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'Which to pick?': Android vs iOS pros and cons

Sulagna D
·2-min read

As a tech-savvy person, there can be no harder a choice than deciding whether to stick to Android or upgrade to that elite class of iOS.

Android and iOS by Apple have become the two largest developers of operating systems, and most electronic devices are manufactured based on these software systems.

So which OS is better for you? Let’s take a deeper dive into the features and the pros and cons of these two to help you make the smarter decision the next time you decide to buy a phone for yourself.

Team Android

You would already know of Android phones even if you don’t use one for yourself. It is an open-sourced developing platform created by Google. It was developed for mostly touch-based devices, and its layered stack aids better development of mobile applications.

This means you get more options to choose from to meet your needs. A Linux Kernel core is what powers this widely-used operating system.

Team iOS

iOS is the operating system created by Apple for its Mac OS X systems, which was later expanded to execute mobile functions as well. This system is second only to Android in the mobile universe.

Doing Things Better

Android offers more customisation options to its users as compared to iOS. System permission restrictions in iOS is harsher than in Android, and this can be an issue for many users who prefer to ditch the run-of-the-mill look and have their phone match their personality.

Also, there is an Android phone in the market for every budget range. But Apple being the sole manufacturers and sellers of the iOS-based devices makes them costlier.

But for those of you who use more than one device and need them to be seamlessly integrated for your professional needs, Google Android would give you a more agitated experience against the natural flow of iOS.

At the Core

You should remember that both these operating systems can meet most user requirements with ease, and you have tons of options for every budget and depending on your specific requirements.

Both these operating systems are based on existing Kernels, which means better framework support for new applications to make user experiences better every day.

The flexibility of Android and the integration experience of iOS can both be very useful for the right users. Their capacity to execute commands swiftly just adds to the overall worth of the devices.