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Android VS iOS-Pros and Cons

The Smartphone OS scene is seeing a real slugfest at the moment with each OS trying to go one up on the other. With Symbian dying a slow death and WP7 still a relatively new entrant, the battle is clearly between Android from Google and the iOS from Apple. Both platforms have generated their maker’s impressive profits and market share. Here we look at the pros and cons of both ecosystems.

 

Android

Pros: Android is miles ahead of other OSes when it comes to multitasking ability. It’s a true blue multitasker’s delight. The notification system on Android is also the best of the lot. This comprises emails, updates from social networking sites and even various widgets. Applications or Apps, as they are better known, are vital to the success of an OS. The Android market for Apps is growing at a faster rate than even Apple’s, which has been the king so far in Apps section. Also no other OS has better social networking integration than Android, not to mention the freedom it gives the user in choosing suitable hardware.

Cons: The OS certainly isn’t the best optimized one around and it shows in the poor battery performance. So even though the batteries are getting larger, running time is not. Not everybody is comfortable with being asked to stick to Google when using their phone which is exactly what Android does. A user needs a Google account to use. Android is not even a decade old and we already have close to half a dozen versions of it, too much fragmentation one has to say. Desktop syncing is virtually absent here and the less said about carrier skins, the better.

iOS

Pros: iOS is hard to beat when it comes to media playing abilities, it is certainly better than Android. Although Android Apps are catching up at a faster rate, Apple Apps are still way ahead in terms of quality and quantity; at last count iOS users had a choice of more than 200,000 Apps. iOS has one of the best UIs around and it gets updates way faster than other platforms. Gap between development and release is minimal. Apple has incorporated desktop syncing in iOS and this is a big plus over Android.

Cons: The Apps store has been a success for Apple, no doubt. But it seems it will generate the developer’s ire sooner than later with its penchant for rejecting new Apps without giving any valid reasons. Android soundly beats iOS when it comes to the notification system; in fact no other OS can hold a candle to Android in that department at the moment. Another con has to be compulsion of using iTunes to sync any files to the phone. Apple had publicly rebuffed Adobe’s Flash support for iOS and general consensus is that it was not the best idea.

So, there you have it, a broad look at the pros and cons of both Android and iOS. There might be many agreements and disagreements but for someone who is confused between the two, the above might help make a clear decision.

This is a guest post by Dave who works for Invesp. If you would like to write for CallingAllGeeks, Check our guest posting guidelines.

15 iPad Pros and Cons : Think Before You Buy

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The Apple iPad is a revolutionary tablet and no doubt almost all the products Apple launched under their brand name in last few years, has become a huge success. Not only, technical people but also general brand conscious people are jumping for Apple product and buying it.

Without any doubt, Apple iPad is an amazing piece of device and if you happen to be a Tech savvy user, you can easily utilize iPad for it’s maximum productivity. Though, newbies who are just planning to buy an iPad, they are not sure of iPad pros and cons and if they should really invest money into buying an iPad. Specially, when there are many cheap android tablets are available in the market.

Before, I start let me tell you I’m an Apple lover and I don’t hare android. In fact some of the app on Android are truly amazing but when ever I talk about usability, I always found issues with Android tablets in term of app crashing and so on. Where as, iPad usability and user experience is amazing. I initially bought iPad, then upgraded to iPad II and now I’m looking forward to grab the new iPad. For a geek, Apple iPad worth every money and if you are a frequent traveler, having an iPad with data plan will keep you on all the time. And you will be able to do many important office work on iPad screen.

Here are few Pros and Cons of iPad , which you must consider before buying iPad:

Pros of Apple iPad:

  • 10 hour battery life
  • Built in Speaker and microphone
  • Awesome App Store with Pandora of iPad apps.
  • Wi-fi + 4G
  • Good inbuilt storage: 64 Gb, 32Gb, 16 Gb
  • Retina Display
  • A5 CPU for great performance
  • 5 Mega Pixel Camera
  • Facetime for Video conferencing
  • Video chatting at 30/fps
  • Assisted GPS

Cons of Apple iPad:

  • Missing Flash support
  • No USB support.
  • No Multitasking
  • No Drag and Drop file management
  • No SD card reader.
  • iTunes dependent for syncing with system
  • Can”t connect as disk drive to computer without apps.
  • Expensive compared to other tablet in the market.
  • Supports HD connector Kit but another $39 for the same.
  • Quick update will make your iPad look like old generation stuff.
Well, these are some of the pros and cons of iPad that I can think of. For budget conscious people, Android OS is great but if budget is not an issue and you need a tablet for performance, productivity, design and look, The new iPad has no compeition. It”s worth each and every penny you spend on it. After using it for one and half year, I have no second thought recommending you to buy an iPad as your first tablet.

You won’t get all the features in single device and iPad is no exception, What is your insight about iPad? Is it worth buying?