Android vs Apple iPhone: Users argument saga
Android vs Apple iPhone is on the same wavelength as the Sony PS3 vs Microsoft Xbox, users will always defend their platform. We know that this article will strike a few moans and groans on both parties, but it happens and well worth talking about.
We have called this the “Android vs Apple iPhone: Users argument saga”, and no doubt comments will prove what we are saying here. Everyone has their own opinion about there smartphones, is the iPhone better than the Samsung Galaxy S2 etc, yet again it happens and we would like to know why the word “defensive” comes into play all the time.
Obviously there is a huge following of both iOS and Android and at times they will clash over differences, which at times get played out in an argument saga on social networks such a Google+ and Facebook, and although we have to stay out of such user arguments and remain impartial, we too at times have a difference of opinion, as personally I prefer Android while a couple of my colleagues prefer iOS, and the debate sometimes gets a bit heated.
The iOS faithful believe that Apple is god when it comes to mobile devices, mainly claiming that Apple takes stuff and makes it better, and that Apple gear such as the iPhone and Apple iPad can talk to other Apple gear like Apple TV and such.
The Android faithful love their platform because it is open, and thus doesn’t have the same kind of total strangling control that Apple likes to have over their gear, which makes the Android platform that much more customisable for users.
One of the big arguments with Android fans is that Apple is said to steal features from Android and claim them to be their own, whilst every Android user knows this is basically true with some features, but then it’s a bit of a two-way street when it comes to mobile features, as Android has copied some iOS features in the past also, trying to be diplomatic here and impartial.
No doubt when Apple gets round to delivering the iPhone 5, the iOS faithful will claim its the best smartphone since the mobile phone was invented, and better than any other device out there, but then Android also gets to claim such things when a new device such as the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S3 makes an appearance, so basically it’s a tit-for-tat scenario.
I guess it’s all down to a matter of loyalty, although judging by the iPhone 4S, Apple can basically push out an almost identical handset to the previous iPhone with just a couple of new features, call it new, and the iOS faithful will buy it no matter what.
Whereas, with Android, if you don’t particularly like one Android device there are always plenty more you can choose from, rather than just a single device like the iPhone.
Having spoken to a few iPhone fan-boys, it is quite obvious that once an iPhone fan-boy always an iPhone fan-boy or fan-girl, don’t want to be sexist here, and basically the same goes for Android. It’s really all down to a matter of personal preference I believe, yet I do have to say, at times it is quite enjoyable reading the arguments between an iOS fan and an Android fan, and have had a few myself in the past although not online.
So let’s have a discussion between our readers as I am sure there are those that love the iOS platform and those that love the Android platform, as to which devices are better and why you defend it. So feel free to voice your opinion on either platform to our comments area below, but keep it civil and no blood shedding…thanks.