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 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.
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.
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)
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
7. Google Assistant vs Siri
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.
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?