In today’s world, technology advances so quickly that sometimes it’s hard to keep up. When it comes to cell phones, that couldn’t be more true. Now a day, most phones are smart phones, or phones that have advanced capabilities compared to other phones that are primarily used just to make calls. Two major companies that are competing for market share are Google and Apple. Google created an operating system used on a variety of phones called Android. Apple has different variations of its own phone, the latest being iPhone 4, with the same operating system, iOS. With the mass sales of phones with both operating systems, it’s important to understand how they are different. Three main aspects on how both operating systems are different are availability, capabilities, and ease of ...view middle of the document...
Android and iOS have advanced capabilities not found on ordinary phones. That’s why phones carrying the operating systems are considered “smart phones”. The operating systems have the capabilities to have small programs called app’s added to them. Some apps are only available to Android, some only to iOS, and some are available on both. Also, both operating systems have exclusive capabilities available only to it. An example of this being syncing music. While both operating systems allow users to load and play music, only the iPhone can be synced with iTunes, due to the fact both are owned by Apple. This is an advantage for people who use iTunes to manage their music and also own an iPhone, but an inconvenience for owners of phones with Android because their music cannot be easily added or managed.
The two operating systems Android and iOS are both user friendly, and both have their own perks and downfalls. iOS seems to have all options and settings in one place, while Android’s are scrambled among different menus. iOS doesn’t seem to have a good track record when it comes to compatibility with other software or even phones, while Android does because of its universal. When exchanging information between phones, iOS works best with an iPhone because it uses the same operating system.
The increased use of smart phones has led to the innovation of new technology. Included in that is the creation of the Google made Android operating system and the Apple made iOS. Both are aggressively competing for market share in the cell phone industry. There are many differences and in the two, making it important to understand them due to the mass use of cell phones in today’s world. Three major points displaying this difference include availability, capabilities, and ease of use.