Android and Apple products, the two largest mobile device providers, are like cars. You have you’re Toyotas and Chevrolets, etc. Both basically fulfills the same need, getting you from point A to point B, but they both have different characteristics, functionalities, and features. But before you call up the tow trucks to tow away the Apples, let me unbiasedly explain what is the biggest difference between the Android devices versus Apple’s.
Apple does everything end-to-end with all of their official products. Meaning they design, develop, and produce everything in the house and doesn’t let outside developers contribute to its iOS software. They do this so that the user’s experience stays consistent, the way Apple wants it to be. They are also very strict with their App Store submissions as they try to keep the experience consistent and controlled.
- Consistent Look & Feel
- Seamless Ease-Of-Use Interface
- Apple Can Easily Control And Uphold Their Standards
- Better Battery Life
- Not Open To Developers To Customize
- Usability Is Not Flexible
Android products are pretty much the opposite of Apple’s. Android is pretty much wide open. Google writes the software but they let other manufacturers implement it into their own products. That’s why you can find Android’s software on various phone manufacturers such as Samsung or HTC. And each of those manufacturers modifies the software to their own version of it, so all software interface and usability is a little different from manufacturer to manufacturer.
Because the software is wide open, you can have complete flexibility over the device and customize a whole lot to it.
- Fully Customizable To Choose How You Would Like To Work With Your Device
- Flexible To Implement Various Functionalities Not Native To The Original Software
- Software Can Become Unstable
- Battery Life Performance May Become Compromised
- Malware And Viruses Can Become An Issue Because It’s Wide Open
In conclusion, neither company is better than the other. It all comes down to personal preference and what type of “ecosystem” is desired.
If you are a simple mobile device user who likes the ease of use and doesn’t require much customization or custom software, the Apple product may be for you. But if you desire to “hack” and install user created applications, bells, and trinkets, you know you can do that with Android’s open source.
Basically, it’s easy to use (Apple) versus customizable use (Android). That’s the biggest difference between the two mobile device giants.