The Android vs. Apple iPhone:
It’s all about “open source” or “closed source”.
Android is considered open source, which basically refers to it’s code being from the ‘Android Open Source Project’ (AOSP) allowing users to use this code and come up with their own operating system and other aspects such as using apps that don’t have to be approved and features such as layering apps over the top of each other to use at once.
But what about Apple’s iOS ‘walled garden’, the closed source operating system? It may not give the user as much freedom in customisation or access to apps and code, but it is security-safer and better protected.
But the debate isn’t really about what product is better than the other on paper. It’s about user preference – would you prefer to be able to tinker with the operating system to customise, or are you just happy to use the iOS system which provides greater security?
Regardless of the fence you sit on, both sides have it’s benefits… so can we leave it alone already?