Android vs. iOS

This has been a long debate. Very long debate. 

Ako naman eh alam na kung ano mas ok sa kin.

Siyempre bago mapunta sa choice na yun, a recap of these mobile OS platforms.

iOS is made by Apple, ah they have itunes, at facetime as notable features. Safari ang kanilang web browser then simple interface of icons, at isa lang ang hard button, the home button. Walang iba mobile manufacturer ang pwede maglabas ng iOS unless it’s from Apple. Iphone, Ipad, Ipad mini and ipod touch are the hardware na may ganito. Based on my sole experience sa iOS kasi sa ipod touch, sobrang malinaw yun screen at the best ang sound output, for mp3 or mp4. Paano pa yun flac, at other higher audio files. They claim has the largest collection of apps in the mobile cyberspace. Totoo naman yun, kakaaddict ang mga game apps nila. Mortal Kombat, Fruit Ninja, Plants vs. Zombies, Temple Run at iba pa, even that orange game, naaddict din ako. hehe Pero pagdating sa productivity apps, such as office, or movie player, they are still crap. Dahil na din sa hardware and of course iOS wants have these apps paid. Kahit na nakuha mo yun movie player, it won’t play na malaking avi or mkv files. I think wala pa ata silang MX player. At VLC nila is crappy.

MS Office, kailangan mo bilin or yun office suite released by other developers. Ang hirap mag edit sa touch, eh lalo na siguro sa 4inch nila. Actually talong talo sila kung di lang maganda yun mga game apps nila. May exclusivity kasi sa iOS, kaya yun ibang games, wala sa android, even today. May nagkaroon na sa android but very late. Maganda sa iOS, there is jailbreak! Caution lang sa jailbreak, expect magloloko yun apple product mo, but di ata nakaka effect sa hardware. By the way, pagnasira, restore settings lang at paayos na sa apple. hehe

Android is made by Google, yes the world’s biggest and only one reliable internet search engine.  The more popular perhaps kasi ang strategy ng google eh ibigay yun main code nila ng OS sa mobile manufacturer tapos ayun na, sila na bahala magcustomize. Parang 80% of the smartphone or tablet market eh naka android thanks to that strategy. Well, as the ongoing legal battle persists, eh ang UI ng android is almost the same with iOS, with the difference na may home UI, unlike sa iOS na lahat ng apps nakalabas. Sa Android, dalawa UI mo, lahat ng apps, tapos may UI sa main launcher na nandun ang mga gusto mong apps. Which is very very useful. Apps store has also the large collection of apps, second to iOS pero maraming useful apps.

Apps that I need are here at ang the best part, libre!!! hahaha Ngayon ko lang nalaman na may jailbreak din ang android pero di ko alam kung papano. Anyway, sad part lang sa apps store, yun mga gustong apps mo, baka wala dito, especially games kasi hawak naman ng iOS. Bad trip di ba? hahaha Maganda sa android since its customizable, eh nasa lahat ng phones siya, mapa china phone, mid range, high end and even showing sa not known manufacturers. Kaya ganun siya kadominant. Benefited naman ang manufacturer at google with this strategy, yun nga lang sa kaso like Samsung vs. Apple, parang lugi samsung dun. hahaha Kasi sila lang yun nagkakaso ng infringement not Google. Anyhow, we don’t care.

Alam mo na kung ano pipillin ko di ba? Android, but not that in a wide margin. First off, iOS has a better sound quality, I mean, ilan na hawakan ko android phone, kaunti lang na handset na nakamatch sa iOS sound quality, pang audio phile kasi ang quality ng iOS than android. May mga handset that can match pero sobrang high end ang phone like G2, S4 and S5, Z1 and HTC One. Others like mid range, naku malabo kasi shure pa na 4 driver in ear pa, panget pa din ang sounds na mapapakinggan mo. Kaya I’ll give a credit to iOS for sounds. Apps din, hinahanap ko sa android yun Mortal Kombat, Street fighter at wala. hahaha Well, a lot of games nasa iOS at iba kasi yun quality and interface ng games sa iOS than android, so may points dito ang iOS. Simple interface at very responsive ang touch ng iOS, well dahil na din sa hardware ng iOS kasi, the display eh madaling sundan naman ito, lalo na sa settings ng phone, madaling kalikutin at sundan. I’ll give credit to iOS.

