This is a list that I plan to keep adding to… but for now, here are some of the things that just don’t pair up between iOS and Android:
I want to begin by saying that people always ask me which one I like better – Android or iOS – the truth is that I like them both! They each do have their strengths, and weaknesses. But one of the main things about Apple is that they LIMIT what you can and cannot do, just like they limit the Apps which are sold in the App Store. Google does not. So, we’re going to begin this comparison with…
Things you cannot do on iOS:
- See what number your contact is calling from during a phone call (office? work? cell? which cell?) – all you see is a photo and their name – on any Android phone, it shows the number during a phone call.
- Create a wifi network for your computer – most Android phones have a tether/hotspot feature which allows you to create an instant Wifi network wherever you have 3G/4G service.
- WIDGETS – On your Android home screen these can be added to display different types of information for instance: news, weather, or your favorite contacts in a cool dropdown – I hate widgets on my desktop/laptop, but I love them on my phone.
- Instant directions – You can save your frequent destinations as icons on your home screen that you only have to touch once to start navigating to that location.
- Navigation – Google Maps on Android will speak you the turn-by-turn instructions for walking, taking a bus, riding a bike, and driving to your location.
Android – Google Music (your own private Spotify – DRM-free cloud storage of your music)
Android – Data usage warnings and limits
iOS – one, I repeat, one button (aside from the screen lock/power button)
Android – (depends on device) camera button, back button, home button, menu button (also aside from the screen lock/power button)
Let’s talk about the number of steps it takes to get from one part of your phone to another. In most cases, we do have one touch access to basic features such as the dialer, contacts, email inbox.