In life there are many things we just cannot decide on, from the Ketchup vs. Brown Sauce war to sweet or salted popcorn. It seems that we have another war on our hands, with the world split between whether they prefer Apple iOS technology or Google’s Android’s products.
The two operating systems are used primarily for smartphone technology, incorporated into our favourite phones and tablets. With the battle infamous for splitting opinion we wanted to get to the bottom of this row, finding out which reigned supreme.
A wide variety of Android devices are available on the market with the range comprising of various shapes and sizes.
iOS is only available on Apple devices: the iPhone as a phone, the iPad as a tablet, and the iPodTouch as an MP3 player.
The price of Apple devices tend to be a lot steeper than their close competitors, but does this really mean that the technology is better?
One feature that Apple users are mad for is FaceTime, providing product owners with a way to interact with their friends and family face-to-face.
Google Hangouts on Android also offers this service, allowing users to chat over 3G or Wifi. iOS’ FaceTime can also work under wifi and 3G but only communicate with other Apple products.
Social media integration
The modern mobile user needs Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at close reach, needing to be able to post online as and when they want to. Both iOS and Android technology has been crafted with this in mind; however, devices using this technology offer very different social experiences.
Both Android and iOS-fuelled products permit users to upload pictures, post statuses as well as install apps , however, iOS offer a more integrated system, having tightly embedded Facebook and Twitter into its core applications.
Online shopping is now the norm, with the world taking to their phone or tablet to purchase anything they need in life.
Android uses Google Wallet, an app that allows mobile payments to be carried out with ease. A selection of Android phones are built with an NFC chip (near-field communication) that can be used to make wireless payments by tapping the phone at the checkout counter.
This is undeniably impressive, taking the bother out of inserting your card and trying to remember your pin number.
Apple Play is this feature’s rival, technology launched over a year after Android’s tap-to-pay. Apple’s payment system has seen a lot more popularity with many people finding its fingerprint integration feature a lot easier to use that what Android has to offer.
Although both iOS and Android products are both incredibly advanced our preference lays with Apple products, feeling them to be a lot more sophisticated that Android’s.