Apple vs. Android: How Does One Choose?
It comes as no surprise that today’s cell phone choices boil down to two different brands; iPhone and Android. If you aren’t familiar with the two mobile juggernauts, there are a lot of things that can help you come to a decision. There are Pros and Cons to each product, and in the end only you can size up what you need out of a cell phone.
When you hear people talk about the Apps and features they love on the iPhone, you really don’t have to ask which phone they have. While there are a few older models of the phone, there is just one iPhone. Apple uses a software called iOS across all of their product platforms. Whether you own the iPhone, iPad, or a Mac you will almost always have the same system to use, which makes owning Apple products very comfortable and convenient. In my humble opinion this is what I believe makes Apple products stand out against the rest…uniformity and regularity. The only real question you need to ask yourself is do you want your iPhone in black or white, and what size hard drive do you want. It’s really that simple.
The name “Android” refers to Google’s operating system as well as any device that is running Android. The choices are abundant and tend to be very confusing when you try to differentiate the phones from one another. Some of the Androids on the Verizon network are labeled “Droids” but that is a term almost any user of that operating system uses. All four major mobile carriers have all shapes and sizes of Android phones, and almost all of them except for a couple of the newest models will never compare to the polished look and simplicity of using an iPhone. To find an Android that fits your usage desires you will need to sort through at least a dozen phones, all with different features and styles.