Android is rapidly becoming one of the most popular smartphone operating systems. Apple has got a real competitor and recent figures show that Android is growing faster than the iPhone, and gaining ground quicker than Apple ever could have imagined.
Android has seen great development in 2012 and so is Apple Product.
iPhone 4S with Siri loaded, become one of the hottest selling smartphone and similarly the new iPad become one of the hottest tablet ever sold.
Why iPhone is better than the Android: Reasons
I believe many of Android lover will disagree with this, but still, I will put my points in front of all.
1. The App Store
I know you’ve probably heard this one before, but it is a major factor.
Apple started the whole app store revolution for smartphone devices. As a result, their App store is a lot bigger than Android app store. There’re over 1.2 million apps currently available on the Apple App store.
While Android is nearing the 1.3 million apps. But bear in mind, Androids figures are made up of multiple different markets.
You will find a lot more of the bigger names and titles on the Apple app store than on the Android one and Apple apps tend to be a bit more stable than Androids due to Apple’s strict app approval procedure.
While the more recent builds of Android have become a lot more stable and reliable, they still don’t match iOS 8 or previous iPhone firmware.
The iPhone operating system is just so solid and stable and reliable. It very rarely crashes or freezes up and it’s just straightforward.
I find with Android that while it may be quicker at times, it tends to freeze up a lot more than the iPhone OS. Even with the most recent Android 5.0 Lollipop of Android, it still freezes up on me . Android also seems to be plagued with error messages of failed processes which randomly pop up at the most inconvenient times.
When it comes to media, the iPhone OS wins hands down. It’s not only the brilliant music application, easy podcast, and video management, it’s also because of the iTunes store. The iPhone ecosystem with iTunes is just brilliant, even though some people find it a bit restrictive and want a bit more freedom. But in reality, it is easily the best out there, with the biggest variety of music, films, tv shows and podcasts all readily available for download to your device.
4. Loyal Fan Base
There’s something about Apple that has so many people hooked on anything with that shiny logo. When people buy an Apple product they seem to feel like they are part of an exclusive club. This may have been true when the iPhone first came out, it was rare to see somebody walking down the street with one, but now every second person seems to have one, the novelty has just worn off. However, Apple’s loyal fanbase will always buy any of their new products, no matter how expensive they are and regardless of whether or not they need them.
5. Simplicity for user and Developers
It seems that a 2-year-old could pick up the iPhone and figure out how to unlock it and send a text message. The iPhone OS is just so easy to use and navigate, anyone can use it without having to learn.
With Android there’s a bit more of a learning curve, while it may appear quite similar, there’s a few key things that make it that little bit more complicated. I’ve watched people as they struggle to unlock my HTC Desire (you swipe down instead of across) and then when they finally unlock it they only swipe to the right to view the different home screens, they don’t realise there is just as many to the left until I tell them. The iPhone OS has just become second nature to people.
Finally for developers, the iPhone OS is much easier to work with since there’s just one testing platform for them.
With Android, you have to cater for multiple ones, some have touch screens, some have buttons etc… Also, there is so many Android OS’s that keep being released that developers are struggling to keep up with them.
Moreover, Apple has been constantly releasing iOS update (Apple mobile OS), which always add some extra features. Latest iOS6 boasts a great enhancement in iPhone features like new maps, Facebook integration and much more.