Every time I seem to talk about Android I get inundated with responses of “iOS is better, hate Android love Apple!” or iterations of that. I have had both Android and Apple products (even others, but for the sake of this article we will just stick with the “Android vs. iOS” arguments) and have strong task-related issues for going with Android over iOS (Apple’s mobile operating system).
Unfortunately people are emotionally attached to devices and as such have blind love for one over the other.
When I try to explain the benefits I enjoy on Android over an iOS product, I’m usually dismissed as a “fan boy,” and all points are dismissed with “I use Apple ’cause it just works.”
Now, I fully agree that Apple makes unprecedented hardware. It was the first company to include enough internal memory to hold your data; its cameras are great; it brought back capacitive touch screens in a way that advanced mobile technology in leaps; and its new retina displays are gorgeous. With Android, you’re not dealing with a single company that will make sure the hardware is top of the line; you’re dealing with a wide girth of phone makers and price points.
The double-edged sword of Android phones is that there is an abundant variety of choices, but that also means there are lot of companies that penny-pinch on quality. A lot of cheaper or poorly made phones have really given Android the bad reputation that it doesn’t deserve. There are some really amazing Android phones with great hardware out there; you just have to be a smarter consumer.
But this isn’t about hardware; this is about the operating system. I was recently browsing the Internet and I came across a great set of videos in which the creator and speaker seemed to be pulling my thoughts right out of my mind. I had the same frustrations and experiences as him, and have the same reasoning on why I prefer Android’s operating system over the Apple iOS.
I wanted to share this not to start up flame wars between the camps, but just to educate and show a real comparison between the two operating systems running on good hardware. So when you are purchasing your next device, you can ignore the marketing campaigns and really look at how you use the product, and which would be a better choice.
Love it? Watch Part 2 here.