Deathmatch: iPhone vs Android

Who’s do you crown king in the smartphone war?
(i.e. Totalitarianism vs. Anarchy).

The iPhone (play /ˈaɪfoʊn/ EYE-fohn) is a line of smartphones designed and marketed by Apple Inc. The first iPhone was unveiled by Steve Jobs, then CEO of Apple, on January 9, 2007,[1] and released on June 29, 2007. The 5th generation iPhone, the iPhone 4S, was announced on October 4, 2011, and released 10 days later.

An iPhone can function as a video camera (video recording was not a standard feature until the iPhone 3GS was released), a camera phone, a portable media player, and an Internet client with email and web browsing capabilities, can send texts and receive visual voicemail, and has both Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity. The user interface is built around the device’s multi-touch screen, including a virtual keyboard rather than a physical one.

Third-party as well as Apple application software is available from the App Store, which launched in mid-2008 and now has over 500,000[2] “apps” approved by Apple. These apps have diverse functions, including games, reference, GPS navigation, social networking, security, and advertising for television shows, films, and celebrities.

There are five generations of iPhone models, each accompanied by one of the five major releases of iOS (formerly iPhone OS). The original iPhone was a GSM phone, and established design precedents, such as screen size and button placement, that have persisted through all models. The iPhone 3G added 3G cellular network capabilities and A-GPS location. The iPhone 3GS added a compass, faster processor, and higher resolution camera, including video recording at 480p.

The iPhone 4 has a rear-facing camera (720p video) and a front facing camera (at a lower resolution) for FaceTime video calling and for use in other apps like Skype. The iPhone 4 featured a higher-resolution 960×640 display; it was released on June 24, 2010. In the U.S., AT&T was the only authorized carrier until February 10, 2011, when a CDMA version of the iPhone 4 launched for Verizon. On October 4, 2011, Apple announced the iPhone 4S.[3]

The iPhone 4S added a higher resolution camera (8 megapixel) with 1080p video recording, face detection, and video stabilization, a faster, dual core processor, support for both GSM/UMTS and CDMA on one chip, GLONASS support and a natural language voice control system called Siri.[4] It is available in 16 GB and 32 GB, as well as a new 64 GB capacity. In the United States, it was announced that two new carriers, Sprint and C Spire, would begin carrying the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S in October and November 2011, respectively.[5]

Android is a Linux-based operating system for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers. It is developed by the Open Handset Alliance led by Google.[9][10]

Google purchased the initial developer of the software, Android Inc., in 2005.[11] The unveiling of the Android distribution in 2007 was announced with the founding of the Open Handset Alliance, a consortium of 86 hardware, software, and telecommunication companies devoted to advancing open standards for mobile devices.[12][13][14][15] Google releases the Android code as open-source, under the Apache License.[16] The Android Open Source Project (AOSP) is tasked with the maintenance and further development of Android.[17]

Android has a large community of developers writing applications (“apps”) that extend the functionality of the devices. Developers write primarily in a customized version of Java.[18] Apps can be downloaded from third-party sites or through online stores such as Google Play (formerly Android Market), the app store run by Google. As of February 2012 there were more than 450,000 apps available for Android, and the estimated number of applications downloaded from the Android Market as of December 2011 exceeded 10 billion.[19][20]

Android was listed as the best-selling smartphone platform worldwide in Q4 2010 by Canalys[21][22] with over 300 million Android devices in use by February 2012.[23] According to Google’s Andy Rubin, as of February 2012 there are over 850,000 Android devices activated every day.[24]

50 Replies to “Deathmatch: iPhone vs Android”

  1. gamer hellomrn

    Apple has better hardware, since when exactly? Tell me then why I can get an android handset for £230 with three times the ram, double the clock speed, double the cores for a quarter of the price. (this phone is the Oneplus One if you are wondering) Apple is not on the forefront of technology as they lead you to believe, you iSheep are brainwashed by the media.

  2. Legendz Modz

    Lol everyone is talking about iphone vs android. Which is better? First of all iphone would not be better because the only 2 features it can do is basically faster speed, and better apps, but some people say that also the way the phone looks is better. In my opinion it doesn't matter about what the phone looks like or how beautiful it is because the main thing is that as long as you have a phone that is nice and not ugly. One phone can be better looking than the other but again they all look great! Stick to the one you like best! Lastly, the android has better features and the phone is cool still lol, but remember its not all about looks of the phone its about features of what it can do best! Android takes the win! 😀

  3. Rams495

    Looking like its at least 80% android on here. The two coasts like iPhone like they do Obama and look at that choice, what a train wreck!

  4. Rams495

    Android by far. May have to deal with compatibility but don't have to pay to take it out of my pocket. All iPhone is I is the cool brand of jeans in school. However the cool brand just costs more for the name only not quality or function!

  5. machia0705

    I have a New Jersey Bell rotary telephone on my kitchen table. Apps? If I need the weather I look out the window. Need a stock quote? Turn on the TV. Camera? I have an old film camera. YouTube and internet? Have an old 8mm movie camera and a telephone book. Game Apps? I have a deck of cards a monopoly board and a chess board, or I can play Bacci Ball-with the old Italians in Branch Brook park back in the old neighboorhood. I will buy one of these devices when it can change a flat tire.

  6. Scoots

    Not at all. Android is faster and so much more customizable. Plus, it has true multi-tasking and widgets. Also, Google Play may have little restrictions to what goes up on there, but that also means there are a lot of more ambitious apps. Also, if you honestly ran into problems with virus-like apps on Google Play, you didn't read reviews or research the app.

  7. Zenn

    Apple has a better operating system. That is why I switched to iPhone. I'm tired of my shitty Android crashing all the time. -_- and half of their apps on the Google Play store are viruses.

  8. stylybeats

    its simple.. Android does everything an iPhone can do
    but the same cant be said the other way round
    Windows have copied iPhones restrictions leaving them stuck in the blocks
    iPhone does less than all other phones, but costs more.. explain that one :/

  9. Alex DK

    And it's not because i hate Windows computer. I just dont like the new software they just made, and almoust any Windows devices running Windows 8. So i'm gonna try Mac now, and see how it is 🙂

  10. MrGor21

    I can freely say that android is better because I had two iPhones ( 3GS,4S ) and they are both nothing compared to my new HTC one X!

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