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Is Android Or iOS Best? The Answer Is Very Simple

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Android or iOS, which should you choose? Believe it or not, it really doesn’t matter whether you choose to go with iOS or Android, and here is why.

For some people which of the operating systems they choose will come down to one thing and that is what they are tied to already.

Anyone who doesn’t own an iOS or Android device will be starting off with a clean slate as they don’t have ties to any OS. In this case the choice would be down to personal preference.

Each of the operating systems has their good and bad points and there isn’t much to choose between the two of them. I was brought up around an iOS background – original iPhone, but then I moved on to the Google Nexus One and was soon set up and amazed at how much it resembled the iPhone.

When it comes to usability there is not much to separate the two. If you have the time to spend exploring your chosen platform then you will have no trouble with whichever one you choose. Neither of them are hard to learn, however iOS is the easiest to get along with.

If you use iTunes or you rely on Google services then this may sway you one way or the other. You could choose to leave iTunes behind or you could decide that Google integration is not important.

If you are the owner of an iPhone or you have an Android phone then it is worth sticking with what you already know as you will have apps that you can transfer to your new device. This was the case when I recently upgraded to the LG Nexus 4.

However on the other hand you could have both iOS and Android as there is nothing wrong with diversity when it comes to technology. However you may wish to take the following into account.

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  • You may get confused when switching between the two platforms
  • Discrepancies seen in the platforms could annoy you. For instance you may wish that Swype was available on your iPad.
  • The subtle differences between the apps on each OS.

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Of course when it comes down to it, it’s your money and whichever you choose you will enjoy once you have learnt how it all works.

Cecelia has the patience of a praying mantis. She spends the day sifting through press releases from all the major brand’s PR reps. From the most ridiculous announcements to those you really want to know more about, Cecelia makes it a point to skim through as many daily as possible so you won’t have to.