Apple VS Android

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Android is better than Apple.

That statement automatically sets off millions of ‘tech savvy’  across the world into over drive. Advertisements are filled with showcasing how ‘great’ Apple is, however in comparison to android, it proves incredibly meager. The aim of the iPhone was for it to be innovative, for it to include many different components within the one device. It wasn’t meant to be like your PC but more like an iPod that you can take phone calls on and can access the Internet on. It was the revolutionary all in one device that has changed the world through the technological convergence from iPod to iPhone.

Android was around because Apple introduced the iPhone, however it wasn’t recognised as a smart phone due to the fact that the phones with android technology were not touch screen, however companies such as LG and Sony did develop to touch screen quite early. As far as innovation is concerned, android is the better phone. This is due to the fact that the various android designs are very customer friendly and allow a large market of customers to adapt to the smart phone. Whereas, with apple its very specific and can prove difficult when first learning how to use it, especially towards an older audience.

For example, the iPhone has a specific amount of memory that when purchasing the phone you have to evaluate how much memory you think you will use and whether you can deal with the standard 16 GB model or pay an extra $50 a month just for the 64GB. Whereas, with android you are able to change the memory card to whatever size you want for a fraction of the price.

Android phones also have a removable battery, which makes paying to fix them simple. Also, if an android phone is dropped in water it is more likely that it will get fixed due to the fact that you are able to remove the battery and sim card which makes it easier to dry the inside of the phone.

However, no matter how much more innovative and technologically advanced android is, Apple is the more successful business due to the fact that a large chunk of the market finds their products more aesthetically pleasing as opposed to Android.

References:

http://www.businessinsider.com.au/android-phones-versus-iphone-2015-1?r=US&IR=T#android-phones-dont-force-you-to-keep-all-of-your-apps-on-one-of-your-homescreens-like-iphones-do-12

https://moodle.uowplatform.edu.au/pluginfile.php/543866/mod_resource/content/2/Jenkins%2C%20H.%20-%20The%20cultural%20logic%20of%20media%20convergence.pdf

yupnet.org/zittrain/2008/02/20/introduction/

http://dschool.stanford.edu/sandbox/groups/designresources/wiki/36873/attachments/74b3d/ModeGuideBOOTCAMP2010L.pdf

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4 thoughts on “Apple VS Android

  1. Hi Kathryn,
    You’ve made some good points as to why the iPhone is not as good as the marketing makes it out to be. I think this blog could’ve been elevated even higher with reference to open and closed technology, as beyond just simple iPhone flaws that’s a difference that definitely sets them apart! Also maybe a killer meme to really bury your case against Apple? Well done though 🙂
    Cheers
    Ruben

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  2. Hi Kathyrn,
    I loved this blog post! I am an Apple user however your points on the benefits Android phones really made me consider my next phone choice! I was pretty clueless about what the hype was about Android’s but you’ve summarised these perceived benefits in a clear and concise way. I loved your opening statement – Android is better than Android, which from a marketing view, is very eye catching, and made me want to read more. I also really loved your simple yet powerful meme. The only thing I can fault is the fact that your references aren’t alphabetised- which makes the post look more professional. Looking forward to reading more of your work!
    Thanks
    Maddy

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