Google Android vs. Apple iPhone

Trying to find a reason to purchase an Android-based phone instead of an iPhone? If so, check out this article which describes the state of Android, the future and finally some applications you just can’t get on an Apple-powered phone. At least not today.

If by the way, Android phones from HTC are not your cup of tea, rest assured Sony Ericsson, Motorola, Samsung and maybe others will be coming out with their own Android devices as well. Oh, and don’t forget the ZZZphone.

To me, the plethora of Android devices may be confusing for customers and for application developers. I am unsure how applications for example will look on various screen sizes and form factors. I also wonder if not having tight control over the hardware will be a drawback for Android.

Remember that Apple has always controlled its hardware which means higher prices due to lack of competition but the flipside has always been a more than seamless operating experience.

So if you are leaning towards a Google Phone, the question you may want to ask next is when will Wal-Mart start carrying it? After all, word is out that the world’s superstore will be getting the iPhone to sell this very weekend. Hey, I am no genius, but wouldn’t this have been a better idea to do before Christmas?

  • Matt
    December 27, 2008 at 12:17 am

    I’ll admit that I rarely have my 8 GB model completed filled up, but my buddy bought the 4 GB model when Apple was closing them out last year, and it’s not really enough space. By the time you account for formatting and the operating system, you’ve got very little room for apps, music, and especially videos.
    The real question is how much longer before the 8 GB model can cost $99. Video takes up so much space, especially TV episodes and movies from the iTunes Store. If you’re going to put your own DVDs on the iPhone, you can optimize the size for the iPhone (which is smaller than Apple’s, which is optimized for the Mac/Apple TV). I wrote a post at Mac Guru Lounge covering how to do this.

  • denim
    May 26, 2010 at 7:13 am

    Android And Apple Were The Big Winners In Q1No its not officially supported but some of my known has tried it and after some change in configuration he was able to get Android on Apple…

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