Android Vs. Apple: Which OS Is Better

Jon Andersen 06/15/2010 27

Apple has finally managed to reach the 10,000th native iPad application, doubling the total number of applications since the past 6 weeks. The milestone itself came just two months after the release of iPad.

On top of it, Apple has extended an open “invitation” to all those developers out there, to develop applications for iPhone OS4.0. To think of it, Apple has recently imposed a set of restrictions against the developer community, I wonder how many applications will be developed for iPhone OS 4.0.

And then again, there’s a small catch to it – 3rd party companies, that haven’t been premium iPhone app developers, are awaiting a longer approval process on all their applications. Elsewhere, there is Google’s Android, which is more open and cushy for all sorts of developers. Even though Google’s own staff deeply analyzes all applications and considers user feedback to be of extreme value before releasing an application, but writing code snippets for Google is still easy.

Apple and various Android manufacturers are roughly shipping the same quantity of handheld devices in different parts of the U.S. and among different international buyers. According to some figures released by Google, the company is activating 100,000 Android based phones on daily basis.

According to NPD data that was released in May, Android takes the second place in terms of smartphone operating systems use. It turned out that it is behind RIM’s OS.

There have been a lot of stats floating around from both sides, market research studies have revealed that Google is gaining a speedy pace over Apple, and maybe, there is a chance that Google might be the next major shareholder in the market, as compared to Apple.


  1. HowdyDoody 06/15/2010 at 4:59 AM -

    Android is winning because:

    Android has Apple doesnt:

    -VideoChat on 3G/4G
    -Hotspot (Since G1)
    -Flash (Froyo)
    -Cloud access (Froyo)
    -Swype (Evo)
    -Faster JIT (Froyo)
    -Gesture Control (All)
    -Google Translation (All)
    -Google Voice (All)

    -Google Navigation (All)
    -Google SkyMap (All)
    -Google Docs (All)
    -Voice to Text (all but Samsung)
    -Text to Voice (all but Samsung)
    -Authentic PDF reader (All)
    -Multiple accounts (2.1 and above)
    -Choice of phones or providers (All)
    -FREEDOM (All)
    -REAL multitasking
    -60% free apps 50000
    -8MegaPixel Camera
    -Camera Flash
    -Removable microSDCard
    -External Storgare
    -All that Apple can dream of and wont have

    Both Have (Apple has just caught up with Android):

    -VideoChat wifi (Apple still behind)
    -Noice cancellation
    -Crippled multitasking (Apple apps need to be rewritten)
    -Global search
    -Bluetooth devices (keybaord, etc)
    -Multiple screens
    -Global search
    -5Megapixel Camera

    Apple has Android will have this year:

    -a Gyroscope
    -7Hr Battery life limited multitasking
    -Nice Screen
    -200K+ Apps

    Apple has Android won’t

    -A network that doesnt work (All)
    -You pay for the internet thats Free (All)
    -Expensive data plans (All)
    -25% free apps.
    -Overpriced product
    -Expensive Internet
    -Expensive multimedia
    -Dacronian culture

    Android will have this year Apple can drool on:

    -2GHz processors
    -8hr + Battery life real multitasking
    -Something better than gesture control

    Where would you put your money on?

    Myself.. Android and nothing else.

  2. Enter your name...Mike 06/15/2010 at 9:41 AM -

    Hey howdy doody iPhone rules android sucks google sucks bill gates sucks;) go Steve jobs

  3. Enriquez 06/15/2010 at 12:24 PM -

    hehehe. Typical iphone fanboy 😉

  4. android ftw!!!! 06/15/2010 at 7:50 PM -

    Go steve jobs? LoL!!!!!! Stupid fanboy…. I think you need to face the facts.

  5. Ash 06/16/2010 at 3:33 AM -

    Google won cause it’s integrity liberality, always remains free and serve the people the way they want.

