Android vs iOS



  • What are the best advantage of the Android over iOS?
    What makes the people love to use iOS?
    Any good comments from every users regarding the usage of these two different OS in their Phones or Tablets?



  • iOS: Very standard, closed source, made by Apple, only available on Apple mobile devices, exists only with full vertical integration.

    Android: Non-standard, open source Linux, made by Google, modified by nearly everyone who deploys it, available on nearly any mobile device, exists without vertical integration.

    So the high level features are...

    iOS focuses on stability and Apple ecosystem which results in heavy lock-down and simplicity.

    Android focuses on flexibility and power which results in instability, incompatibility and complexity.



  • If you want power and flexibility, the ability to install anything that you want, to not be locked down in any way then Android is the choice for you. You have tons of hardware and software to choose from.

    If you want a device that just works, is supported top to bottom by a single vendor and limits your options to only a handful of hand chosen and approved apps and only a few well maintained devices, then you want iOS.



  • I use....

    iOS for mission critical devices, namely my phones. Every phone in our family is an iPhone. We need them to work all the time, every time.

    Android for our entertainment devices which include a gaming and leisure tablet for every family member and two television connected devices that are used for gaming and media.



  • I always recommend iOS to almost everyone.

    It's simple, it works, and there is always a version of the app you are looking for.

    Like your local bank probably has an iPhone app. Maybe an Android app. Almost definitely not a Fire app.

    Other than the iPhone and iPad I've been an Apple hater most of my life. But I recently acquired a Mac, and I have to say I can see why people like it. Plus since I already have the iPhone and iPad, it just adds to the experience of the connected ecosystem.

    This is on a personal level, of course. I cannot speak to the corporate pluses/minuses of either OS.



  • How the devices plays important role in daily life???



  • @Lakshmana said:

    How the devices plays important role in daily life???

    I can't imagine how anyone lived without mobile phones, let alone the mobile computers we have in our pockets today.



  • Any good apps that can be used in both iPhone and Android Devices.?



  • I have an android tablet and phone in the house for testing but I am purely IOS for my usage.

    IOS just works even if my power goes out here at the house. I can still do my job from my phone/tablet with no issues at all.

    Android does have a lot of cool things that it does. But only if you want to spend the time and effort to play with it. There is no business need that I have found to doing that.



  • @Lakshmana said:

    How the devices plays important role in daily life???

    This seems like a funny question - what role does your TV play in your life? What role does your home phone play? your laptop? etc.

    While several of these things have universal uses - individuals will of course find specific uses for themselves.

    What role does my phone play in my life?
    gives me access to Mangolassi, Facebook, Email, Chat clients from nearly anywhere I happen to be.



  • @Lakshmana said:

    Any good apps that can be used in both iPhone and Android Devices.?

    There are a ton of apps on both platforms - this question is so generic there really is no place to start. There are Email apps on both, WiFi scanning apps, web browsers, spreadsheet viewers/editors, document viewer/editors, etc.



  • Any apps to transfer large files in bluetooth from android to iOS



  • @Lakshmana said:

    Any apps to transfer large files in bluetooth from android to iOS

    I think that you should step back and ask why you would even want to do this. What is the actual goal?

    Remember, iOS is not designed to store files at all. What would you do with files on it?



  • I am having one .iso file in android phone,my friend needs to transfer the .iso file to my friends phone.
    How can i do it by an app without using bluetooth?



  • I have issues with every mobile OS.

    As they have matured, Android and iOS have become significantly better (by orders of magnitude) than their early days.
    No multitasking in iOS any one?

    iOS devices get updates for longer than Android devices.

    I have recently borrowed an iPad Air from work and I quite like it. This is coming from really hating iOS for a long time.
    I have an Android tablet that is a few years old and it is no longer receiving updates and is slower than a sleepy Hutt going up a greased hill (but that's a relatively early Android tablet).

    Android devices are usually less expensive than iOS devices.

    They both seem to offer app and entertainment stores that are on par with each other.

    I think that there is less differences now and personal preference and what you are willing to pay are the two most significant factors in choosing a device today.

    Always try a few different devices before settling on one.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @Lakshmana said:

    Any apps to transfer large files in bluetooth from android to iOS

    I think that you should step back and ask why you would even want to do this. What is the actual goal?

