Why Android is better than iOS
General Purpose: Providing a contrasting analysis of the two prevalent electronic platforms.
Specific Purpose: Persuading that Android platform is beneficial for the user, given its peculiarities and user-friendliness.
Central Idea: Android phones combine quality, good price and functionality, and thus are preferable for the general audience.
Whenever you decide to buy a new phone, you are immediately placed in the heart of the everlasting battle between Android and iOS. No wonder that sometimes you may feel the desire to cover your head with your hands and escape to the air-raid shelter in order to get away from the informational bombarding. However, once you are safe and away from the advertising frenzy, the aftershocks of the struggle can still stand in the way of clear decision making. Thus, abstracting from consumer conscience can be a winning strategy, as logic is the best advisor. Hence, if you experience the desire to follow the conformist tendency and be in the mainstream, iPhone with iOS is your choice; but for everyone more sophisticated than that there is Android – a successful combination of functionality, price and convenience.
Android phones are a one-time investment, in which you pay for quality instead of a brand name.
Android phones were originally designed with the aim of being accessible to the general audience, thus offering high quality products at a reasonable price. At the same time, Apple Company aimed at creating exclusive products that pertain to a different price range. While their quality was out of the question, the affordability was significantly decreased. Consequently, products with a “nibbled apple” were a marker of the social status for people who were concerned about it before acknowledging the functionality. However, once the company’s policy adopted an orientation at conquering the general market, the spectrum of functions had to be limited to match the price. Thus, new products can be regarded as “cut off replicas” of previous phones, with the price that still includes the fare for a renowned brand name. As a result, although iPhones still preserve the exclusive graphical interface, the range of available functions resembles Android phones. On the other hand, Android platform provides users with the original smartphone experience at the budget prices, which do not surpass the old feature phone costs significantly (Hill).
Likewise, with iOS the customer’s choice is limited to Apple iPhones only, which have a stable price on the market, and thus create a fixed profit for the single company (Hill). On the contrary, Android platform can be installed on a series of mobile devices developed by various companies, and pertaining to different price categories. As a result, the customers are capable of selecting a phone that will match their functional and price requirements, instead of adjusting their budget to the cost of a new iPhone. The variety of Android smartphones includes such manufacturers as HTC, Samsung, LG, Sony, Motorola and Huawei, which create the wide selection of products. Ergo, customers can choose a large touchscreen phone, a compact phone with a physical keyboard, or ever a device with dual screens or dual SIM – whichever they believe will work best.
Android platform provides customers with more opportunities.
It cannot be debated that Google services dominate over other similar electronic mechanisms due to their convenience and operability. Therefore, given the fact that Android phones have seamless integration with such Google services as Google+, Gmail, Google Drive, Google Music, Google Docs, Google Clod and Google Maps, the aforesaid platform can be characterized by the increased usability that simplifies the operating process. At the same time, Google Chrome browser is acknowledged as one of the most user-friendly programs that make working with the Internet easy and uncomplicated. Thus, having the above mentionedd browser installed on the smartphone is a success factor, especially considering the variety of customization options the browser offers. Moreover, Google’s Android App Market helps fill the mobile device with necessary applications suited to any taste. Apart from that, phones equipped with Android OS provide more free applications and games, whereas phones with iOS can hardly make a great display of the latter. Furthermore, some applications that belong to the premium category on iOS are free on Android (Clark & Connors).
Most importantly, Android platform is open to functional and graphic customization, which gives the user an opportunity to create an individual system that will be adjusted according to his/her requirements. Ergo, the icons, the interface and the widgets create a series of customization patterns for the customer, who wants the smartphone to bear a trace of his/her unique personality (“Android vs iOS”). Unlike iPhones, which resemble an army of clones due to various restrictions they impose on the user, Android phones can be customized virtually to the work of modern electronic art.
Android is an open OS that can be controlled by the customer.
Whereas iPhones solely depend on the Apple Company’s scientific findings, Android platform combines the innovations presented by various organizations. At the same time, Android platform provides the customer with an opportunity to perform such actions as overclocking the processor, uninstalling bloatware, adding kernelling codes to the ROM via rooting. Furthermore, Android platform demonstrates less dependence on the Internet, while with iOS network connection is required even for fixing system errors. Apart from that, Android phones do not distinguish between the original built-in and downloaded applications, which can be characterized by equally high functionality of the described programs.
At the same time, while Android phones are capable of storing hundreds of applications, this does not affect the multitasking ability of the system. Hence, customers are capable of listening to their favorite songs while surfing the Internet and chatting in social networks without productivity loss (“Android vs iOS”). On the other hand, with iOS you have less flexibility, and a large number of applications can hardly be restored after being transferred to the background mode. Similarly, Android devices are less dependent on supporting programs while being connected to the PC opposed to iOS devices. Hence, for instance, users can upload music directly from their computer, instead of having to struggle with iTunes.
Logically, simplicity and operability is a key to success, and all the above mentioned illustrate that Android technologies have mastered the process. Plenty of statistical data demonstrate the increase of Android smartphone sales both in the U.S. and worldwide, which can be regarded as a sign of audience approval of the production. Therefore, why overpay for the limited control and the loud brand name, while Android is capable of providing customers with more than equal opportunities in combination with high quality and functionality at a more affordable price.