Apple revolutionized the smartphone market with its first iPhone, some 10/11 years ago, something that gave rise to an authentic open war in the mobile phone market, with 2 big operating systems to the bull, its iOS that gives life to all iPhones and Google's Android, which brings smartphones to major brands such as Huawei, Samsung, LG, Sony, Motorola, etc…
Seen this way, it seems like an unequal fight, but the truth is that we are talking about a war that still has a lot to give! Although it no longer has the power of other times.
Android vs iOS: Who wins (Simplified to the max)
We've talked about this rivalry a few times, and we've even made a giant comparison that I updated a few weeks ago! So, if you want something with more details, I leave the link below.
So, this time, I want to simplify this theme to the maximum!
This is at a time when the big differences between the two big operating systems seem to be disappearing, while Google steals some things from Apple, and Apple does the same to Google. Of course it is obvious that there will always be some differences, but it is also very easy to say that the build quality of the Android world no longer has to do with the past.
In other words, even in the lower ranges you will find glass and aluminum appliances, capable of putting the tops of the gamut on tiptoes. Something that just doesn't happen in the Apple world, where there is only high range, and older high range. (This may change with iPhone 9 (SE 2), but so far.)
Pros and cons
- Hardware and Software controlled and optimized by Apple (Higher performance and efficiency)
- Much more protected and controlled App Store, which leads to higher quality in the choice and availability of applications
- Superior Support (Up to 5 years of updates)
- Simplified Interface
- Excellent resource management (memory)
- There is no storage expansion
- Closed ecosystem, perhaps too closed
- Extremely limited customization
- Open Source
- Easily customizable
- A wide choice of smartphone models with different designs (including folding)
- Low / medium / high / Super Premium range (Prices for all portfolios)
- More open ecosystem
- First to adopt technologies
- Less secure
- Slow updates due to input from manufacturers
- Weak support (Maximum 2 years of support)
- Models of the same year (same price) with different performances and interfaces
- Poor resource management (memory)
In the past, iOS was superior in apps! It still happens?
A few years ago, it was completely normal to see ‘developers’ betting first on iOS, and only later on Android, due to the monetary potential of the Apple platform compared to the Google platform. In fact, in the past it was even normal to have to wait a few more days / weeks or even months, to see the application coming to Android.
However, with a few exceptions, most applications come out at the same time for both platforms, and performance is usually exactly the same.
These are two very different operating systems, dominated by companies that are also very different. However, it is no longer possible to say that one is undeniably better. It is necessary to understand what you want on a smartphone, to make the best possible choice.
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Since I was very young I became interested in computers and technology in general, I had my first PC at 10 and at 15 I built my first tower, since then I never stopped. Whatever technology is, I'm in the front row to find out more.