    Remember, iOS is not designed to store files at all. What would you do with files on it?

    Exactly. Assuming the same user owns both devices, you can setup OneDrive on both, and place the files in OneDrive and you now have access on both devices.

    If the devices are owned by different people, you can put something in OneDrive on one of them, then create a sharing link to send to the other person, and then provide the link to them, they add the file to their OneDrive, and bam, they have the file.



  • Android does still offer good tools for admins like WiFi sniffing tools that Apple doesn't allow (that may have changed, I haven't checked in a while).



  • @Lakshmana said:

    I am having one .iso file in android phone,my friend needs to transfer the .iso file to my friends phone.
    How can i do it by an app without using bluetooth?

    You are repeating WHAT you want to do but not saying WHY. An ISO is useless on an iPhone, so WHY are you trying to do this? What is your GOAL.



  • @nadnerB said:

    Android does still offer good tools for admins like WiFi sniffing tools that Apple doesn't allow (that may have changed, I haven't checked in a while).

    Still very true.



  • @Lakshmana said:

    I am having one .iso file in android phone,my friend needs to transfer the .iso file to my friends phone.
    How can i do it by an app without using bluetooth?

    How large is the ISO? Why is one friend using their phone as a memory stick? Why would the second friend want the ISO on their iPhone (it's not useful to the iPhone - well I suppose it could be a movie rip - but then you'd need some way to - wait just stop.. why do they want an ISO on their iPhone?)



  • @Dashrender said:

    @scottalanmiller said:

    @Lakshmana said:

    Any apps to transfer large files in bluetooth from android to iOS

    I think that you should step back and ask why you would even want to do this. What is the actual goal?

    Remember, iOS is not designed to store files at all. What would you do with files on it?

    Exactly. Assuming the same user owns both devices, you can setup OneDrive on both, and place the files in OneDrive and you now have access on both devices.

    If the devices are owned by different people, you can put something in OneDrive on one of them, then create a sharing link to send to the other person, and then provide the link to them, they add the file to their OneDrive, and bam, they have the file.

    Yup, doing this makes way more sense and is how these devices are designed to be used.



  • I am having one ubuntu OS in my phone(Android) and my friend needs to copy it to his phone for using the ISO file for making the file as bootable in his pendrive.so only trying to transfer the file to his phone.



  • @Lakshmana said:

    I am having one ubuntu OS in my phone(Android) and my friend needs to copy it to his phone for using the ISO file for making the file as bootable in his pendrive.so only trying to transfer the file to his phone.

    But you can't do that with an iPhone, right? We are missing how this is useful in achieving what you are stating. What good will the ISO be to him on his iPhone? How will he use it?



  • For example, if he has the ISO file on his iPhone, how will he then write that to a USB stick? The iPhone can't move the file to the USB drive. So what purpose is the iPhone playing here?



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @Lakshmana said:

    I am having one ubuntu OS in my phone(Android) and my friend needs to copy it to his phone for using the ISO file for making the file as bootable in his pendrive.so only trying to transfer the file to his phone.

    But you can't do that with an iPhone, right? We are missing how this is useful in achieving what you are stating. What good will the ISO be to him on his iPhone? How will he use it?

    again, exactly.

    Why put it on his iPhone, the ISO will have to end up on a Windows/MAC/Linux machine so you can create the bootable pendrive.



  • My friend is having laptop in his home and will transfer the ISO file to his laptop.
    After copying the file he will make the file as bootable.



  • So why isn't a USB stick useful?



  • @Lakshmana said:

    My friend is having laptop in his home and will transfer the ISO file to his laptop.
    After copying the file he will make the file as bootable.

    Can you do that with an iPhone? How will he get the file from the iPhone to the laptop? Maybe you can do this, but I am unaware of it being possible.



  • Does the friend with an iPhone not have a memory stick with them?

    Assuming everyone has good internet access in all locations, this is what I would do.

    Android user uploads the ISO to google drive or OneDrive. Shares the file with the iPhone friend. The iPhone friend goes home and from laptop downloads the ISO from the link provided by Android friend.

    Now the file is on the laptop.



  • The iPhone can be connected to laptop by any USB cables???


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