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Can Apple's iOS really beat Google's Android?

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    if the iPhone can beat Android as a mobile phone OS. I still donít think it can in the long run, but a CDMA or dual-band iPhone will certainly give Android a run for its money in the mobile space. However, Iíll gladly take some fragmentation if it means I can have a variety of devices made smarter, better, and more connected by their use of Android. Hardware and software developers donít think of iOS as an embedded operating system. Android, on the other hand, can absolutely be the embedded OS for a new generation of devices. And several million smartphones along the way.

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    Google's Android never defeated iOS!!!
    iOS is the Most Powerful OS ever made!!
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    windows 7 can beat iOS :| and now windows 8 is coming,

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    IOS never beat google android.

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    True, Android iOS is much better, the only reason why iOS works is because of the brand name Apple, otherwise it is a total flop.

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    Although iPhone is in its own place with its brand name but their operating system can not beat Android, and it is only because of the simple things. First of all the updates take longer and to update, for iOS you need to connect your phone to the computer, the whole iTunes procedure is like a mess,especially when updating things like music and files.

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    However good iOS maybe but it would not be able to beat Android. Android is far more user friendly and better in all aspects, which makes it the leading operating system for mobile phones.

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    In my opinion, there's no point of pitting these two against each other. Both, the Android and iOS, are well established players of their own field.
    Though Android is based on open source project also called as AOSP, there's a lot of customisation that could be done to Android. From rooting to installing custom recoveries and custom ROMs, everything is possible in Android. Even changing the IMEI is also possible in Android, but mind you that's completely illegal.
    On the other hand, iOS is way too strict in terms of customisation. Each and everything is pretty restricted in iOS, which is why iOS is considered to be much secured than Android.
    Anyways, I don't care about all this and I just buy what is suitable and convenient to me. I would prefer Android over iOS just because I can download music and other stuff directly to my phone unlike iOS which needs you to connect your phone to your laptop and transfer via iTunes blah blah blah! :P

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    In the current scenario it would be very difficult for the iOS to overtake Android. Android got a wider market with more options to choose from. There is a wider choice for the customers. There is something for everybody, rich and poor alike. So, Android's popularity is increasing day by day. On the other hand iOS is only limited to Apple and they don't have more options to offer like Android. iPhones come with a high price tag which is quite a status symbol for many.

    But having said that there are some serious concerns coming up against Android these days. The most important is the recent vulnerabilities experienced in Android OS. Moreover, Apple is aggressively focusing on its business. Their recent iPhone 6 got overwhelming acceptance from people around the world.

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    That still doesn't mask over the fact that Apple haven't upgraded the OS since it first got released, and essentially what people are using is just an updated (not upgraded) 10 year old piece of software and being charged a premium price for the privilege.

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    Nothing beats the other yet cause the competition is still continuing. Each OS never failed to prove their best in specific areas they're specializing. Android seems to maintain its openness, enabling a user friendly approach and for iOS, in protecting its devices by implementing some restrictions. Both have their own identity that is ideal for everyone, depending on how it will be applied as a users choice.

    We will forsee the output of newly released Android Marshmallow's performance that will probably the key for the question, who's the best mobile OS.

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    I think if Android can really improve on their security and battery backup features, they can beat iOS to a great extent. These are the areas where iOS is a little bit higher than Android. Hope the new Marshmallow can address these areas effectively. But the fact remains that as soon as a new version is released there is always a scope for another threat. Android being the most widely used OS in the mobile market, it has always been the favorite of hackers worldwide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webworld View Post
    I think if Android can really improve on their security and battery backup features, they can beat iOS to a great extent. These are the areas where iOS is a little bit higher than Android. Hope the new Marshmallow can address these areas effectively. But the fact remains that as soon as a new version is released there is always a scope for another threat. Android being the most widely used OS in the mobile market, it has always been the favorite of hackers worldwide.
    Having a threat in every field is unavoidable. Even the most secure features of iPhone even encountered its danger. It may be because of the popularity gained by a certain device. Since stardom's effect is irresistible, and so hackers attention is being captured. And for some reason, they would try to detect possible vulnerability to be exploited.

    Since both iOS and Android are possible for exploitation, then their equal, based on security measures. Its just a matter of the possible numbers of threats Android mostly encountered that makes iOS goes ahead of them a bit.

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    What makes Android so popular is also the thing that lets it down the most, it's open access. With Apple it's very hard to develop an app and get it passed by Apple's testing team, and that obviously helps in cutting down the number of security issues. That also limits the amount of apps you can download to an iPhone, and also were that can be downloaded from.

    People who don't want to be limited will pick Android, but then they complain it's open world structure, as in anybody and everybody can develop and put an app on the Google store as security flaws. I don't think you can have it both ways.

