Surname 1 Name Tutor Course Date Android vs iPhone Introduction In the past five years, the smartphone sector has witnessed a noticeable scuffle on a yearly basis. Android and iPhone have turned out to be a typical power struggle of the Tech giants, with all striving for supremacy and to gain a significant market share. In unison, the two brands have fashioned a duopoly and account for over 97% in phone sales (Hill). Once a major threat to the two tech giants, Microsoft has fallen by the wayside with iPhones and android devices now being the few options left that are worth considering. The fascinating news is that the operating systems of both smartphone are excellent. They have far more in common compared to what divides them and thus are widely preferred by the buyers of a new smartphone today. Notwithstanding, there are some significant differences that users of Android or iPhone consider important as deliberated in this paper. Background Android and iOS holds the lion's share in the mobile operating system market. For iOS, it is a mobile operating system fashioned and developed by Apple Inc (Mohamed and Patel 21). and distributed solely for Apple hardware and the second most widespread mobile operating system in the world by sales, after Android. Contrary, Android is operating system from
Surname 2 smartphones presently advanced by Google. Whereas these two operating systems are the most common to users of smartphones, several differences have been reported about them. Controversy First, in terms of affordability, the two mobile operating systems are far away different. Apple has at all times been at the top end of the market in terms pricing with limited choice of varieties (Zammetti 12). Consequently, iPhone comes second to android in terms of market shales. Contrary, for variety and sheer scale, nothing can compete Android. Unlike Apple’s iPhones, there is a variety of choice of low-cost android handsets from different manufacturers (Zammetti 13). In addition, the point that android also tops the operating system market in free apps for it is a natural best for the budget-sensitive users. Android and Iphone are also very different in matters to do with calling and messaging. For both platforms, basic calling and messaging functionalities are good. However they are quite confusing on Android (Uddaraju 31). For android, many smartphones come with their own dialer and messaging apps on top of Google’s messaging apps, or they exclude the Google apps. Contrary, iMessage and FaceTime come pre-installed on each iPhone which makes it remarkably easier for users to connect with their families and friends (Zammetti 26). Although iMessage is considered very easy to use, it operates best when interconnecting with other iPhone users.
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