Of course, Android versus Apple’s iOS is probably the first hard choice you’ll have to make in the gadget area, whether you are choosing a mobile phone, a tablet computer, or a watch. How do they differ? What should you know about each of them to make the right decision? Can one be called better than the other? We’re looking at the two giants in this article.
Choice or no choice
Before making up your mind, think about this: do you want to have a crazily wide choice of gadgets or do you want to be limited to a single producer? Android is available in all shapes and sizes (since it’s only an operating system), while iOS is limited to Apple gadgets only, so basically you buy a bundle of software and hardware. Note that the ability to pair Android with the right kind of device does not impair their integration, as it is often the case with self-built appliances.
Reliability of the operating system & timely updates
Do you want to be able to regularly update your device and forget about it until the next update arrives? Then iOS is probably a better choice. All the updates arrive at once and on schedule, while Android producers often delay their updates and cause your apps to work improperly. When you purchase an iPhone, you can be sure that the latest iOS is installed on it. When you buy an Android phone, on the other hand, it’s far from guaranteed. Besides, there are lots of unofficial Android updates that can be harmful for your device.
Better choice or higher control?
When it comes to downloading and installing apps on your phone, Android and iOS are very different. Licenses to develop apps on iOS are expensive and quality control of the apps presented in the App Store is quite strict. Android, on the other hand, gives freedom. You’ll find more apps in its respective app store (many of which are free), but it might take time to go through all the trashy apps before you find a good one.
Apple devices generally provide better synchronization opportunities, because of the above-mentioned software and hardware integration. Android devices allow synchronization to a certain degree, too, but not as much as Apple devices.
The obvious part – the cost
Many users think that devices and apps that are more expensive are better by default. You might have a different opinion, of course. If you are ready to opt for Apple, be ready to cash out – for apps, spare parts, subscriptions, etc. With Android, it’s far from that.
Can one of them be considered better than the other? This should probably be adjusted the following way: either Apple iOS or Android can be better for people with particular needs, which means they can be more suitable. No objective evaluation can be done here, as different users want very different things from their gadgets.