The battle of the operating systems has been going on for the better half of the past decade since the introduction of the iPhone in 2007 and the subsequent release of the first Android phone in 2008. Both Apple and Google have very different philosophies in regards to the way their companies operate and the way their systems operate. While Apple has a closed ecosystem with their own products that are all produced internally and are not able to be altered, Google have created an operating system that has been released as a free software license that can be used by anyone. This widens its market greatly allowing companies such as Samsung, Sony, HTC and Motorala create devices to use this operating system on. This system allows more ideas and development within this operating system allowing it to be improved upon constantly because of the ability to manipulate and control it.
In 2016, Android dominates the market with 85% of smartphones being on the Android system. This leaves very little room for any other operating system to come into the battle of the operating systems as Windows OS and Blackberry OS lose popularity making Android and iOS the most used. The huge difference between the number of users between Android and iOS calls to question whether Apple need to change their tactic or should we just accept there is probably never going to be one holy grail operating system used by all.
When it comes to technology we are all pretty devoted to one of the other, so, iOS or Android? (let’s be real, Android is better)