Many people can become very defensive when it comes to the Apple vs. Android debate. However, should this even be a debate at all? When it comes down to it, both manufacturers are providing users with mobile phones which allow people to connect across the world.
The only real differences come in the way the networks operate, and whether they are open or closed, in the sense of a ‘walled garden‘.
Android servers allow independent app developers and markets, has a small profit margin and has many hardware manufacturers (eg. Samsung, HTC) meaning that the competition is tough. In comparison, Apple has total control over iOS and app developers and market, experiences a huge profit margin with each sale and has only one hardware manufacturer: Apple itself.
However, what is really important about the production of these devices is the fact that they allow us to connect to a mobile internet network. Without the transition to a mobile network, the way that society functions would be totally different.
So really, the whole Apple vs. Android debate is unnecessary. Stick to what you prefer, as long as your connected, you’ll be a part of the technological society we have become.
Catch ya on the flip side,