Android Is a Smarter Mobile OS Choice Than iOS: 10 Reasons Why

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2013-03-12 Print this article Print
More Hardware Options Are Always Nice

More Hardware Options Are Always Nice

Although Apple has done a better job of getting hardware to customers with its three iPhone options and two iPads, Android is still far ahead. There are literally hundreds of products available for customers who want to run an Android device. And many of them work quite well.


Android and iOS are in a battle for outright dominance in the mobile business. However, these days, it appears that things aren't going too well for Apple. According to the latest market-share data for the fourth quarter of 2012, Android was able to capture 70.1 percent of the smartphone space. Apple's iOS trailed far behind with about 21 percent market share. Android's success is due mainly to its strong sales uptick internationally as well the many device options on the market. But Apple's iOS is still viewed as an equal option to many customers. But should iOS be held in such high regard? Apple's platform is certainly well-built, and its security is top-notch. But deciding to go with an Apple iOS-based device over Android isn't always the best option. As nice as the iPhone, iPad and iPad Mini might be they can fall short in comparison to their hardware competitors in some respects. Although Apple's software is a high-quality product, it lacks many of the features customers might find in Android. These days more than ever, a solid argument can be made for choosing an Android-based device over one running iOS. Here's why.


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