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    Yes, definitely android would be best suited to those who are smartphone freaks. Androids are based on AOSP, so a lot of customization is possible in it. iPhones are much encrypted and secured than android phones, as far as security department is concerned. However, I got bored using iPhone within a month jusy because it requires too much effort for everything. You cannot download music, videos etc., unless you get you iPhone jailbroken. Jailbreaking has its own flaws and its not as interesting as rooting an android.

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    Another problem I found with iOS was that everything you wanted to download came through the iTunes store. That if course meant that you had to pay for any music downloads you wanted.

    I listen and download a lot of music and people I knew on andoid were downloading the same as me but for free.

    That's another reason I made the switch, and I haven't regretted it.

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    I personally think Android is the better of the two. As for security issues, that is with any device on the internet that's why anti-virus and firewall is available. Plus, as mentioned below IOS is an Apple product and things have to go through their stores, such as music can only be downloaded through iTunes. With Android you can download music from any site and 9 out of 10 times it is free. So I will stick with Android devices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Melissa Ann View Post
    I personally think Android is the better of the two. As for security issues, that is with any device on the internet that's why anti-virus and firewall is available. Plus, as mentioned below IOS is an Apple product and things have to go through their stores, such as music can only be downloaded through iTunes. With Android you can download music from any site and 9 out of 10 times it is free. So I will stick with Android devices.
    I agree with you completely. Android is a more user friendly mobile OS than iOS. As you already mentioned we can get a large number of free applications through Android. Moreover, a large variety of devices to choose from. But it has a darker side too. Android being the most popular and widely used OS, it has always been the target of cyber criminals. Android is really suffering to take control of the threats that are coming up almost every day. When one threat is over, a more serious one will sprang up.

    The latest one is Stagefright virus through which a hacker can practically take control of your device. Even though new versions are safe from this, what about the older ones?

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    A lot still seems to be made of the fact that android is more vulnerable than iOS and while that is true, I know that I haven't experienced any issues and I know a large amount of people that haven't either.

    That can mean we've all just been very lucky, or maybe the security isn't as big a problem as people think. There's a big difference between a device being vulnerable, and an hacker actually being able to exploit that vulnerability.

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    I have also been using Android for the last 5 years or so and never experienced any threats/issues till now. This may be because of my online behavior. I always avoid downloading unnecessary applications even if it is free. I think this is one of the major reasons of making our handsets vulnerable to threats and hackers take advantage of these. Android phones are more prone to attack simply because they are in large numbers than any other OS.

    I think the new Android version Marshmallow will give a hard time for hackers in times to come.

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    Ios will never beat google android for some very important reasons. First is that google android was one of the very first os to be made. This means that it was made before ios. Another reason is that android has more features than the ios. These are some reasons why ios will never beat google android.

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    This kind of topic always generates controversy because the fanboys always defend their preferences.

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    At the end of the day, More people will prefer Android because it is more affordable. We can say all great things about IOS but we cant deny that people cant afford most devices that uses this OS.

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    I think one of the main drawbacks of iOS is that it is almost like a monopoly of Apple. Android on the other hand is being used by a large number of mobile handset manufacturers. This helps Android to become more popular among people. Coupled with this the high price tag associated with iPhones decreases its popularity further. I think in future also Android will remain as the most preferred mobile OS unless and untill some miracles happen in iOS.

    In India you can rarely see an Apple iPhone, but you can ffind an Android device in almost all pockets. Android is more popular among the mass population.

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    Android is making more money because it has something to offer to people with less money and people with more money. There are expensive Android devices and there are also cheap Android devices. Ios performs better though but as long as it is expensive, It wont be selling as good as Android.

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    It depends on the user, my experience with android has been horrible compared to that of iOS, so of course I'll pick iOS over android.

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    It's a matter of how much you can afford for a smartphone... And iPhone is not for every wallet... Android has that advantage, it's for the poor but for the rich at the same time. It offers oportuinities to everyone and provides products with very good quality and relation between price and quality!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluegreen View Post
    It's a matter of how much you can afford for a smartphone... And iPhone is not for every wallet... Android has that advantage, it's for the poor but for the rich at the same time. It offers oportuinities to everyone and provides products with very good quality and relation between price and quality!
    You are absolutely right and you explained it well. Yes, there is a direct relation between the price and quality in Android phones. In Android market there is something for everybody - rich and poor, a noob and an expert. The higher you pay, the better will be the quality of the device. But in iOS phones there are only limited options available as it is somewhat the monopoly of Apple. iPhone always comes with a high price tag and Apple can fix that because they are the only player in iOS market.

    But you need to be careful when selecting cheap Chinese Android models because low material quality. But they are also rich in features, but I doubt their durability.

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