have all followed in the footsteps of Apple’s phone in making a mobile with a large touch screen.
However, this phenomenon can be a double-edged sword. Google’s move to launch Android may, in the future, be detrimental to the iPhone operating system. The reasons may be several, as an argument in the extended entry.
It should be noted that Google, when it launches its services, does not do so blindly . Failures such as the ones Microsoft has had with SoapBox, among many others, are not usual for the quintessential web search engine company. Thus, Android is a strong bet for a mobile operating system .
Android is also open source , which gives it many features that the iPhone OS 3.0, being a closed system, can not have (or that Apple does not want it to have, simply). Android can be present in all the mobiles you want, with a simple agreement between companies. Thus, several Android phones can form an “alliance” against the iPhone, which could affect sales . And this alliance has more and more models and more manufacturers.
Not to mention the price and contracts required to get an iPhone, which seems completely excessive to many people ; while in the case of Android phones are more flexible, offering cheaper rates and can get the phone free more easily.
To show how Android works, our colleagues at Xataka have made some video analyses of the behaviour of that system on the HTC Hero and HTC Magic phones, which you can see below:
Of course, Apple has its weapons to defend itself. The first and most powerful is the App Store , the business that has gone from being a proposition to developers to offering more than 50,000 applications and 1.5 billion downloads. Despite being a closed shop, it has achieved incredible figures in its short life. Other app stores that try to imitate the App Store, such as Android’s, are nowhere near the enormous activity of Apple’s app store .
The second, technology. To date, personally, I haven’t tried a multitouch screen with as much sensitivity and smoothness as the iPhone , so starting to use another multitouch phone after using an iPhone gives a feeling of using a rough and hard screen. Not to mention, of course, the excellent design of the phone.
So we have a war between two sides: On my right, an open operating system that can win many users in a short time because of its great adaptability. On my left: A visually appealing, highly intuitive operating system with the big business of the App Store. The future will tell us what happens to each side .
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