1More Hardware Options Are Always Nice
2Open Source Matters Quite A Bit
The idea of open source is often forgotten when determining Android’s value, but it’s an important consideration, nonetheless. Because Android is open-source, vendors can create their own experiences on top of the operating system. Some enterprising users can modify Android to customize their own software experience. It’s a great thing that Apple doesn’t tolerate.
3Pick a Carrier, Any Carrier
With Google’s latest Android Jelly Bean launch, the company delivered something sorely lacking in iOS: multiple user support. That means that one person can log in to the handset, log out and then allow another person to get in without changing anything on the previous username. Multi-user support might not be a huge selling point, but it’s one that matters to many customers—especially enterprise users.
6No App Advantage
7No Apple Control Over Apps
Speaking of apps, Apple has been criticized for having too much control over what’s acceptable and what’s not allowed in its App Store. Although Google does vet apps in the Play store to some degree, its policies are by no means as onerous. In other words, you’ll find many more apps in Google Play that you won’t necessarily find in the App Store.
8Apple Haters, Rejoice!
Although much of the attention in the technology industry focuses on the cult-like love people have for Apple, it’s important to point out that there are many people who will not buy a product from the company under any circumstance. If a customer happens to fall into that category, it’s an obvious decision, isn’t it? Choose Android.
9A Device the Fits Into Any Buyer’s Budget
Price matters in the mobile space. That’s why Apple is selling three iPhones that range from free to $399 with a two-year contract. However, in the Android ecosystem, there are far more price points for customers to chose from. There are free Android-based handsets, but there are also products on sale for $50, $100 and $200. High-end products might hit $300. Android delivers broad choices for customers looking for the right price.
10It Goes Beyond Tablets and Smartphones
If all the other reasons aren’t enough to get you to opt for Android, perhaps you should consider this: The operating system is running on products other than tablets and smartphones. Android is now available in cars, refrigerators and several other products. More importantly, Android devices can easily communicate with others. So if you want a truly connected living environment, Android delivers.