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Saturday, September 5, 2020

Here are 7 Reasons Why Android is Much Better than iOS

There is always competition in the smartphone world. And this, not only comes from various brands that are fighting each other to create the best smartphone version for them, but also from the operating systems used, namely Android and iOS.

Android Operating System (OS)
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Android itself is an operating system developed by Google, while iOS was developed by the technology giant founded by Steve Jobs, namely Apple. Both have their own advantages and disadvantages, but for many reasons, Android is far superior to iOS. Do not believe? Just take a look at the reviews below.

1. Customization

Android Customization Ability
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When it comes to customization, Android wins far on paper. Android allows users to use other third-party launchers on the Play Store. Everything can be customized at will, including the widgets you want to display on the homepage and what default applications you want to use.

Meanwhile, iOS does not like that by restricting users to customize its UI. Widgets can only be placed in a predefined place. Also, users cannot select "non-Apple" applications such as Google Maps or Chrome as default applications.

2. Variation

Android Smartphones Brand Variation
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Google does have some of its own devices. But unlike iOS, Android is not required to exist only on the homemade device. Android is made more of an open-source operating system with a wide selection of products such as those from Asus, Huawei, Samsung, Sony, LG, OnePlus and many more.

Meanwhile, iOS is only devoted to Apple devices, so there are not many variations of smartphones or devices. Within a year alone, Apple only released at least two or three new smartphones. Meanwhile, Android, could release hundreds to thousands in the same period.

3. Google Integration or Single Sign On (SSO)

Google Apps in Android Smartphones
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Apple is a company that prioritizes devices. Other software and services, however, are on the back line and a little neglected. In fact, so far Apple doesn't have an email service like Gmail or a video streaming service like YouTube. Apple and iOS always depend on third-party services, so there is no good service integration in them.

On the other hand, Android gets direct support from its developer, namely Google, by presenting services such as YouTube, Gmail, Drive and Google Assistant which are very well integrated. Users only need to log into one account and each Google-based application can be run easily without logging in repeatedly.

4. Download Limits

Android Download Apps
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Apparently, iOS does not only limit users in terms of customization, but also in terms of downloading applications. As of November 2017, Apple imposed restrictions on app downloads over the mobile network, which means that if the app to be downloaded is 150MB or more, iOS will not download it unless using a wireless network.

On the other hand, Android frees its users to download applications of any size, over the cellular network. And even if Android ultimately restricts users from downloading apps over a mobile network, users always have the freedom to go into settings and disable those restrictions.

5. Gaming

Android Smartphone Gaming
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In the gaming sector, Android is very supportive in many ways. Some of them include the Steam Link application for playing Steam games on Android, NVIDIA Shield TV - an Android-based console with a built-in screen and the presence of a number of gaming smartphones such as the Razer Phone, Asus ROG Phone and Xiaomi Black Shark.

Meanwhile, on the next side, namely iOS, there is nothing that can be superior other than the iPhone specifications that are capable of playing various games from the App Store, which are not as many as the Play Store. In short, iOS is not an operating system that fully supports activities such as gaming.

6. Multitasking

Android Split Screen Lead Multitasking
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Even though multitasking is said to be "much better" on iOS 12, the fact is that iPhone users still can't put two apps side by side on one screen. Users can only switch from application to application, via a 'recent' style like Android. Of course, this is very disappointing and out of date.

Meanwhile on Android, the flexibility to multitask is not limited. To use the split-screen feature, users only need to tap the Recent button, then tap the dual-window icon in the application. It can even be done very easily and can be used for many applications.

7. Google Assistant vs Siri

Google Assistant
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For this personal assistant problem, it is still a matter of restrictions. Apple does not allow Siri to be accessed on non-iOS devices such as Android and Windows 10. While Android, it is better to allow the Google Assistant to be accessible on many iOS devices, such as the iPhone and iPad.

Not only that, tests conducted in July 2018 showed that Siri was still far behind the Google Assistant in understanding and answering correctly. In that test, Google Assistant understood 100 percent of the 800 vocal questions asked, while Siri only managed to understand 99 percent.

Conclusion

So the conclusion that can be drawn from the above review is that Android is far superior to iOS in many ways - especially flexibility in customization and licensing across several services and features. How about you? Do you agree with the reviews above?

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