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Difference Between iPhone and Android

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iPhone is Apple’s touch screen mobile phone (also known as a smart phone). Its newest permutation, iPhone 3.0 4.0 offers a wider range of features than its predecessors, and offers formidable competition on the market. The iPhone offers an expansive Applications Store, full of features that users are able to download for a fee, or gratis. This smart phone comes complete with a comprehensive search feature, that seems far more sophisticated than its competitors, including Spotlight search engine, and the ability to search within mail, contacts, and the calendar.

The Android (also known as the Google G1) is Google’s first smart phone controlled through an Android. This smart phone also comes with its share of applications, though not contesting the Apple iPhone. The Android comes complete with a pull down ‘window shade’ notification area, which makes users privy to multiple alerts. Basically, any number of virtual alerts – Twitter replies, missed calls, an upcoming appointment, etc.- can all be drawn up at the same time using the drop down shade feature. On the contrary, the iPhone offers a pop up screen when such alerts occur; forcing the user to have to end whatever activity he or she is performing – including a phone call.

As Apple controls all the hardware of its iPhone market, it can perform any number of tasks to improve the use of the phone. Quite simply, this means that the iPhone comes with standard accessory support. Google’s Android is simply an operating system that, while able to run on multiple platforms, doesn’t give the user access to any sort of complimentary support for any of the accessories themselves. The Android, therefore, can run on a multitude of handsets, all with differing configurations, making control difficult.

Though lacking in the proper control to give users accessory support, the Android comes with comprehensive MMS support. There are also stellar background processes; however, these processes tend to overexert the battery. Apple’s iPhone comes with its own set of background processes that aren’t as intense, therefore spare the battery a great deal of wear and tear.


1. The Apple iPhone comes with an expansive set of applications, available for free or for a small fee; the Google Android comes with a smaller package of applications.
2. The Apple iPhone comes with a feature to alert the user of any missed instances, though this feature forces the user to prematurely end whatever action he is performing; the Google Android comes with a drag and drop screen that alerts the user of any occurrences ,but allows him to continue his actions.
3. Apple controls all of its hardware, and it is therefore simple to perform the necessary accessory maintenance; Google’s Android is simply a platform that functions on different platforms, and doesn’t allow for easy accessory support.

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