Android Vs iPhone OS Pros and Cons

When it comes to finding the right operating system for your smartphone of choice, you are going to want to be sure that you look at the pros and cons of each. In this article, we will be going over some of the benefits of iPhone’s operating system (iOS) and Android’s operating system. Wiki is a great source of information to give you a solid foundation to the history and development of smartphone devices.

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The good thing that a lot of people like about iOS is that it is a called ecosystem. This means that everything is pretty much locked down. The good part about having such a closed operating system/ecosystem is that everything is pretty much thoroughly smoothed out regarding functionality and performance. Therefore, every application that you download is going to be specifically designed for your phone, and the bugs are going to be worked out sufficiently almost every time. It also means that there are fewer chances to get your phone infected with malware or viruses.

The bad thing about having a closed ecosystem and the operating system is the limitation of options. Not only are you going to be stuck with a couple of phones to choose from that are pretty much identical outside of physical size, but you are also going to have limitations on features, functionality, and the overall look and feel of your phone as well due to having fewer customization options.


When it comes to Android, a lot of people like the fact that it offers virtually limitless customization. It also offers users the ability to use the phone how they want to through these options. Another good thing is the fact that there are a lot of different hardware to choose from if you want to go with an Android phone.

With that being said, with such an open ecosystem comes the potential for trouble. Not only are you going to have to deal with fragmentation with applications not working on specific devices or running poorly on different devices, but you will also have to deal with having less security with your device overall.

In the end, each of the operating systems offers their unique pros and cons. It ultimately comes down to what you prefer in the end.