iOS verse Android?
Apple stole the march on its Android rivals when it released its first generation iPhone. Successive releases of the iPhone supported but the iPad have kept Apple at the forefront of the smart phone market for half a decade. Most, if not all, Apple’s success can be attributed to Apple’s late CEO, Steve Jobs, whose vision kept the company well ahead of its competitors. In a little under 12 months since Steve Jobs stood down as Apple CEO, Android devices manufacturers have begun to reassert their once famed market position. Devices such as the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Motorola Razr and the HTC Sensation XL have begun to reignite consumer passion for Android.
But what is the real difference between and iOS (iPhone) and Android devices? The answer is not a great deal from an end user viewpoint. However, from the developer perspective the differences are significant. iOS developers program in a language called Objective C, while Android developer’s use Android. It is quite rare to find a single developer who is proficient in both programming languages. If you do, don’t let them out of your sight.
One of the major differences between the devices is application availability. The Apple App store still has many more applications than Google Play but this will not always be the case.