Latest trend: Android dominates iPhone in the UK

April 9, 2011
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According to the study for digital banking provider Intelligent Environments, Android has just become the most dominant smartphone in the United Kingdom. Based on the research made, 28% of smartphone users own an Android rather than iPhone and BlackBerry that have totals of 26% and 14% respectively. Android just dominated the iPhone and BlackBerry with more than four million Britons over 18 years old using it. Beat that!

The battle for smartphone supremacy is already beginning to feel like one of those blowout sporting events where it’s just about pointless watching. It has been already a trend for quite a while now. We already heard news in the past that Android is better than iPhone or iPhone is way too much for Android. Either way, the verdict is still up to you.

Here are some pros and cons of the Android and iPhone.

Android

Pros:

  • Most Android smartphones have a removable battery, thus allowing users to secure an extra battery and swap them out.
  • Almost all Android smartphones have the capability to have an SD card, permitting extra storage.
  • Highly customizable with widgets, live backgrounds, and more
  • True multitasking
  • Android has exceptional integration with Google Apps.

Cons:

  • A steeper learning curve compared to the iPhone
  • There is no automatic sync between the Android and your PC or Mac, thus you need to install a third-party application or manually sync your Android and computer.

iPhone

Pros:

  • The simplicity and usefulness of the App Store is what really makes the iPhone come alive.
  • More apps available than on Android
  • Arguably a simpler, easier UI than Android

Cons:

  • Only one form factor
  • Expensive and reputed to be easily damaged
  • The iTunes synchronizing limitations

These are only some of the pros and cons of the Android and the iPhone. Now, decide for yourself -which do you think is the better platform?

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