When people think about which is the best device out there for their needs, they usually think that an iOS device is what they need. This is because Apple has been successful in marketing their devices as complete and enhancing for people’s lives. This is because it exclusively uses iOS and they can include the OS in their marketing strategies and showing people what it can do.
Android, on the other hand, is used by every other brand out there for smartphones except for BlackBerry and Nokia. They can’t really market anything about their devices except that they can run mobile apps found on Google.
But with this little bit of confusion comes a lot of perks. Here are some reasons why people choose Android over iOS:
Even the most expensive Android phone is still cheaper than the latest iPhone. You pay additional fees for being able to access the Apple App Store and run apps on their system. Since Android is open source, apps are much cheaper and they run on software that’s free for all to develop anyway. The brand is less exclusive so you pay less since there is wide distribution.
Android phones tend to differ specs-wise a lot, but the higher-level phones like the SIII from Samsung have higher hardware specs than the iPhone 5 yet the former is cheaper. This is because Samsung uses the latest tech with open source software that brings the price down. You can run more resource-heavy apps and services on Android such as business VoIP services and 3D games.
Since developers have free reign over the OS most of the time, they can make more functional apps than those found on iOS. Even if iOS has more apps, the paid ones that developers get to go into the nitty gritty of coding and programming perform better on Android.
What sets Android apart is that you can save on your home screen not just the apps that you frequently use but the things you actually do within the app. You can put a widget of a file you access frequently or a process you do almost every day. Instead of an app, you can put in a list you’re always updating or the setting to a camera app you always want to use. It’s up to you what you want as a widget on your screen.
Unlike an iOS device, you’re free to change anything about your Android device as long as you know how. There are apps you can download that can change your whole UI by changing icons, screen transitions, fonts, backgrounds, alert tones and other features of your phone. If you really know how to go about the Android OS, you can also find ways to improve your device’s performance by programming some overclocking features and changing the way your device accesses its own memory.