Tech News 10 Reasons Why Android is Better Than iOS By Sufia Banu Posted on February 11, 2016 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr Like any popular technology, both Android and iOS have their own strengths and weaknesses. Both have diehard fans and equally voracious opponents. With the world going gaga over Apple iPhones, iPads why would one want to be an Android user? The thing is, despite whatever the iPhone users say, Android beats the world’s most popular phone in a couple of areas. There a couple of things those only Android users are able to enjoy. For instance in Android one can tweak the user interface, change the icons on individual icons, and do stuffs with widget whenever you want, among other things. Can the precious iPhone do these? Here we are going to list some shortcoming of the Apple platform and see if that changes your perception and you decide to shift from iOS to Android. 10 Reasons Why Android is Better Than iOS: Larger Storage for Less Cost The latest high-end Apple phone are iPhone 6s and 6s Plus that offers 16GB of internal memory. Now the iOS9 requires 1.3GB, and the high definition camera is going to eat up a lot of place with the picture and videos its takes. As far as gaming is concerned, popular iOS games can end up eating 1 to 2GB per game, leaving behind very insufficient storage place for anything else. If you want more memory then you’ll have to purchase 64GB of storage by adding another $100. Whereas if you buy an Android in the same price, you’ll have at least 32GB of internal storage and an option to extend storage with a micro-SD card that come really cheap Customizable Interface Android devices allow interface makeover where you can easily move the icons around, ban apps to the Application Drawer, group app together in whichever way you like. At Android you can use apps like Beautiful Icon Styler to change the icons in your Home Screen. Although iOS now offers a few little perks in the interface, there’s much freedom to perform the above functions. Besides, you can also get various launcher apps in the Google Play Store that’ll help you tweak Android interface. ALSO READ: Best Lock Screen Apps for Android Higher resolution Screen Available Back when iPhone 6s and 6s plus was launched, Apple had a tagline here they said, “the only thing that’s changed is everything”, although the screen resolution seems to be stuck to where it was years ago. The iPhon6 Plus came out in 2014, as Apple’s first full-HD phone, two years after the first High Definition Android handset debuted. Since then Android sets like Sony Xperia Z5 and several other major Smartphones have come up with 4k display. While iPhone is still stuck with 1334 x 750 or 1920 x 1080 resolutions. App Management In the ‘Setting’ menu of an Android device, you can go to ‘Application Manager’ from where you can do several things like force quit the app and uninstall it or disable an app, and clear its data or cache. Further more you can choose your default app for example, make Opera Mini your default search engine instead of Google Chrome. When it comes to iOS, to force-quit an app you’ll have to go to the App Switcher and to delete it you’ll have to by long-pressing it on the interface or through iTunes. And your default apps are pre-decided. Split-screen Multitasking You must have been through that scenario when you need to use two apps at the same time but you can’t. You’ll need to first come out of whatever app you are using then tap and enter the app you want to use and then revert back again. For some LG and Samsung users, this isn’t an issue. Few of their handsets have made multi-tasking a standard part of their interfaces. For Apple iOS, nothing as such exists. Larger Security Options With Android you can swipe, make a pattern across a grid of dots, use PIN of four or more numbers have Android scan your face, and there are provisions for fingerprint scanning and super long passwords. In iOS you’ll get only half of these feature options like swipe, fingerprint scan and four digit PIN password. That’s all. Added to these when you encrypt your Android device, the OS requires you to set a PIN or pattern which helps in case you ever lose your Smartphone then the web-based Android Device Manager will be able to track it down. Universal Sharing Sharing a web page from your browser, or a photo in your gallery to an app, or a map in your navigation app, is easy with Android where you can share to any service whose app you have installed. But in iOS you can share only to the apps that the browser, photo gallery or other app specifically support. For example while using Safari, you can’t share stuffs with Google+, WhatsApp or Pinterest because the browser doesn’t support those services. ALSO READ: Top 10 Dating Apps for Android OS Installing App from the Web One of the most amazing things that Android allows you to do is install app from the web browser. All you’ll need to do is type in “play.google.com” from any web browser, log in with your Google account, and hit Install. But with iOS you’ll be directed to iTunes or the mobile App Store app on a device. Additionally if you want to get your hands on a beta app waiting to be launched at Goggle Play then you can go to the trusted source and then sideload it on to your device. Maps After the disastrous launch of Apple Maps, you don’t have to think twice that the Google Maps offered by Android devices are far better. Although Apple may have fixture their Maps, it still has a long way to go before it can match it strides with that of Google Maps. Android Provides Full NFC Support An NFC has three modes – peer-to-peer mode that lets two Smartphones swap data between hem, a read/write mode in which one active device picks up informations from a passive device, and a card emulation, in which an NFC device such as a Smartphone can be used like a contactless credit card. But for several years now, all Android phones have come with NFC chips built in. Although now the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have incorporated the NFC Chip, they can be used only for Apple Pay. ALSO READ: Moto G Second Gen to Get Android Marshmallow Update Wrap Up: Android has a large user base and is more flexible and customizable that iOS. We hope our comparison here as to why Android is better than iOS has been some sort of eye opener. iOS isn’t the beginning and the end. Given a chance, Android can be quiet good. So will you make the shift from iOS to Android?