[PPOTW] Which do you think is better, android or ios?

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Which one is better, android or ios?

  1. android

    76.3%
  2. ios

    18.2%
  3. Other (please specify)

    5.5%
  1. T-hug
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  2. TheZoc

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    As long as you get Android updates fast enough (I love Google Nexus), it's awesome!
     
  3. BlackWizzard17

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    I hate how my brother has a galaxy s 1 and I have an iPod 4th gen and some older games still lag on my iPod but on his they run smooth.
     
  4. Nathan Drake

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    I gotta say, Android is definitely superior. From a serious business development standpoint, I guess it can be kind of annoying trying to make a game that works on several different versions of Android while simultaneously supporting the many different pieces of hardware out there that make up each different Android powered phone or tablet. From an everyone else standpoint though, Android offers a level of customization that Apple refuses to offer with iOS. The ability to change to custom ROMs, install an app from absolutely any source that gives it, and to pick just the right phone that offers the hardware and features you need to be inherently present for yourself is fantastic. You can't experiment like that with iOS. You can't pick from a plethora of different iPhone models that may offer the hardware you desire, and the functionality you require.

    About the only thing that iOS has on Android, really, is that it gets some "major" game releases that Android doesn't. Beside that, I'd say Android has grown into a significantly better OS. I'd call it the clear winner.

    Edit: Just to note, the only Android stuff I have is a smartphone several years old that doesn't support newer Android in any form, and a tablet that will likely never make it beyond Cyanogenmod7. I have yet to have any issue in enjoying what Android has to offer.
     
  5. TemplarGR

    TemplarGR Gaming expert

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    There is a difference between Android OS vs IOS, and Android devices vs iOS devices.

    In terms of OS, i believe both have advantages/disadvantages. Android is open, cheaper, more programmer friendly. IOS is FAR MORE EFFICIENT in terms of hardware resources... But it is a walled garden, and objective C sucks :P

    When comparing devices, there is absolutely no question, Android devices are cheaper AND more, far more powerful. They have also more/better features.

    Apple devices still have the best gpus though*........

    *And their user interface feels a lot snappier because of it.
     
  6. chris888222

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    I'm soon going to migrate to Android as my main platform, mainly because iOS doesn't support some of my files unless I jailbreak. On android I can do whatever I want to view and access these files. Android devices also come in lots of varieties. I plan on migrating to the Galaxy note 3 once it's out.

    I have to acknowledge that the iOS ecosystem is still a lot more superior than Android (IMO), but I have to give android the thumbs up here because of the openness.
     
  7. Felipe_9595

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    How old? I am running ICS in my shitty Galaxy mini and i am having a blast playing Metal Slug at full FPS with a wiimote lol
     
  8. Nathan Drake

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    It's a Droid X that I received from a friend who upgraded about six months ago. It happily sits on 2.3 while all these people are getting excited over Android 5.0. :P
     
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    Hahahaha thats like, three times more powerful than my Galaxy Mini hahaha
     
  10. Nathan Drake

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    Looking at the Galaxy Mini, I feel like the majority of smart phones released within a full year before it are more powerful.
     
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  11. Satangel

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    This poll, such a flamebait :P My vote goes to Android anyway, although I must say I'm quite disappointed with it. I expected more.....
     
  12. Slamicite

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    Android, and I'm pretty satisfied with it. I've never had an iOS device, though, and don't plan to, given what I know about it and how I feel about Apple's general philosophy and business strategies.
    I'm not surprised Android is winning by such a large margin in an ambient where people are likelier to know better.
     
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    I had the original Samsung Galaxy S which I upgraded to the SGSIII and I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1".
    I don't buy any apple products so the only time I mess with Ipods, pads, phones is when I'm fixing them or jailbreaking them for friends and family.
    I prefer android for all the reasons already covered, plus removable and upgradable memory, ease of use and openness.
     
  14. Taleweaver

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    Yes and no. Of course you can just look at the interface and base your opinion purely on intuitivity, ease-of-use and amount of apps, but not that much more. Fact is that android is made to fit on just about any hardware, and iOS "just" on what apple uses. That is a MAJOR advantage of android, though the drawback is obviously that apple can optimize things much more.


    Personally...I want to vote for android, but it wouldn't be fair. I have it on both my e-reader (though it's only visible if I root the thing) and my phone, and I'm perfectly happy with it. But the only experience I have with iOS is a few random checks on my girlfriend's tablet. Not only are those totally different devices, I hardly have time to measure anything. So there's no way I can say whether I even like one over the other. :unsure:
     
  15. Gahars

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    iOS? Apple, it's time for an I.O.U.

    To be fair, I have to admit, I'm a bit biased. I'm an android fandroid.
     
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  16. Enchilada

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    iOS is too limited.
     
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  17. back25

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    3DS firmware 4.5.0 wins hands down(i still use dumb phones)
     
  18. TyBlood13

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    Android, mostly cos no iTunes shit.
     
  19. KingVamp

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    Pretty good reason. *notbad.gif

    I pick Android, but Windows Phone should have it's own option.
     
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  20. UltraHurricane

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    as much as i like the open-endedness of Android, the fragmentation of it kinda turns me off which is why i prefer Windows Phones, while it's not as customizable there's a lot less maintenance and fiddling around

    and personally, i find the UI a bit more intuitive then iOS and yeah i don't have to use frickin' iTunes