Android powered mobile phones seem to be the only real competition to the iconic iPhone. The latter has a fanatical following that is well deserved; they have earned it with a lot of innovations, intuitive interfaces and great product quality. But as popular as iPhone might be, the Android is constantly reminding us why it is such a dangerous opponent. There are a number of things that iPhones are doing that Android is simply doing better. Let’s take a look at some of them.
Browsing the internet seems to be at the top of the list, which is rather significant, seeing that most people choose to buy a smartphone in the first place because of the fact that it should enable them to access internet wherever and whenever they want. iPhone has been adamantly sticking to the Safari browser, and this might turn out to be quite a bad decision. While Safari is a relatively good browser in other respects its inability to run Flash might present a bit of problem for some people. It wouldn’t be too big of a deal if you could just run another browser on the phone, but you can’t. This is troublesome for a lot of users and it is really surprising that Apple is ready to just ignore this problem. Android, on the other hand, not only has an incredibly fast and reliable default browser (capable of running Flash, of course), but also gives you an option of using a myriad of alternative browsers, some of which are more than excellent.
Another thing that Android seems to have over iPhone is the customization options. There is simply a ton of them. The longer you use the phone the more ways you will eventually find to make the experience more enjoyable and efficient. You are given several desktops that you have an instant access to and that can allow you to perform most actions that you might ever need in just one or two steps. Widgets that you can place on them will give you instant access to you social networks, text messages, or whatever else it is that you need. One of the best aspects of this is that you can have instant access to some of the actions that would require you to navigate several menus on the iPhone, for instance often used connectivity options. Even though iPhone’s interface has received a lot of well deserved praise, it is simply not as customizable.
Android is also offering a superior and more comprehensive notification system. You will be given all of your notifications in the Androids notification bar, while iPhone would require you to open a certain app in order to see new information related to it. This is especially handy with social networking apps; you won’t need to open Facebook every time that you want to check if there is something new that needs your attention. You are also given the option of choosing what you want to be notified of, so that you are not clustered with unnecessary information. For some people this might be the thing that will tip the balance on the side of buying the new Samsung Galaxy S instead of iPhone 4S.
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This post is written by Mayer Melissa on behalf of Mobile Shop, best online mobile store in Europe.