Android FroYo or iPhone OS4.0: Which one is better?

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With the latest release by Google, the Android version 2.2, commonly known as the FroYo, a heated battle, or we can call it a war, has started between Froyo and i-phone OS4.0. For those of you who don’t know what is i-phone OS4.0, it is a mobile operating system marketed by Apple Inc. and forms the default operating system for the i-pods, i-pads, and i-phones.

Apple’s latest version of OS, 4.0, has been in the market for beta testing since April, and has created quite a craze for the technology lovers, but with the release of Froyo, a slight change in the scenario may be expected. Most of the users, who have already used both of the operating systems, would have come to know about the pros and cons of both, but for them who still haven’t used either, here is a quick review for them.

Multitasking

This feature has long been supported by the Android, and has just recently been taken up by i-phone OS4.0. But, although the latter has been late in this regard, a very cool feature, which can make quite an impact, is that the battery charge is not consumed due to data calls from suspended applications. But this is not the case for Android, where battery charge drains with flying feet when a number of applications are working, even though when they may be suspended.

Applications

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In this field, recent market results have shown that the Android suite of apps stands in no comparison to the Apple store. Supported by over 200,000 applications, some of them being very unique, the Android apps market offerings are clearly washed away.

Browsing

In this aspect, Google’s Froyo has proven to be very strong against its competitor. Google has claimed that Froyo’s browser is to be the fastest in the world, and this boastful remark is well supported by independent speed tests. Though it has been found that the Froyo’s browser sometimes gets confused by banner ads, this browser has seriously outperformed the iPhone’s Safari browser is speed.

Flash Mobile

One of the most sought after feature of the Android can be stated as its support for flash. Flash content can easily be loaded and played with satisfaction on a Nexus One, which you can see by clicking here. Along with this, there is even the option to choose on whether to download flash content, rather than playing them automatically. This is very well appreciated by users who do not prefer flash as it may hamper the browsing speed. But whatever may be the case, at the end of it all, there does remain an option for its users, so what’s the harm? Even then, the speed can improve with successive updates as well.

Voice Control

In this regard, both operating systems do support the use of voice in controlling your smart phones, but there is seen a huge gap in performance between the two. The Android’s voice control feature is not only very advanced, but also supports command and voice recognition in different languages.

Music, Photos, Movies

In this field, the iPhone OS has beat the records. From music to videos, this OS makes the device a complete entertainment box and provides very high quality of photo-viewing experience rather than the similar priced Android OS.

This leaves us at a crossroad- which one is more proper. The choice shall vary between individuals, but if one is looking for a Wi-Fi hotspot device and faster connectivity, then probably you might land up at the doorstep of Android, but for quality experience of entertainment, the iPhones OS4.0 is a good option.

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  • Aditya

    I like the comparison, but Android is faster than iPhone….