DIGC202-Battle of The (mobile) Operating Systems

Coming off Apple’s highly anticipated IPhone 7 launch a few days ago, now is a perfect time to re-examine the long-lasting battle between Apple and Android.

Everyone knows that in the market of mobile software, Android and Apple are the major figureheads. I mean, honestly, does anyone actually use a Windows phone? However, the debate still goes on, regarding who is better than who and the fight for total market dominance continues. For a number of years, particularly in the last decade, it always felt like Android were playing catch-up to Apple. Yet, in the last 5 years, Android have started catching up and the two have never been closer until now. But what are the differences?

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One of the major differences between Android and Apple is the open-ness of its operating systems. It is well-known that Apple is very restrictive with customization and general content, whilst Android is generally more open, to an extent.

 

To conclude, I’m going to leave you with a question: Do we choose safety or do we choose freedom?

 

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  1. In reply to your question, I think the majority of humans will always choose safety over anything else – purely because that’s what society tells us is the better option and it takes a lot for most people to accept change and branching out from the ordinary. I also think it is easier for Apple devices to be linked together, providing more security for users in that everything is accessible over a range of devices. Here is an interesting article explaining the open v closed systems of Android and Apple http://www.howtogeek.com/217593/android-is-open-and-ios-is-closed-but-what-does-that-mean-to-you/

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