Has Android Taken Over Apple?

By | February 17, 2012

One of the fiercest debates to take place on the internet today—particularly in the realm of electronics—is: Android or iPhone? Google’s answer to the Apple iOS technology wasn’t expected to be as popular as the world-renowned iPhone devices, but the Android is quite capable of holding its own against its primary competitor; surpassing the iPhone in some cases. So, is it true that the Android is overtaking Apple technology? In some ways no, but there are a few areas where the Android simply shines…

Hardware Variety

There’s a reason the Android currently holds a larger market share than Apple’s share. Why is that? Simple: with Apple, you only get an iPhone. That may sound great, but if you want hardware variety, Android is the way to go. What if you don’t want a touch screen or want a change in camera pixel capacity or battery size? Apple may not be able to accommodate these needs, but Android is more than willing to specialise where Apple does not. If there’s something about the latest model of the iPhone that you don’t like, you can probably find an Android mobile phone better suited to your needs.

The Apps Advantage

Apple frequently needs to come out with updates for their iOS platforms for a reason: their integration of applications as basic as Facebook or news sources are still stuck in the technological Stone Age. Android is already light-years ahead of Apple in terms of app integration. For example, after taking a picture with your Android mobile phone, a menu shows you which apps readily accept picture uploading and with just the tap of your finger, you can instantly upload the picture to that application. Initially it seems complicated, but Android mobile phones are so user-friendly that you’ll probably be glad you went with Google’s platform for this reason alone.

Interface Diversity

Want a customised interface that truly reflects your personality and can be changed on a whim? Good luck if you go with Apple, as it has a very limited range of interface options—default is the easiest way to go for most smartphone users—but with Android, you have several options on the table to choose from.

Widgets

This is a rather helpful feature for those with several apps and a limited battery life (read: anyone with a smartphone). Instead of going to the trouble of opening the app and waiting for it to load all of the features—which leads needless battery life squandering—why not have widgets to keep you updated from your home screen? Essentially, widgets can show you when there is a new Facebook update or retweet from one of your followers…or many other updates-based applications. These are great for multi-tasking, as the widgets allow you to do a multitude of tasks without ever leaving your home screen.

Cloud Power

Keeping your information in multiple places without time-consuming uploading and syncing procedures is crucial in the Digital Age. Android was the one of the first platforms to push for the all-encompassing Cloud in order to keep everything together and organised to your liking. Apple is finally catching up, but Android’s system is practically flawless in comparison, simply because Google has more experience with this feature of the smartphones industry.

iPhones certainly have their own cult-like fanbase, but just because they are the most well-known smartphones doesn’t automatically make them better. Android, for the reasons listed above, outshines the iPhone when examined on a practical level, and Google continues to prove that offering customers a plethora of options is the way to succeed in an increasingly competitive market.

About the Guest Post Author: This article is from Will from Mobile Phone Finder.