There’s a raging war going on between Android and iOs since
their launch. Both operating systems were originally designed for mobile phones
but now have extended their reach to other devices like tablets, ipods and Tv.
Both were launched around 2007 but Android devices came in the user hands
during late 2008.
Right in the start of this article I should tell you that
there’s no single answer to the question “Which is better, Android or iOs? “. To
me it all boils down to the personal preferences. I’m gonna tell you about pros
and cons of both the operating systems and then at the end you can decide for
As we know that iOs was launched under the supervision of
Steve Jobs, which was a bit of a control
freak( Sorry Apple fans but its true). Apple has always kept full control over
both the hardware and software of their devices. Apple doesn’t let other
manufacturers to use their operating system or their hardware. One can say that
it’s a good thing in a sense that by doing this Apple can ensure that their
hardware is fully utilized by the software. But on the other hand it’s bit of a
pain in the ass in a sense that there’s not much users can tweak arround or
customize , if they wanted to do so. In the beginning they had plans that all
of the apps would be Apple developed but later they realized that it’s a big
market they would be missing if they did so. So they launched a development kit
for the developers which allowed developers to build apps and then sell them
through Apple store.
One can say that iOs have revolutionized the smart phone
market since the launch of iPhone. iOs has practically no lag and in the recent
versions it handles the multitasking issue pretty amazingly. The home screen
icons are pretty well organized and can be changed a little to ones liking.
Apple store allows users to install a wide variety of apps. Of course the good
ones are usually paid apps. One can not install any apps other than the ones
available on the Apple store. But the geniuses out there have found a way and
its called Jail Breaking. Although this may cause a void warranty depending
upon the method used .
Now coming to the Android. Android was originally developed
by Android inc but like all other good things, Google bought it. Its an open
source operating system but that doesn't mean its free. Google receives a
healthy amount for every device they licence for Android. Android allows users a
fair bit of control over the operating system. Users can tweak around and
make changes fairly easily if one is interested. Android has a greater market
share if we talk about smartphones. Android have also launched a development
kit which allows developers to build apps, which are available to the users via
Play Store. Android also allows users to install non-market apps without any
tweaking in the OS.
In the recent versions ,Android have handled the lag problem
and now it gives its users a totally smooth experience. It also allows a good
multitasking experience. The problem with the Android is that because the
hardware and software comes from two different sources so most of the time one
has to catch on to the other. One can buy hardware with quad core processors
but there is very little software that takes advantage of that. So it takes a
bit of time to adjust with the evolving technology.
At the end I would again like to say that it boils down to personal
preferences. Both are good operating systems. But I would like to give credit
to Android for making smartphone market accessible to the masses.
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