I know I’ve already made one of these posts a long time ago, and I figured since I got my self a Nexus 7 tablet I thought I should add more reasons as to why I like Android over iOS. Keep in mind that I do not actually hate iOS ….. I FUCKING DESPISE IT!…. just joking. I think iOS has it’s good sides. However lets stay on topic, and you never know I might make a post on why iOS is better than Android.
Google Account Integration
One of the best things about Android is that if you have a Google Account (Gmail etc) then setting up the Tablet or Phone takes little to time. Then you can download your entire App collection and use them straight away. A lot of the stock apps are made by Google so it’s no surprise that having a Google account makes things easier.
Better App store.
Personally I find the Google Play store much easier to use because it’s so better organised and it looks better than iOS’s App store too. Finding Apps is no problem at all, not to mention how quick the downloads and installs are. When I had my iPod touch I had to wait hours for an App to update over WiFi, but Android on a crappy 3G signal can update an app in seconds.
Android Updates are quicker and better.
When Android has an update, I get notified right away, and I don’t need to use any 3rd party software to update the devices either. I just press update, and within 5 minutes my device has been updated and ready to use once again. With iOS updates can take hours, last iOS update I did for my iPod touch took three hours …. seriously. Android updates also add more functaionality when compared with the updates to iOS.
Also worth mentioning is that any apps are automatically optimized for the new update. This is not the case for iOS.
Adnroid Devices have more power for pound (£)
When I purchased my Nexus 7, I got myself a nice and powerful 7″ tablet. Only cost me £200. Android Devices are like the PC’s of the Mobile world. Many types of devices to choose from. With Apple your stuck with what Apple offer. Not to mention that Android actually makes full (or better) use of it’s hardware than iOS.
You can customize Android to suit your needs. Don’t want an app? Just uninstall it. Simple. Tell me can you uninstall stock apps from iOS without Jailbreaking? …. I didn’t think so.
Suppports multiple accounts (Jellybean on Tablets)
My Nexus 7 supports multiple accounts. So if someone else wants to use my tablet with their own settings and prefernces. They can do no problem. Can iOS support multiple user accounts? ….. NO!
Better Task management
Now you might ask why anyone would want to “Manage” tasks on a mobile device. Well that’s simple. … Battery life. Android has a task manager which allows people to actually quit/close any apps they have open to conserve battery life. Can iOS do that? Enjoy having your battery drained at the end of the day iOS users.
Task management also prevents applications from consuming data, so when your on 3G you don’t have to worry about background apps eating away at your data. So iOS users, how much did your last 3G bill cost?
Can use phones as portable WiFi hotspots.
When I am out an about I can make my phone into a portable WiFi hotspot, which is great if I need to do something on a bigger screen. iOS sadly cannot do this, unless you jailbreak it of course.
No need to jailbreak
Most of the stuff on iOS that you cannot use unless you jailbreak are enabled out of the box on Android.
Widgets to me are important. They might seem like something stupid but in fact they are very useful. It saves having to open up an app to view things like E-mails and tweets. You can view them right from the lock screen or home screen. Tell me can iOS do this? I don’t think it can. Again all this on Android can be done without jailbreaking.
Say you don’t like touch screen gaming. Hook up your PS3 or Wii remote via bluetooth and you can use them as controllers. No wires, no docking needed. iOS has only one controller for it, and it only works with certain games and apps.
Expansion and other peripherals.
Most Android devices support expansions of some kind. For example, on my Acer Icona Tab I can hook up a USB keyboard, a Flashdrive for extra storage or something else completely. I could even add an extra memory card to it, increasing it’s storage space. With iOS devices your stuck with what Apple give you, and thus you need to manage your media/files more.
When I used to have my iPod touch unajailbroken it was crashing all the time. In some cases I’d have to restart the device which on an iOS device takes ages. I thought Apple were the best but when they update iOS older devices get sluggish and slow to the point of where they become unusable.
With Android updates are optimized correctly for as many devices as possible, because the update is tweaked by each company to work with their specific devices. Android has never once crashed or slowed down since I started using it over a year ago.
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