posted on Jun, 11 2013 @ 01:28 PM
Android is an open source OS, there's great things to come from having the whole community working on things. the downside is fragmentation.
Right now, Android pwns the market, they have the majority share. But, if you look closer, no single android device has the share iphone does,
granted you've got several generations of iphones out there.
My Galaxy S2 with cyanogen mod 10.1 runs android 4.2.2. Samsung simply won't release that for me, so I got it myself. It flies compared to my
coworkers stock galaxy s3. It's actually kind of funny considering his has better hardware, mine is "zippier".
Apple devices are what I'd buy my grandmother, or computer illiterate friend. They are expensive, and when they go bad look out, you are in for some
high repair costs and wait times, but on the whole, they are about as simple to use as it gets, they really are. I've watched my wife on her macbook
pro from work, countless problems with that POS. On call phone is an iphone4. Wow, craptacular. The screen size alone makes me laugh, I can fit
her entire phone ottercase and all inside the screen space of my phone. My battery outlasts hers by a long margin even when keeping a ton of apps
resident in memory.
Now my personal experience with IOS ended with ipodtouch, but I can say this much..... It's really nice to have push notifications that actually
work. I'm not sure how it's different between apple and android, but I do remember having any push notification apps start failing to notify me
after a few days. Has yet to happen with android.
I can seamlessly setup multiple accounts on my android phone and switch between them. I can install WHATEVER apps i want, including apps I've made
myself. And guess what? I don't have to pay ANYONE for the android sdk. I grab it for free, rely on some basic linux fundamentals, and I can start
coding apps tonight.
I can customize the entire os, remove built in components I don't want, replace system components with custom ones... All of which never requires me
to void my warranty or jailbreak / unlock my device. When it comes to calls and sms, that's your carrier, the phones all handle that just fine.
Opps, cept ios if you screw up the imessage settings, then you won't send out sms texts until you fix it.
Android might not be "innovating" with each build. But they are doing one thing very well.... giving the community what they want. And if they
can't, they've given the community the tools to make those innovations themselves. Apple takes another approach, they ram things down your throat
and dictate what you SHOULD want, while ignoring what you do want.
Even android gingerbread, arguably the most in use version out there, offers so much more than any IOS iteration, that it's almost sad.