Written By Patrick Domeck
Have you ever used an Android device? Android phones and devices are used everyday in our society. It can be used for social media, entertainment, or a tool or for everyday use. The number of Android smartphone users in the United States has increased to 120.5 million in 2018, and this figure is forecast to reach more than 130 million in 2021. Some of the top Android phone brands are Samsung, Motorola and Google phones. Android has it’s fair share but another competitor to Android is Apple. Android is overall better than Apple. Android has a better market value, better hardware and more variety of options.
The market value of Android is a great price compared to apple products. The first commercial version of the Android software was released in 2008 and its rise to market leader was almost instant. The platform held a four percent share of the global operating systems’ market in 2009, but this figure increased by around 20 percent each year for the next three years. The mobile OS market is dominated by Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS, as they jointly occupy almost 99 percent of the global market share. The number of smartphone users worldwide today surpasses three billion and is forecast to further grow by several hundred million in the next few years. If you are going for a budget phone, Android is better in price compared to Apple’s overall price on their own phones.
Android has an overall better hardware compared to apple ios software. Android maintained its position as the leading mobile operating system worldwide in July 2020, controlling the mobile OS market with a 74.6 percent share. Google Android and Apple iOS jointly possess almost 99 percent of the global market share. Android’s overall price on phones is fair. What they are priced at considering its software and durability is great if you need a durable phone. Android has 3 top brands of Androids phones which are Samsung, Motorola and Google. Samsungs has no battery problems, camera problems, app problems and a stable OS. Motorola has been gaining very good reviews for its quality, performance, OS and Camera. Google is the only one brand who is giving stock android OS to the users. Their nexus series of phones plays big role in flagship phones and their performance is great. Camera design are distinct than other phones. These are some of the recommendations of Android phones.
Android compared to Apple has more variety of options than Apple’s products. With Apple’s product you can set backgrounds in iOS and there’s limited support for widgets, but you don’t have anything like the same level of freedom. Android also allows you to set up third-party apps as your default options for many things that are still locked down in iOS. If you enjoy tinkering, or you want a truly unique, personalized look for your home screen, then Android is the platform for you. Android has more when it comes to third party apps. It’s easy to sideload apps on Android. Tick a box in the settings, download an APK, and you’re set. There are also a lot of alternative Android app stores beyond the Play Store, but sideloading can open you up to the risk of malware and isn’t worth worrying about for most people. Apple is opposed to third-party app stores.
When it comes to Apple to Android smartphones. Apple’s App Store provides a better browsing experience on your phone. Apple has a better job with curated recommendations. Apple is generally stricter about blocking certain types of apps. That can be a good thing for overall quality, but it’s a bad thing if you’re into something like game emulators for classic consoles. Apple’s iOS offers consistent and timely software updates and security patches. Around 70% of all iOS devices are now running the latest version. That figure will be a lot lower for Android. While Android 11 is already open for public beta testing, only about 8% of Android devices are running the latest, Android 10. If you want the latest features, bug fixes, and security updates, then you should choose iOS. Other stuff that Apple is good at with it camera quality, security and accessories.
Either you like Android or Apple we all have our own preference. We see that Apple is great with being a rich brand. While Android is better when it comes to a budget phone. Apple products both have their pros and cons when it comes to price, quality and customization. Who do you think is better, Apple or Android? What will you keep as your phone?