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The argument that Android is popular because it’s cheap rather than because it is good has been bouncing around the interwebs for years now. Is the platform’s success based on price?

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Some crafty sleuthing has revealed that Android users access Facebook more than any other operating system. With 192 million monthly active user accounts, Android has a huge lead over it’s nearest competitor iOS with 147 million.

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As we all know, the mobile landscape is stiff with competing ecosystems. With Android and Apple leading the way, Windows is intent on making a strong showing. Amazon has their own ecosystem, but can something so tightly controlled be a long-term success? While we may never see a truly dominant ecosystem, the new battleground that is mobile will be a vital one to gain the lead.

Apple vs Android

We’ve heard a lot of criticisms about Android as a platform, including fragmentation, patent infringements, a copycat mentality, and a platform that has been made cheap by the proliferation of inexpensive, low-end devices. But a recent interview with a venture capitalist has brought Android criticism to a whole new level.

android-vs-ios

The Android platform is completely dominating the smartphone market. Is it because Google is getting better at design faster than Apple is getting better at web services? We take a look at Android’s rise as Google improves the platform while Apple sticks with the same old tried and tested combination.