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Android vs. iOS (iPhone) Comparison: Which Phone is Best for You?

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Many users face a dilemma when choosing which smartphone to buy when it comes to choose which operating system is best suited for them. The prestigious Apple brand has its own operating system, IOS, and like any Apple product, it offers superb quality. But what about Android? Some say it’s the best operating system for smart phones today, offering faster speeds and convenience. Both operating systems promise and ensure a good performance on their smartphones, but which one to choose? iOS or Android?

Android smartphones and IOS have many differences, and each has its advantages and disadvantages. We have gathered facts and information from the top 2 operating systems, Android and iOS from iPhone:

Advantages of the iPhone over Android smartphones:

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Display and Design
One of the most prominent features of the iPhone 4 is its Retina Display screen. Despite not being the biggest out in the market, it’s certainly the one with the best quality and image resolution. Furthermore, the design and construction of the iPhone 4 are superior to any Android smartphone.

Facetime
Facetime is one of the most interesting features that comes with the iPhone 4. It allows video calls from one iPhone to another or from one iPhone to a Mac. Currently, there’s only a few Android-powered smartphones that has two cameras and depend on the other computer applications to work correctly.

Applications
Despite having a large number of applications, Android has much less than iOS. Apple has more than 350 thousand applications, while Android has only 150 thousand.

Operating Systems
iPhone users always have the latest operating system thanks to its automated updates.The Android offers fragmentation of the system, but updates depend exclusively on the manufacturer of the device.

Advantages of Android over iOS (iPhone) smartphones:

Android Droid X vs. Apple iPhone iOS
Variety of Equipment
One of the big advantages is the possibility to choose between different devices with Android, as the number available on the market keeps increasing. The iPhone is only limited to only one choice. The screen of Apple’s smartphone is 3.5 inches, but if we opt for an Android smartphone, we can find devices that are available with screen sizes ranging from 2.8 to 4 inches.

HD Videos
Another advantage of Android is the ability to play videos in high definition on a screen or TV, thanks to the fact that several models have HDMI ports. The iPhone does not have this port, in addition to no memory card slot, something most Android devices have and that allows us to expand its storage capacity by simply adding a memory card.

Powerful processors
Some Android smartphones, such as the Motorola Atrix, are powered by a dual-core processor. This is a disadvantage to for the iPhone, or at least until the iPhone 5 arrives.

We hope these facts and information helped you make a decision… iOS or Android?

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Smartphone Shipments Surpass PCs

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A recent report indicates that manufacturers sold a greater number of Smartphones than PCs during the last quarter of last year (2010), a change much earlier than thought.

Over the last three months of 2010, mobile phone makers sold nearly 101 million smartphones, according to the report by International Data Corp. An increase of 87% over the same period last year.

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At the same time, sales of PCs only reached 92 million units. An increase of less than 3% over the same period last year.

It is worth mentioning that many analysts had expected the smartphones to take be in first place sometime in 2011. But as you can see the change occurred earlier than thought, thanks largely to the explosion of Android devices.

While revealing their results, IDC analysts noted that the growth has been helped by the Android smartphone growing market. Which became the most important device for many companies and a major rival to Symbian.

In the last months of the year Android exceeded iOS  and Symbian as the operating system most used in the world. But this is also due to the large number of mobile devices that use this system.

Despite this, sales of Nokia and Symbian were kept in front. But failed to a 20% market share, compared to 28% achieved a year earlier.

If we focus on what matters, profit and revenue, Apple is in the best position. Because many of Nokia products are cheaper and therefore generate less profit per product sold.

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