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1APPLE VS ANDROID FEATURES AND VULNERABILITIESApple vs Android Features and VulnerabilitiesCristine LottiDoreen BaileyAmerican InstituteA+ Guide to Technical SupportOctober 16, 2016
2Cristine LottiCNS 121Doreen BaileyResearch PaperApple vs Android Features and VulnerabilitiesThe features of each Operating System (OS) I have chosen to research the benefits anddrawbacks of each are Android vs. iPhone the pros and cons are that the iPhone does well is theavailable apps have a cleaner appearance to them, are not pleasant, and do not have an expectedflow and consistency. Then there is the backup process. .Android through default back upinformation to Google. There is a problem with application data. In comparison iCloud cancreate an entire backup of its iOS phone. The problem with iPhone is that of hardwarerestrictions rather than a software situation. The main issue is in storage. Android phones usedby customers can purchase a phone with less volume and in the future add on a SD card to storecertain apps and are open source. In contrast Apple iPhone does not have this trait. iPhone has a
3limited choices and is closed source. For example, backing up your device. The main thingAndroid delivers that iPhone does not is choice. Applications, devices, and overall map of howthe mobile device operates. Customers get desktop widgets. It saves customer form opening upapplications and views the desired data without difficulty. .Another comparable feature is beingable to install customized launchers instead of the phones default settings. Android loses in theback up of particular user data in an Android phone. Without rooting clients have the choice tolook at the Android SDK for solutions. A novice user to root their phone or run the SDK for acomplete backup of everything is difficult. If you use Googles back up service it will back up itsown information along with other customization sites. iPhones function in a closed source codein comparison to Android that works in an open source code.Android has ample options for non-rooted users to back up thing such as contacts, SMS andother data with ease. Android gives non root users greater access to the phones when an Androidphone it is easy to side load an unapproved app by installing and downloading the applicationfrom a source other than the Google Play store. The fragmented Android landscape makes it very difficult to patch weaknesses.Android phones have many third party apps are are a dangerous environment to enter into,examples are Amazon and Samsung stores online contain malware infected apps in comparisonto safer Play store apps. Googles own app store called Play Sore has a collection of problems ithas an easy ability to get approved apps for sale malware and adware can often squeeze throughGoogle uses Google Bouncer its own app to do scans.to fight malware.