Pero ang mga letdown sa iOS ang talagang lumayo na ko. Una, mahal ang gamit ng apple. May mura, ipod mini na pang takbo or running, di naman pwede lagyan ng apps. hahaha O iba ginagawang relo. Weird but if you want itouch, labas ka ng 10k. Mahal! Kahit yun 5th gen na itouch na dati gusto ko magkaroon pero ngayon because of the flicks, parang ayoko na. 14k lang naman siya. Iphone 4S, grabe, may 13K pa presyo na second hand? eh pang Optimus G or G2, or S3 na yun ha. Eh paano pa yun 5s na brand new? A whopping 28k-30K pa din? 4 inch well invincible casing, pero ganun na lang? No way! hahaha Sad but true. I don’t want spend money so much just to go into trend or well they say it’s the best but I don’t think so.

Android ang winner for me kasi una sa lahat, at sobrang eto ang reason bakit sulit ang android… Useful apps and some gaming apps are free!!! Kingoffice at MX player, VLC player are damn free.. Wohoo!!! Watching films are darn easy. Dalawa ang movie player ko kasi due to subs eh. hehehe King office, wow pdf with MS office reader and edit eh libre. Minsan dito nga ko nagtype ng blog tapos transfer na lang sa desktop! =) Saka yun UI na sinasabi ko, dami kasi di mo gusto makita, pwede mo customize, do it yourself kung baga na di kaya ng iOS. hehe Although yun UI eh sa sobrang daming function, minsan may napipindot ka na di mo alam, kaya may learning curve dito ha. Saka sige bigay na natin for the selfie people sa iOS for the camera quality, ang android eh depende sa phone. 8mpeg yun sa phone ko but doesn’t look like one. hehe Pero ang panalo dito eh presyo. 28K-30K na phone iphone 5S eh dalawang phone na yun sa Android, pwedeng isa pang holdup, isa pang high end. hehe Kaya yun or minsan dual sim na lang na mahal na phone, di naman aabot ng 20k yun lalo sa local brands? Naku may uwi ka pa.

Kaya Android ako, despite some letdowns, eh ok lang. Mura at nandun naman ang mga kailangan ko, kaya let’s say this is more bang for the buck than iOS. However, dami talagang fan base ang iOS so I won’t blame them leaving apple and go for Android. Kahit may reports na marami na lumilipat, but there are many opting to stay with iOS despite pricey value.

When it comes to hardware, of course sa android, well that’s between apple vs the other manufacturers. Apple should really like bend down a bit and if they don’t want to give iOS to other providers, then they can just make lower end models, not 5C. hehe Yun talagang mura at malaking screen, mababasa lahat ng video files and other stuff na kaya ng android. Kopyahan lang pala labanan, edi gawin na nila. hehe Kahit sa tablets, I mean they can do it. Kaysa nakatengga lang ang malaking $150billion cash assets nila na di alam ang gagawin. hehe Well, if they want to be dominating or at least dikit sa android or Sammy, then all they need to do, ibahin yun strategy nila such make more affordable products than thinking of how to lower cost of making an iphone for a larger profit. Pathetic strategy. Very…

I know they signed bigtime sa china thinking they will get more customers in the biggest market in the world. Well sino bibili sa kanila na presyo ng iphone eh sweldo na nila parang 6months. hahaha Grabe, but anyway gusto nila yun.

Sa Android, keep on doing this, baka lumaki lead niyo sa iOS at sana yun mga apps aggressive ha, iwasan ilock ni iOS ang mga apps. Continue the strategy and innovate na din, not through glass or car. hahaha But UI or updates, or even the stock apps yun camera, gallery and movie player.

Android for the win! =)

The debate won’t end..

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