Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Android vs. IOS

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Operating systems was never as user friendly as today. This has been achieved by the fierce competition between developers and software companies. Today, in the wireless industry, Android vs. IOS is the hottest debate as they are the two leading mobile operating systems. 
When IOS was introduced in 2007 by Apple, it was very low level in terms of its features as compared to the current version. However, it only supports the Apple devices such as Iphones, Ipods etc. Apple enjoyed much success with its devices as they had revolutionized the mobile phone industry. Despite slower processors of apple devices, IOS feels faster to most users because Apple prioritizes the user interface over everything else. However, several surveys suggest android sometimes does not run fluidly but it has a lot to do with you device, version of android and what you run on it.
From a security point of view, both IOS and android have traditional access control such as password and idle screen locking to protect the device. To limit processes having access to sensitive data and system resources a permission based access control is used by Android i.e. a set of permissions are requested while installing each application. Moreover, both systems have some built in functions to resist web based attacks.
Like many other products, there is a lot to consider while deciding the best mobile operating system. Apple is user friendly but it limits the consumers in device customization. On the other hand, android is not as user friendly but it is more appealing to those who want more freedom with their hand-held devices. In the end, like everything else in the computer industry, the choice of which OS better suits an individual depends upon the kind of usage and user requirements.