answer would have been i OS, but in
current situation android is the winner