    GOOGLE FOREVER – android wins

  6. richard 06/17/2010 at 1:27 AM -

    Bluntly….Apple is a JOKE so is the IPHONE 4…This is and will always be about CHOICE…that means GOOGLE/ANDROID and the OPEN PLATFORM..EVO POWER on this platform KILLS IPHONE…WE HONOR MR. SCHMIDT getti.g out WHEN HE DID…little STEVIE should give up now…I AM SO PROUD OF GIZMODO

  7. Mike 07/08/2010 at 7:04 PM -

    Did you know apple just passed Microsoft. I love it

  8. MIKEY_27 07/09/2010 at 8:25 AM -

    What it comes down to is an individuals own personal view of functionality and purpose. I want one device that’s a phone, a pocket video camera, a fully loaded media centre that can store and play all my videos and music in one place. I want a beautifully detailed display, easy functionality, a trusted online store (because I’m not giving my credit card number to just anyone). It has to be on a good carrier as well and it all has to be sleek and small without the bulky feeling of having a brick in my pocket. Both an Android phone and the iPhone have these functions, albeit each has its own strengths and weakness’.
    The most important thing that makes the decision for me is that it has to connect to my car stereo, my entertainment system and my Bose sound dock without me having to run out to Best Buy and spend a fortune on all these components again. Considering I plan to replace my iPod and my Sony Ericson with 1 device, my choice has to be the iPhone 4. Coupled with the fact that I live in Toronto and I’m not locked to AT&T’s (supposedly crappy) service.
    It’s not that I’m not interested in the Droid X or Evo 4g or even the Xperia x10 (personally I like this phone’s aesthetics the most out of all of them, except for the fact that it’s really large) Android looks very cool and I’m very tempted but since I only ever buy a new phone every three years, I need to buy a device that I know will still be very common and fully supported for a few years. I’m just afraid that in two years an Evo’s 2.2 Froyo will not be getting the updates regularly where as even the 3gs (I’m fairly certain) will still be getting future iOS updates.
    I could argue that Android has a more open platform, the fact that over 50% of it’s App’s are free whereas only 28% of Apple’s App’s are free, or even that I can turn it into a Wi-Fi hot spot (even though I live in Toronto and my Fiancé has been able tether with her 3gs for over a year now). Like I stated before, I’m very tempted to go Android, however as far as what I want a phone for, I personally believe that an iPhone is the way to go, however that’s not to say that I will change my mind in the future.

    On a side note: Something I’ve noticed while reading comments on most Apple vs Android blogs… Apple fanboys typically go on about how much they like their iPhones whereas Android fanboys typically just bitch and complain about iPhone’s and the Apple fans. It’s called a superiority complex, I’m a canadian, I know.

  9. The Human Plane 09/02/2010 at 12:42 PM -

    Apple fans are dumb, cause they buy shit that aint worth the price. How can someone pay about 600 for a cellphone like the iPhone? Thats just foolish. For half the price you can purchase a cellphone (without Apple OS) that includes a better cam, a better battery, an opportunity to extend storage…and further more…trust me, you wont die because you dont have any of those apple apps…10.000 ipad apps…how many of them are really needed? how can someone argue with the number of apps…i bet there’s no one who has use for all 10.000 apps…android also has a lot of apps, well, not as many as apple, but believe me, that’s enough to satisfy a customer…Apple sells crap for way too much money

  10. Me 09/08/2010 at 6:18 AM -

    @The Human Plane

    My phone cost 600, it’s android, i only got it for the fact i can make apps for free, on any OS that has a JDK on it.

  11. ANDROID 09/09/2010 at 3:15 PM -

    Android kills Apple

  12. carlos 10/01/2010 at 6:44 PM -

    Sorry apple but this is the united states of america,this is a place of freedom and with iphone there is no freedom. F*** iphone. Android is the best os in the world.

  13. Swift Dog 10/13/2010 at 11:45 PM -

    ANDROID dominates the IPHONE – so many idiots get sucked into the modern day hype of the ”iphone” – to put it plainly i have an Iphone 4 and a HTC Desire . . . theirs only one one clear winner
    aswell as that SCREW the hype surrounding blackberry too! HTC and ANDROID 4 LIFE

  14. bla bla bla 10/17/2010 at 5:56 AM -

    android is so good that they should make a computer system so together we will throw apple os off the market

  15. The Big Rock 10/20/2010 at 7:55 PM -

    Simply the best OS out there, Google can go ahead and rule the world because they let the people rule. And besides Apple “Apps” are jokes in themselves. Only maybe a tiny fraction are free, and then only a even smaller fraction are worthwhile getting instead of being clutter, and even fewer are worthwhile using….

