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Android vs. iPhone – Quick Decision

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Some have asked me, “Should I get an Android phone or a iPhone”? Here is a quick infographic showing what I would recommend. Read on below the graphic for more thoughts.

Determining if you should get an Android phone or an iPhone

Determining if you should get an Android phone or an iPhone

My opinion is that a main distinction between Android and iPhone is that Android gives you many choices. You can pick your email software. You pick how often apps sync. You pick which store you can use to buy apps. You can install apps to change the way your home screen works or to automatically go silent between 9am and 5pm on weekdays. The list goes on. But, with iPhone, all these choices are made and the whole interface is kept as simple as possible. If you don’t want to play with settings… If you want someone else to make the choices so you don’t have to think about it, then go with iPhone.

As an aside, here are some things I love about Android that I never got on my iPhone. Customizable home screen widgets allow you to put whatever info you want on you home screen. With my iPhone, I was locked into only having a grid of app icons. Also, since there is app store competition, Amazon has now created an Android App Store that gives you a different paid app for free every day. This healthy market competition will propel Android.


Written by Jack Umano

May 18, 2011 at 3:20 pm

Posted in Technology

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