iPhone versus Android: The Great Battle continues
Posted October 13, 2011on:
The raging debates that are iPhone versus Android continue unabated. Definitely, each of these platforms has its pros and cons. However, let’s focus on their benefits. Bellow you may find a small comparison of these two platforms’ benefits.
Android is more open platform. It works on different phones produced by different manufacturers and is available with a wide range of prices for different feature sets. You can also get Android phones from any carrier you wish, meaning you do not have to switch to a particular one when you want to purchase an Android phone. You can buy basing on what you need, whether it’s camera quality, more interior space, or other things.
IPhone, on the other hand, is tightly regulated platform, which is only available in models that are slightly different from each other and only one carrier. You have to switch to AT & T, before you can buy and use the iPhone.
The locked in approach Apple is using it not without its benefits, though. For one, the iOS experience is more consistent than Android’s. Handset manufacturers are free to customize much of the Android OS to fit their phone better, so upgrading from one to another can mean being required to learn Android all over again.
Apple also more tightly controls its App Store, so that everything from the quality of the app’s icons to what is and is not allowed in terms of content is straightforward. The more open approach on the Android platform can lead to icons on your home screen that are not as aesthetically pleasing as others, not to mention the quality of the apps themselves. At times you may even stumble upon an app in their store that does not look professionally designed. Certain tasks on the iPhone like text editing are also consistent between apps, whether developed by Apple or offered from a third party, whereas on Android the way to go about things can vary tremendously from app to app.
In terms of data transfer Android really takes the initiative. ‘Plug and transfer “approach makes it easy to connect your phone to your computer and treat it as an external storage device – a flash drive or external hard drive, if you will. SD-card is also an option for storing music and photos, which allows easy transfer to and from your phone. Iphones are limited to ITunes to sync needs.
If you need to switch carriers, most Android phones offer the ability to unlock it from your ISP. This means that you can easily turn to another carrier and look at the SIM-only plans. It can really save some money on the line. iPhone does not offer this, if you go out of their way you’d better buy one already unlocked.
Which one will win depends on your priorities and needs as a user. Select that platform which is the best fit for you.
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