The battle continues: iOS vs Android
Yes, it’s true, the battle is still raging. You’ll hear vehement pros and cons that seem to make the choice of the “other” technology nothing short of insane. So what is true, and what is hype?
With prices reaching into 4 figures, iPhone is clearly the more expensive of the two. The range for current models starts at about $700. Android phones can reach near that stratosphere, too; but the choice of lower-cost models is more abundant than the iOS field. One of the reasons for that is the number of manufacturers in the field. With iPhone there’s Apple, and only Apple.
Besides the hardware and operating system, there are the apps. Currently Android has more free apps available than iPhone, over a million more apps at the moment. If it’s quality and not quantity, then you may still like the game choices on iPhone over Android. Developers have good reasons to prefer to develop on iOS. It is less complex due to the limited number of devices.
Are there other choices?
Before this debate between two technologies, there was another heavy hitter: Blackberry. Another name was Microsoft. Though both companies have announced that they are moving away from the smart phone hardware universe, they are both still available for purchase. Blackberry with its QWERTY keyboard and preference among the IT community still has its fine points. However, apps are getting fewer and support is dwindling. The selling point of the Windows phone was that the environment for PC users on Windows 8 and 10 was essentially the same on their phones as their computers. However, app developers did not respond with a plethora of apps for the devices.