Android and iOS, both are the two most popular mobile OS options and each has its own advantages and disadvantages. But this post does not emphasize on their merits and demerits. It rather highlights the facts what makes Android the to-go option for the masses and why Android stands out amongst its competition.
In addition, Android proves to be rather more user-friendly if compared to its competition.Android lets its user have a complete freedom as android says; ‘don’t like it? Change it. You as an Android user can adjust your experience as you like. For example, if you don’t like your home screen, you can change it with something more suitable and more appealing to your eye. Furthermore, if you do not like your gallery, you can change it to a quick pic. If you don’t like your music player, replace it with other media players.
Furthermore, you have the freedom to access the storage via file manager. Similarly, gesture recognition, manual camera mode, multiwindow, expandable battery and much more features are widely available in Android and are quite absent in iOS.
Another important point about Android is that it comes in different shapes, sizes, and color. These phones having different shapes make it more attractive and easier to handle. These devices are designed with complete elegance and shape which makes it easier for you to handle these easily. The screen size varies from device to device but the average size ranges about 5 to 5.5 inches. Tablets, however, have even bigger screens where users find even more clarity and readability in reading and viewing.
Customizing settings to your preference is one of the key features which make android the superior option. Android allows you to create custom home screen while iOS doesn’t offer such an option. Similarly, many elements in Android are flexible and are adjustable to users’ needs, but iOS stands firm in its position as most of the features are decisively locked in iOS.
Install apps from any source
The ability of only able to install apps from app store prevents various types of threats and attacks, but Android users feel this decision should be left to each user to decide.
Android allows you to download an APK file from any third party source and install it similar to that of a regular app from Google’s play store. This freedom lets you run all types of apps even those that were not respectively designed to run on Android smartphones. The same process is possible on iOS (unofficially) but to do so, users are required to jailbreak their phone.
Marketplace more accessible to developers
As of now, Android developers are bound to pay a fee of $25 to publish any number of apps they like. However, Apple charges $99 from a user (annual charges). It’s clearly evident that the financial barriers are not so tough in Android. This relief allows the developer to create more and more apps without bearing the ultimate financial pressure & those investments are easily recoverable.
With the help of monetization through ads & in-app purchases, this objective is fulfilled. Moreover, these apps are developed with a one-size-fits-all approach where the apps naturally fit the device a used by the user. This option comes in handy as in Android; there is no idea as to which device would the user be using. It doesn’t run on all android devices but covers the majority of them with no problem.
Not all but a majority of Android phones offer expandable memory. All you need to do is pop open the back cover (or a slot on the side) and insert a micro SD card. Apple, however, doesn’t let you do so and would rather ask you to pay additional $100 to upgrade their devices from a 16 GB to 32 GB or 64 GB device. Android clearly wins here knowing the fact that all you need to do is use a memory card and that’s all, no upgrades, no hefty expenses. A memory card is not much costly and is readily available in the market where you can easily alter your phone’s storage system and use as per your requirement. However, the same cannot be said for the android’s competition where you cannot alter the device’s memory and get away with it.
In addition, you can protect your Android device with multiple security software/apps like gallery vault and lockers that exists in the play store market.
Android has different other advantages that we haven’t even covered such as being affordable, user-friendly, unique in shape & size, and more. In addition, multiple software(s) find themselves compatible with both Android and iOS devices. If you haven’t experienced android powered smart devices, don’t worry; now is the time to do so! Give it a try & find out yourself.