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iPhone vs Android: Is Jelly Bean Or iOS 6 Better?

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One of the biggest debates in the world of smartphones right now is whether Android 4.1 Jelly Bean or Apple iOS 6 is the best. If you are debating between phones like the iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3, here are something’s that you may wish to consider.

iOS 6 vs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean: should you go with an iPhone 5 or Android?

iOS 6 is intuitive and it is very organised. However this streamlining means that some of the tasks that you would do quickly in iOS 6 would take just a few seconds in Jelly Bean. Jelly Bean is the more open OS and you can customise it more than iOS 6, hence setting it up to match your usage patterns.

Apple has given out an apology for their Apple maps, which has replaced Google Maps. Therefore if you rely heavily on your smartphone for navigations, you may be wise to choose an Android phone like the Samsung Galaxy S3 or HTC One X, which still has the Google Maps app.

If you want your handset to talk to you and be helpful by way of a virtual assistant, then you might like Siri. It is simple and fun to talk to, with iOS 6 expanding its abilities to now launch apps. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean has Google Now of course which is similar but minus the humor and easier usage (this though means lesser functionality with Siri).

iOS 6 now comes with integration for Facebook and Twitter and you can post updates outside of the app. In the case of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, you can integrate it with pretty much anything. We’re talking about not just social networks but anything you download from the Google Play Store. While this is awesome, yu have to be aware of what you install on your Android device as it can take over any of the native functions.

The speed of iOS 6 used to be awesome and something which Android couldn’t match. However Jelly Bean has earned a great deal of praise and now is on par with iOS 6 thanks to features like Project Butter which make the browsing experience of the interface much more smoother.

If you are still unsure about which of the operating systems is the best for you, your best bet is to get both handsets in your hand and try them out by navigating around them. Basically Android offers unlimited customisability while iOS 6 just works off the bat.

Alex customizes his cars and smartphones like its going out of fashion. Jumping between Korean and American, not only does Alex provide in-depth reviews but he usually hangs on to the models for some “real world testing” weeks at a time.