The mobile phone market has turned into a constant battle between Apple and Android, both with devout followers on each side. The first iPhone was created in 2007 and in retaliation Google created theOpen Handset Alliance which now has 84 firms included in the alliance.
The main difference between the two is Apple is closed whereas Android is open. What I mean by that is when you buy an Apple product what you buy is what you get as your end product. Apple’s philosophy is to create something stylish and something no one can do anything to besides from Apple. There is money in an proprietary system if you have excellent apps, user interface and content more money can and will be charged.
Android is a open source Linux based operating system. It has an active community who is enthusiastic about making new additions to operating system, the most popular one being CyanogenMod. Android endorses the freedom and flow of information, this style usually contributes to quicker updates and innovations. It also has endless connectivity and sharing options through any app you want, as well as being able to easily customize your phone.
Android has overtaken Apple in terms of popularity and is continuing to rise. Personally I will always be on team Android but different things are for different people and both have their pros and cons.