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Take a comprehensive look on who's leading the phone market iOS or Android?

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iOS or Android? Which one outshines the other and why? This is the most hyped up debate prevailing within the wireless industry today. Undeniably, both iOS and Android are grand mobile platforms. They both tend to have quite a room for improvement and different takes on what matters to the consumers. However, there are separate clusters of people who feel one surpasses the other. Now without creating ruckus, let us find out the meaningful differences between prominent features of iOS7 and Android by paying attention to informative factual data that will rationally assist you in deciding which one weighs higher.

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Take a comprehensive look on who's leading the phone market iOS or Android?

  1. 1. Take a comprehensive look on who's leading the  phone market iOS or Android? iOS or Android? Which one outshines the other and why? This is the most hyped up  debate   prevailing   within   the   wireless   industry   today.   Undeniably,   both   iOS   and  Android   are   grand   mobile   platforms.   They   both   tend   to   have   quite   a   room   for  improvement and different takes on what matters to the consumers. However, there  are separate clusters of people who feel one surpasses the other. Now without creating  ruckus, let us find out the meaningful differences between prominent features of iOS7  and Android by paying attention to informative factual data that will rationally assist  you in deciding which one weighs higher. Interface: Touch interfaces are a common thing between both iOS and Android with  features like swiping, tapping and pinch­and­zoom. iOS and Android when rebooted,  show   up   the   homescreen   just   like   the   computer   desktop.   An   Android   lets   you   use  widgets that display auto­updating information such as weather and email while the  iOS homescreen only contains rows of app icons. Yet, the iOS user interface features a  doc where users are allowed to pin their regularly used applications. User experience: Now this count majorly, hence a factual data will direct us better.  According to  Pfeiffer Report released in September 2013  iOS rates significantly  better than Android on cognitive load and user friction. The report reveals that iOS 7  rates as high as 73.25, iOS 6 is rated at 70 followed by Android (Samsung) at 57.25. Apps available on iOS v/s Android: If we compare the quantity of the apps on both 
  2. 2. the   platforms   they   end   up   being   same   and   equally   impressive.   Currently   both   the  operating  systems   claim  to have more than 800,000  third­party  programs  for  their  respective   platform.   This   suggests  iPhone   app   development   and   Android   app    development  are prospering at a fast pace in their respective operating systems     . The  next question arises is who serves better apps? This is a bit tricky one as app quality is  inherently subjective. However, in  data published in a readwrite story in January, it  said that the average iOS app, with a score of 68.5, is superior to the average Android  app, at 63.3. Software upgrades: Even though Google claims to update Android frequently, it may  have happened that users might not have received the updates on their phones. The  phone manufacturers decide whether and when to offer software upgrades. Even when  an upgrade is offered, it happens to be generally after several months after the release  of the new version of Android. On the other hand, iOS users have an advantage as the  updates are usually available to all iOS devices excluding exceptional devices older  than three years. Platform selling maximum smartphones: According to a research carried out by  Kantar Worldpanel Comtech during mid­ November to mid­ February shows Android  phones outshining the iPhone by a hefty margin of 52.1 percent to 43.5 percent. Web  Browsing:   While   android   uses   Google   Chrome   as   its   web­browser,   iOS   uses  safari.   Both   Internet   browsers   are   alike   in   quality   and   abilities   and   while   Google  Chrome is also available for iOS, Safari is not available for Android. The monthly stats  published   by   NetMarketShare   on   which   browsers   and   operating   systems   are   being  used on the Net has given a report for March 2013 which says that among mobile  devices,   iOS   rules   with   60.1   percent   share.   While,   Android   lands   at   24.9   percent.  Considering that there are more Android devices out there, the data denotes that iOS  users are excessively active online. Security:   This   factor   holds   a   lot   of   importance   at   the   user­end.   The   Android  applications  are inaccessible  from  the rest  of  the system’s  resources, unless a  user  specifically grants an application access to other features. However, for Android there  exists   a   much   extensive   malware   where   text   messages   are   sent   to   premium   rate  numbers without the knowledge of the user. While for iOS malware writers are less  likely   to   write   apps,   due   to   Apple's   review   of   all   the   apps   and   verification   of   the  identity of app publishers. To conclude every individual of course, are entitled to come to a different conclusion  according to their personal experience and choices. The truth is both OS have their  own pros and cons and each OS tends to outshine the other on different factors, which  still leads the debate further.

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