Android and iOS
The mobile phone has become our closest friend. He is always there, always ready to provide the opportunity to use the most modern and diverse means of communication. Today, a mobile phone does not just make it possible to make a call, today a mobile phone is an opportunity to always stay in touch thanks to numerous Internet services, the ability to work remotely, the ability to use the phone: as a music player, as a photo or video camera, and much more. While information technologies are sweeping the planet, over and over again surprising with a huge variety of mobile devices and software for them, the desire to get a quality product that can work stably and become a reliable partner remains unchanged.
The mobile device market is ready to provide a huge number of phones for every taste. The distinguishing feature is the operating system on which they run. This is the main thing to pay attention to. One way or another, the design can be deceiving, and it is difficult to understand before buying how convenient this or that device will be in operation. In addition, it is even more difficult to understand how convenient the operating system installed on the phone will be, and after all, it is with it that you will have to communicate using the phone. But making a choice is not as difficult and not as easy as it might seem, because advertising, marketing, consultants, whose acquaintances have different devices and each praises their own, are pressing on all sides. Of course, you need to buy the device to which the soul lies, and at the same time be clearly aware of what you are getting for your money.
At the moment, 2 operating systems compete in the mobile device market: Android and iOS. Both systems are similar and, in fact, provide the same services, but do it in different ways. I know many people who are interested in customizing their mobile devices, and they do not do it for the sake of achieving some meaningful goal. I call this - tuning for the sake of customization, because, although these people are directly related to IT, the result is a rather dubious result, which again requires some work, because none of them is a programmer, and has no idea how it should work this or that mobile application.
All this endless customization seems like an endless game and a pretty popular game at that. For the sake of this exclusive game, people buy their own phones based on the Android operating system, and they also call it freedom. I was also interested in setting up my Android phone, but after a week this interest disappeared, and I wanted it to just call and work stably. I have already passed the age when I wanted to change the design of my phone every day and set fashionable melodies for incoming calls. The state of the battery, the usability, and the reliability of the system are important to me. In my opinion, life is too short to waste precious time setting up your own phone. I want professionals to customize my phone for me, and I, in turn, could use a complete solution.
Naturally, there is no question of Android stability, if you install many applications and configure everything as you like. As a result, the phone may reboot arbitrarily, the function to answer the call may disappear, the alarm clock on the phone may not work, and many other things may start working unpredictably. When buying a phone based on the Android operating system, you always have to make any changes at your own peril and risk, be it installing programs or setting up the operating system. Of course, not everything is so scary, and if you adhere to the standard settings, everything can do without special consequences. One of the problems of system instability is the sheer number of devices that Android has to run on.
The fact is that the Android operating system is free, and numerous mobile device manufacturers install it on their mobile phones and send it on sale. As a result, on some phones, the application works properly, but on some, it may not start at all or it works incorrectly, for example, adversely affecting the device’s battery. For this reason, in the Google Play store, you can quickly return the purchased application and the money spent on it. Separately, I would like to note that the quality of applications for Android leaves much to be desired, and almost anyone can publish an application on Google Play. As a result, lack of censorship and poor quality of applications.
Thus, choosing a phone based on the Android operating system, you receive an unfinished solution, and it remains to hope for updates that will help eliminate numerous errors. Unfortunately, the manufacturers of Android mobile devices are dropping support for their phones rather quickly, which means that the phone will no longer receive any updates. Alternatively, to get new features or fixes, you will have to look for alternative versions of Android for your phone, collected by talented students or small studios. Also, do not forget that installing unofficial Android versions will void the phone’s warranty.
iPhone has become a revolutionary product in the mobile market. Apple brought a certain standard that is used to this day by all manufacturers of mobile devices. Now the entire workspace on the phone is taken up by the screen. Reading the mail, browsing the Internet, communicating on social networks has become much more convenient. But hardware is nothing without software on it. And Apple understands this better than anyone else. Apple has developed the iOS operating system, especially for its mobile devices. Thanks to this, the iPhone has become a very high-quality product with great potential.
Great design, good build quality, and a stable iOS operating system make the iPhone a top seller, and every time Apple introduces a new iPhone it breaks all sales records. You can talk a lot about what a good phone should be, but first of all, it should make and receive calls, and if it can provide me with the opportunity to work remotely, view documents, take a few pictures or somehow help me in solving my everyday tasks, it’s just great. The question is, how does he handle it. When I started using the iPhone, I was amazed that you can not restart it for months, you can install as many programs as you want, and the phone does not start to slow down or freeze.
Using iPhone, you do not have to worry about the alarm on your phone not going off, or while listening to music, programs will close unexpectedly. You don’t have to think about the phone rebooting during the conversation, or the “answer the call” button will disappear from the screen at the right time. All iOS applications go through a fairly strict selection and only those that have passed the test are included in the App Store. Thus, anyone who wants to be able to place an application in the App Store, which makes it possible to receive only high-quality applications. In addition, promotions are constantly held in the App Store, when applications for some time become much cheaper or completely free, it remains only to download it on time.
The iOS operating system is very friendly and anyone can easily figure it out without outside help. iOS is a closed operating system in terms of configuring specific parameters, for example, there is no way to adjust the refresh rate of the screen. But how can an ordinary person know what the standard refresh rate should be !? In my opinion, this should be done by engineers, and the end-user should receive a complete solution, which is what the iPhone is.