What Are The Differences Between iOS And Android?
When we are about to buy a new phone or a new tablet, having to buy a device that is anything but cheap, we inevitably find ourselves facing the dilemma that we have all experienced. at least once: is it better iOS, the operating system of iPhones and iPads, or is it better Android, which starting from the Samsung and Huawei models we find practically, by now, on any smartphone model of any range?
We wanted to introduce you to some focal points, cornerstones of the two operating systems for those who are completely unrelated to the subject. Let’s talk first about iOS, then about Android, listing the reasons why you should choose one or the other operating system.
1. Why Choose iOS?
Here’s why you should choose iOS:
- Apps are always optimized. There are very few devices that use iOS, and for those who develop applications it is easy to adapt them to the few models in circulation, so there will never be resolution problems, apps that are too big or too small, which happens instead with Android.
- It’s safer – iPhone apps can only be downloaded from the App Store, and they are all checked before publication. It is therefore impossible that you can catch a virus or download harmful apps on your phone, with iOS.
- Updates are instant. When a system update comes out you can do it immediately, and not wait for a period of “adaptation” to get new functions that can last for months as happens with Android.
- It is simple to use: the apps and functions of an iPhone are rather limited, and this allows you to immediately learn how to use it, without reading tedious tutorials or having to solve errors of various kinds.
- It is part of an ecosystem. If you have an iPad and a Mac, as well as an iPhone, you will be fine, and you can start an activity on one device and continue it on the other, send SMS or call from your computer using the iPhone SIM you will need a certain number of Apple products to take advantage of these functions, which Android, however, does not offer.
2. Why Choose Android?
And here are the reasons that could make you prefer the Android operating system:
- It is more customizable. We can choose the store from which to download applications, we can insert small programs on the Home screen of the device if we are good also to put our hand to the basic code and install programs such as emulators, which we will never find on iOS.
- It has more variety. If we want a device with a fairly recent iOS we have to shell out at least 700 euros for an iPhone or 500 for an iPad. With Android, this problem does not arise because, despite sacrificing performance, we can get by with a device for only 99 euros.
- It is open to the news. Anyone can modify as we said the source code of the operating system and submit its changes to Google, the owner of the operating system. So in each update, there are many improvements, which instead are sipped in iOS.
- It is open to others. If we want to exchange files via Bluetooth, with Android we can do it without problems with any device, while with iOS not. We can only do this if the other person has an iPhone, and they must have a fairly recent one. If you have an old cell phone and it’s not an iPhone… Nothing, you can’t exchange files.
- It has integrated Google services. Apple presents its maps, its voice search, its email, its news to users, but these functions are not even remotely comparable to those of Google. Google uses it every day, even Apple users, and has made online services its strength, unlike Apple.
- It has a better voice assistant: in the comparison between Google Assistant and Apple’s Siri, the Google assistant wins, both for functions and for listening and transcribing skills of what we say. If we need to do different operations maybe while we are driving it is an extremely useful function.
- You can connect many peripherals: Android devices take advantage of the USB ports in different variants, which can be used to connect them to a computer but also a TV, a smart TV, external accessories such as controllers, which generally cost less because they can be connected. to other devices as well. To interact with other peripherals, Android is preferable.
So in conclusion, if you want to aim for low-cost devices or more flexible devices from the point of view of customization and storage capacity, you can aim for Android. If you require more stable and more stable devices, you can aim for iOS, with the consequent increase in the cost of purchasing the devices.