  16. Omi 11/03/2010 at 11:13 PM -

    Apple rulzzzzzz for it’s smoothness and no lag

  17. ali 11/06/2010 at 11:39 AM -

    Android we luv u, Google is great, iPhone its time to packup

  18. Wow 11/07/2010 at 10:46 AM -

    It all comes down to what you like.. The OS everybody complains about is all about the apps… Apple apps are not expensive you dumb idiots.. I’ve messed with android phones and yes most apps are free we get it but that alone isn’t enough to win me over.. Your not gonna download all thee apps anyways idiot.. I have thee iPhone and I’m not trying to get on anybody but it’s by far the smoothest phone I’ve ever laid my hands on.. Everybody that I know that has an andriod phone has a problem with it mainly with The HTC phones.. And yes even thee Evo .. And poor battery life I might add.. While my iPhone 4 hardly ever lags and it’s just smooth and crisp.. I’ll admit people look at the iPhone like it’s a GOD and people have to understand that other companies ate getting the picture and they’re stepping thier game up with phones and the OS.. iPhone for me is the best cause it’s just the perfect phone .. I can do alot with it and it’s enough for me.. I must admit I wish iPhones had a wireless router like android does but that’s it. And for tour info IPHONE CAN VIDEO CHAT ON 3G.. It’s and app called TANGO.. all these other phone companies keep saying it can’t just to have something against the iPhone.. They need to stop comparing everything to the iPhone too.. It’s a damn phone just like what the they compare it to.. The only thing is iPhones better.. :)

  19. The serious guy 11/19/2010 at 12:21 PM -

    Guys, they that can’t afford an iPhone say the apple sucks.

    The facts: Steve Jobs brought revolution with the iPhone!

    PS: I don’t have iPhone

  20. Lover 12/07/2010 at 1:53 AM -

    @The serious guy—great 1..
    See all u losers not having iphone…Just shut up..if u cant afford than y to tell bad things to it…
    Apple is revolution….It thinks Different….
    When no 1 thought about touch screen Apple Did…
    and the losers just copied it….And if u think apple cant come over android than its your mistake….The only one who can give smash to Microsoft is Apple…so Listen all u Android and symbians…your Dad is
    always watching you and will always take over…Go Steve Jobs…

  21. Frank 12/07/2010 at 7:06 PM -

    Android rules!!!!!!!! Never wanted or needed an iphone.

  22. Just Me 12/09/2010 at 7:11 AM -

    One big pro of Android over Apple is expandable memory…For 16 GB on IPhone I have to pay $100 more?!

  23. sai 02/08/2011 at 3:45 AM -

    I owned both Android ( Samsung T959 Vibrant ) & a iPhone 4. Be honest with you. I really hate to use the Samsung. Longest bettery life? No way! 25 minutes on internet, it’s all gone. Multi Languages operating? There is only five languages you can choose. User Friendly? Can’t even close even I upgraded to 2.2. Editing movies. Forget it!
    iPhone already pre-installed 23 languages. All you have to do is just change it. Everything will be done. iMovie is one of the best software I’ve ever used. It is wonderful. You can also download all the professional camera softwares from APPS. I do not know if Android will beat the iOS, but now I think iOS still dominates the market.

  24. Dennis Lawson Jr. 02/09/2011 at 8:50 PM -

    I Personally think that both operating systems are awesome. They let you do crazy things and work really well. I myself though would have to go with Apple. I feel that Apple comes out with the best thing first and that Android copies it. And the thing that is funny is, people are going to say that their Droid X is better then the iPhone 4. It may be, I have no idea since I dont own a Droid X, but if you think about it the Droid X came out months after the iPhone 4, of course its probably going to be better. Really in all honesty I think that people that say Apple sucks, and that say Android sucks are completely retarded. It will be an endless cycle of which OS is better.

  25. Abhisek 02/11/2011 at 3:37 AM -

    Apple does close business to ensure quality. Have u heard of viruses on Iphones? no. but u’ll always hear it for google and other devices. apple ensures quality and is innovator of GUI computers, laptops, rss feeds and many other technologies. Best innovation company and most admired company in d history (forbes). IPhone is slightly overpriced but its quality n user friendliness is uncompared to simply any in d world. Its truth guys.

  26. Livewire 02/15/2011 at 5:02 AM -

    ios and android are both decent operating systems. Their competition will lead to a further evolution of the mobile platform. For us consumers, lets hope that we will be the benificiary of this rivalry in terms of PRICING and PERFORMANCE.

  27. Giff 03/14/2011 at 5:36 PM -

    my phone OS is better ? how about analog for penis size. Guys like this will be the end of the human race. Play with the ladies, not yer phone, idiots

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