Currently, the reach to the customers have broadened from PC’s to mobiles and this makes mobile app consideration very essential before you purchase one. No doubt, Android has become the normal platform for a vast number of smartphones at the moment. On the opposing side, IOS is limited to Apple devices only such as iPhone and iPad.
Now the question comes, is there seriously that much of a disparity between iPhone’s iOS and Android? Well, this question comes up when customers have to repair their broken iPhone or rather upgrade it. Conversely, iOS or Android are both products of Linux, the only slight difference is that Android makes use of Linux while iOS uses Unix. For additional information, Linux actually came after Unix and it’s a clone made from scratch of Unix. Therefore do the operating systems on the phones differ? Yes, they do. However, you can still make a version of iOS user interface that’s similar to the Android Linux kernel.
One difference that should be noted is that Unix is often used for commercial use, while Linux is open source. In addition, Linux is mainly used for servers, though iPhone can still be turned into a mini server. The difference would only arise at the command line. You can allow “super user” ability in both of them phones, but the way you do it would be different.
We have seen that operating systems of both phones are essentially the same; let’s now look at their physical appearance. These operating systems differ in their look, plus usability. One difference is the screen and the reality that iPhones do not have widgets. The apps on the iOS are squares, and you can’t expand them. Android phones’ apps can be expanded into widgets, and also stream their data on the screen. In addition, the android has Home, Menu, Back, and additional buttons on their screen, but the iPhone only contains the home button. The iPhone is capable of closing apps running in the background while in android you can only get an app for that.
When you think of Android deeply, you find that they have lots of distribution channels; the advantage of this is that the applications are not limited to just one app store. On the contrary, iOS applications are exclusively distributed to the Apple store. However, this has a security advantage. Android phones are highly at risk of malware and bug attacks owing to their less incorporated security system. Numerous apps carry with them viruses that cause a lot of problems to the users, which is not the case when we look at iOS. Thanks to the Apple, application publishers are first verified and their applications approved by the Apple Company before they appear in the application store. This helps to keep off third-party applications making it remain confident from attackers.
One thing that also need to be noted is that it’s less costly to repair an iPhone screen than when repairing an android screen. You find that most of the parts that are inside the iPhone can be replaced with ease by a trained technician. Even though a majority of android repairs can be done with ease also, there are more parts to remove in most of the android broken screens.
Talking about the pros and cons, it’s reasonably obvious that both have a far desirability than their downside. Comparison of the two may also flow well, but the last question for who wins remain with the users and the purpose they have in their mind.