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By: Tara Anderson
Android and iOS have been the major leaders for businesses but if you can remember some time ago the only device workers would ever consider is the Blackberry. Although some may think Blackberry is still the best for them because of their focal point of email and their QWERTY keypad and let’s not forget their newest software, Blackberry 10. But still due to the hurdles that Android and iOS have overcome, they have gone above and beyond the contributions of what Blackberry has to offer.
If you are in the market for a new smartphone, which one peaks your interest, Android or iOS?
The iOS does not have much to offer when looking at the appearance selection of smartphones, they all typically look the same, just each new one offers better options with a big price tag. Alternatively, Android has an immense availability of handsets with a wide variety of prices.
Both Android and iOS present sufficient email experience. They are easy to use in terms of email and with each one you can compile more than one email account into one inbox. With this feature it can either make your life easier or a lot more confusing, but at any rate you have the option of choosing this feature.
When working with Android, whether you are on a social network or email account, it can seize those phone numbers and addresses. They are then carried into your contact list for easier access when trying to get in touch with the right people. On the other hand, iOS could span out to be a little more easier to use but it doesn’t give you as many options in terms of pulling data from social networks.
In software upgrades, iOS wins for being the most trouble free. Whenever there are new updates, iOS automatically pushes the new software right to your device. All you have to do is back up your data and install the new software. Since there are number of diverse smartphones for Android from a variety of manufacturers, this makes the process a little more difficult. The manufacturers do their own adjusting when they receive a Google update and then it is sent to the different models of devices, which takes more time. In your workplace, you could have a vast assortment of Android devices and you will find that each device will get their software updates at different times.
Here is another downfall to the Android. There are no security measures built in, so this means that malware and viruses can easily access your device if you don’t have a good security app. On another note, the iOS system is safe and has hardware encryption that shields off any viruses and protects your personal information and data.
Also take into account that iOS software and hardware are both built by Apple, while Android is built by separate manufacturers, sometimes across the world. So it is hard to expect the same rank of compatibility.
Since there is new software coming out for iOS (iOS7) and Android (4.3) in the near future, it makes coming to the conclusion to my question, a little harder to decipher.