Difference between Android and iPhone
Android is an operating system for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers. It is developed by the Open Handset Alliance led by Google. Google purchased the initial developer of the software, Android Inc., in 2005. The unveiling of the Android distribution on November 5, 2007 was announced with the founding of the Open Handset Alliance, a consortium of 84 hardware, software, and telecommunication companies devoted to advancing open standards for mobile devices. Google released most of the Android code under the Apache License, a free software license. The Android Open Source Project (AOSP) is tasked with the maintenance and further development of Android.
The iPhone is a line of Internet and multimedia enabled smartphones marketed by Apple Inc. An iPhone can function as a video camera, a camera phone, a portable media player, and an Internet client with email and web browsing capabilities, can send texts and receive visual voicemail, and has both Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity. The user interface is built around the device’s multi-touch screen, including a virtual keyboard rather than a physical one.
Some of the main differences between Android and iPhone are
- The Apple iPhone comes with an expansive set of applications, available for free or for a small fee; the Google Android comes with a smaller package of applications.
- The Apple iPhone comes with a feature to alert the user of any missed instances, though this feature forces the user to prematurely end whatever action he is performing; the Google Android comes with a drag and drop screen that alerts the user of any occurrences ,but allows him to continue his actions.
- Apple controls all of its hardware, and it is therefore simple to perform the necessary accessory maintenance; Google’s Android is simply a platform that functions on different platforms, and doesn’t allow for easy accessory support.
- The iPhone is as proprietary as Apple can possibly make it. If you like what Apple wants to give you in the iPhone, you’ll never notice. But, if you want more than what Apple wants to offer you, you’re out of luck. Take Adobe Flash, for example. Adobe would love to let you view Flash videos and play Flash games on an iPhone, but Apple will have nothing to do with Flash. Android is far more open. If there’s an Android application out there, even if it’s not in Google’s official Android Market, you can download, install, and run it.
- The downside of anyone being able to build Android applications is that some of them, perhaps as many as one in five Android applications, have security holes in this at this time. This is not good for Androids. But iPhone is very very best in security features.
- If you want an iPhone you have to buy it from Apple at their price, whereas several vendors offer Android phones and more will be arriving shortly.
- If any body wants to know how the iPhone and iOS handles things. That is not at all possible for any one to know. Apple design engineer’s job is to make sure you’re going to love the interface and how it all works together. But in Android any one can know and download widgets appear or what the interface looks like.