Enterprise Mobility: Switch From Android to the iPhone: 10 Reasons Why

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2011-11-18 Print this article Print
Notification Center Is Superior

Notification Center Is Superior

Prior to the launch of iOS 5, Apple was criticized for not offering a reliable notification system to users. When they would try to look up friends on Facebook or write an email, they would be interrupted by alerts, text messages and other annoyances. However, Apple fixed that issue with a new Notification Center in iOS 5. And although it was late to the space, it's a cleaner, more reliable option than Android's own notification system.
It might not be the most popular opinion in Google land, but switching from an Android-based smartphone to the iPhone now might be one of the best moves consumers or even enterprise users can do right now. As nice as Android-based handsets are, they're not iPhones. And by the look of things, no Android handset vendor is even coming close to launching a device that could match the iPhone in features or market appeal at any point in the near future. Of course, asserting that people should drop Android devices for the iPhone might belie some of the changes taking place in the mobile space. According to most research firms, Android's market share is growing and will continue to increase in the coming years. So, it would seem that consumers are voting with their wallets by choosing Android over iOS. But that's not the full story. Currently, Apple's iPhone is the best-selling smartphone model in the world, and there isn't a single vendor that can even come close to matching it on a smartphone-by-smartphone basis. When that information is taken into account, it appears that many customers agree with what was said above: When choosing a smartphone, Apple's iPhone is the top choice. Flip through the following slides to learn more about Android, and why devices running the operating system just don't cut it when pitted against the iPhone.
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.

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