An iPhone. Or an Android. And then which type of Android. You know what? There’s no real difference.
A few years have passed already. Android has launched its latest salvo in the smartphone war in the looks of a Samsung Galaxy S3 and an HTC One X. The next round is reserved for Apple with its pending release of the iPhone 5. What treasures will it bring with it? Who really knows – whatever they are, people will go to the store to get one.
I hate the iPhone. My wife has one. It doesn’t work for me. People tell me it is because I am a sophisticated user and this phone is for the rest of the world. It is a simplistic answer that I can’t accept.
My view? It is a matter of getting used to it. I have been using an Android for 3-4 years now. Can’t leave home without it. No other reason:
- It is not the apps. Everything I really need I can find on Google Play. The difference in the amount of apps probably lies in the graveyard.
- It can’t be the built, the design or the looks. Apple is even suing vendors over that one, so they are probably similar enough for most of us.
- It isn’t even the openness of Android for me – my phone isn’t jail broken. And if that isn’t enough, it is under a contract from a local carrier.
It is probably because I am entrenched in Google’s apps. But even that isn’t enough – there are good enough alternatives with apps that connect to Google or to similar services by its competitors available on the iPhone.
In the end of the day, you can’t really tell the difference between the two: One has a better camera. The other has a useless Siri service. Both will upgrade the camera and have better voice assistance within a year – I am sure of it.
Android or iOS – take your pick – they are the same.